University of Michigan-Flint Department of Public Safety

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07/04/2021
Committed to excellence...UM-Flint faculty Melissa Sreckovic and Christiine Kenney have been presenting Autism Training ...
06/29/2021

Committed to excellence...

UM-Flint faculty Melissa Sreckovic and Christiine Kenney have been presenting Autism Training to uniform personnel in the Department of Public Safety.

Important and valuable training provided by caring and professional facility members.

Let’s Unite and save some lives Flint! 2021 Unity march and expo... what an awesome day! Great job Wow! 
06/27/2021

Let’s Unite and save some lives Flint!

2021 Unity march and expo... what an awesome day! Great job Wow! 

06/20/2021
Happy Juneteenth from all of us here at the Department of Public Safety! Freedom for all is worth celebrating 🎊😃
06/19/2021

Happy Juneteenth from all of us here at the Department of Public Safety! Freedom for all is worth celebrating 🎊😃

Happy Juneteenth from all of us here at the Department of Public Safety! Freedom for all is worth celebrating 🎊😃

Every job has its perks. The perk working here at DPS is serving a campus community that is so appreciative and supporti...
06/07/2021

Every job has its perks. The perk working here at DPS is serving a campus community that is so appreciative and supportive…but even more importantly,  serving a campus community whose members know how to bake! 😃

Who has it better than us? No one! 🙂

These tasty treats were just dropped off to us this evening… and now you know why we are always smiling… 

Go Blue!

Living in Riverfront Hall this summer? Here are a few safety tips offered in partnership with our friends at the Office ...
06/06/2021

Living in Riverfront Hall this summer?

Here are a few safety tips offered in partnership with our friends at the Office of Housing and Res life...

Living in Riverfront Hall this summer?

Here are a few safety tips offered in partnership with our friends at the Office of Housing and Res life...

June is Pride Month. DPS is a proud supporter of our LGBTQ community.Shout out to all allies!  This month is Pride Month...
06/03/2021

June is Pride Month. DPS is a proud supporter of our LGBTQ community.

Shout out to all allies!

This month is Pride Month –a time when people come together in support of the LGBTQ community by walking in parades and attending festivals, etc. For information about the Flint Pride celebration, checkout Michigan Festivals & Events webpage.

June is Pride Month. DPS is a proud supporter of our LGBTQ community.

Shout out to all allies!

This month is Pride Month –a time when people come together in support of the LGBTQ community by walking in parades and attending festivals, etc. For information about the Flint Pride celebration, checkout Michigan Festivals & Events webpage.

Happy Retirement Mark Smith! Congratulations and best wishes for a much deserved retirement after 21+ years of service t...
06/02/2021

Happy Retirement Mark Smith!

Congratulations and best wishes for a much deserved retirement after 21+ years of service to the University of Michigan-Flint. We are going to miss you! Mark set the standard of excellence and service during his law-enforcement career. Mark has always been professional, friendly, and approachable. Mark served with a genuine caring heart and was dedicated to providing the best customer service possible and to keeping everyone safe on and around our campus.

Congratulations on a job well-done!

Thanks for inviting us! We had a great time and it’s always an honor to support area first responders and thei communiti...
06/01/2021

Thanks for inviting us! We had a great time and it’s always an honor to support area first responders and thei communities they serve 😃

05/28/2021
Today, Jim Vogt is providing DPS members with life saving CPR, First Aid, AED, etc. training at our Annual Training. Gre...
05/26/2021

Today, Jim Vogt is providing DPS members with life saving CPR, First Aid, AED, etc. training at our Annual Training.

Great training, Jim!

Who is going to tell Officer Mata (see photo below) he needs to return the baby? 

It’s good to be training in person again! Thank you Sgt. Butzky for some great de-escalation training today !!!!!As part...
05/24/2021

It’s good to be training in person again!

Thank you Sgt. Butzky for some great de-escalation training today !!!!!

As part of our commitment to professional excellence, over the four weeks in May, each DPS member attend Annual Training for one work week — members attend each calendar year as a baseline related to core training requirements.

National Police WeekMay 9, 2021 - May 15, 2021Thank you to all police officers, especially those working for the UM-Flin...
05/11/2021

National Police Week

May 9, 2021 - May 15, 2021

Thank you to all police officers, especially those working for the UM-Flint Department of Public Safety and those who are serving in the City of Flint. Your dedication does not go unnoticed or unappreciated. 

National Police Week

May 9, 2021 - May 15, 2021

Thank you to all police officers, especially those working for the UM-Flint Department of Public Safety and those who are serving in the City of Flint. Your dedication does not go unnoticed or unappreciated. 

05/09/2021
Announcing the Department of Public Safety Student Patrol Officer of the yearCongratulations and a heartfelt shout out t...
05/04/2021

Announcing the Department of Public Safety Student Patrol Officer of the year

Congratulations and a heartfelt shout out to Student Officer Colton Goodman!!!

Colton was selected as SPO of the Year (2020) because of his tireless dedication and commitment to serving the campus community throughout a very challenging year. Colton’s smile, positive and welcoming spirit and his service oriented heart is absolutely contagious and has made a positive difference in the lives of many here on campus during this past year.

The Department of Public Safety Student Patrol program is an important part of our comprehensive crime prevention and safety initiative. Our Student Patrol program consists of about 10 to 20 Student Safety members who serve students, faculty, staff and visitors to the University of Michigan-Flint campus.

Our Student Patrol can be easily identified by their maize and blue uniforms. From operating the Safe-Ride van to staffing health screening stations at our building gateways, Colton Goodman and his peers work to help keep our campus safe and welcoming to all.

Congratulations Colton and thank you for all that you do to help keep our campus a great place to live, learn, work, play and visit! You are AWESOME !!!!!

Our Student Patrol Officers are definitely the eyes, ears and smiles of DPS 🙂 

Campus Community:In response to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, another extension of MCard expiration dates has been put...
05/03/2021

Campus Community:

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, another extension of MCard expiration dates has been put in place for employees and students until January 11, 2022. The extension to continue approved access to campus buildings applies to MCards that already have expired in 2020 and 2021 and MCards that will expire through January 1, 2022.

Students and employees may access any closed campus building this spring and summer terms by calling the Department of Public Safety at (810) 762-3333 and then swiping their MCard and showing the ResponsiBLUE green screen. MCard readers are located at each of the main entry points into the buildings. All campus buildings close at 10 PM. Please do not remain in the buildings after 10 p.m.

If you have additional questions, please contact us at [email protected].

Campus Community:

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, another extension of MCard expiration dates has been put in place for employees and students until January 11, 2022. The extension to continue approved access to campus buildings applies to MCards that already have expired in 2020 and 2021 and MCards that will expire through January 1, 2022.

Students and employees may access any closed campus building this spring and summer terms by calling the Department of Public Safety at (810) 762-3333 and then swiping their MCard and showing the ResponsiBLUE green screen. MCard readers are located at each of the main entry points into the buildings. All campus buildings close at 10 PM. Please do not remain in the buildings after 10 p.m.

If you have additional questions, please contact us at [email protected].

Join AmeriCorps’ Urban Safety Corps and give back to the Flint Community! The Urban Safety Corps is an AmeriCorps projec...
04/20/2021

Join AmeriCorps’ Urban Safety Corps and give back to the Flint Community!

The Urban Safety Corps is an AmeriCorps project which is funded and operated through a partnership between the United Way (financial support) and the Department of Public Safety at the University of Michigan-Flint which oversees operations.

Some of the projects that members of the Urban Safety Corps are involved in include: painting houses, repairing porches, coordinating and supporting neighborhood organizations, Read with a Cop, Little Free Library, River Trail watchers, and neighborhood cleanups.

Join the team! Let's make a difference!

Join AmeriCorps’ Urban Safety Corps and give back to the Flint Community!

The Urban Safety Corps is an AmeriCorps project which is funded and operated through a partnership between the United Way (financial support) and the Department of Public Safety at the University of Michigan-Flint which oversees operations.

Some of the projects that members of the Urban Safety Corps are involved in include: painting houses, repairing porches, coordinating and supporting neighborhood organizations, Read with a Cop, Little Free Library, River Trail watchers, and neighborhood cleanups.

Join the team! Let's make a difference!

April is sexual assault awareness month…When bystanders take action, sexual assault may be prevented. The UM’s Sexual As...
04/18/2021
Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center |

April is sexual assault awareness month…

When bystanders take action, sexual assault may be prevented. The UM’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center lists the “Four D’s” or strategies for bystander intervention if you notice a situation and interpret it as problematic:

* Direct: directly intervene
* Distract: distract either party
* Delegate: get help from others
* Delay: continue to check in

The key message: If you see something, say something. Take care of your fellow Wolverines.

https://sapac.umich.edu

SAPAC promotes social change and activism on two levels: through the professional services we provide to the University of Michigan community, and through student leadership development wherein students help students as peers. We believe that women and men must work together to eradicate sexual assa...

Special shout out to the Department of Public Safety Dispathers! Our Communication Officers are the life lines for the...
04/12/2021

Special shout out to the Department of Public Safety Dispathers!

Our Communication Officers are the life lines for the Campus Community  and beyond.

A heartfelt shout out and thank you to all of our Dispatchers…Happy National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week!!!!

Thank you for your dedicated service. 

Special shout out to the Department of Public Safety Dispathers!

Our Communication Officers are the life lines for the Campus Community  and beyond.

A heartfelt shout out and thank you to all of our Dispatchers…Happy National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week!!!!

Thank you for your dedicated service. 

April is Sexual  Assault Awareness Month... While the responsibility and blame for sexual assault lie squarely with the...
04/10/2021

April is Sexual  Assault Awareness Month...

While the responsibility and blame for sexual assault lie squarely with the perpetrator, there are proactive steps you can take to protect yourself:

Party with people you trust. Agree to watch out for each other and plan ahead how you’re getting home. If your plans change, make sure to tell the other people in your group. Don’t leave someone stranded in an unfamiliar or unsafe situation.

Know your limits. According to the National Institute of Justice, alcohol is the substance most frequently used to facilitate sexual assault. As such, it’s important to know your limits. Keep track of how many drinks you’ve had. Also be aware of your friends’ behaviors.

Protect your drink. Don’t leave your drink unattended. If you go to the bathroom or step outside, take the drink with you or throw it away. Drink only from containers that were given to you unopened or drinks you watched being made and poured. Perpetrators of drug-facilitated sexual assault may use substances that have no color, taste or odor.

It’s okay to leave. You are never obligated to remain in a situation that makes you feel uncomfortable, pressured or threatened. Excuse yourself from these situations. Potential excuses include: needing to take care of another friend or family member, an urgent phone call, not feeling well or having to be somewhere by a certain time.

Be a good friend. Trust your instincts and stick together. If you notice something happening with your friend that doesn’t feel right, it probably isn’t.

The Department of Public Safety is committed to getting our students, faculty and staff home safely, even late at night. When on or near campus, consider giving us a call and requesting a “safe ride.” MCard and a face-covering is required.

April is Sexual  Assault Awareness Month...

While the responsibility and blame for sexual assault lie squarely with the perpetrator, there are proactive steps you can take to protect yourself:

Party with people you trust. Agree to watch out for each other and plan ahead how you’re getting home. If your plans change, make sure to tell the other people in your group. Don’t leave someone stranded in an unfamiliar or unsafe situation.

Know your limits. According to the National Institute of Justice, alcohol is the substance most frequently used to facilitate sexual assault. As such, it’s important to know your limits. Keep track of how many drinks you’ve had. Also be aware of your friends’ behaviors.

Protect your drink. Don’t leave your drink unattended. If you go to the bathroom or step outside, take the drink with you or throw it away. Drink only from containers that were given to you unopened or drinks you watched being made and poured. Perpetrators of drug-facilitated sexual assault may use substances that have no color, taste or odor.

It’s okay to leave. You are never obligated to remain in a situation that makes you feel uncomfortable, pressured or threatened. Excuse yourself from these situations. Potential excuses include: needing to take care of another friend or family member, an urgent phone call, not feeling well or having to be somewhere by a certain time.

Be a good friend. Trust your instincts and stick together. If you notice something happening with your friend that doesn’t feel right, it probably isn’t.

The Department of Public Safety is committed to getting our students, faculty and staff home safely, even late at night. When on or near campus, consider giving us a call and requesting a “safe ride.” MCard and a face-covering is required.

Hey Students, We’re sharing this because we think it could be helpful…Struggling with convincing your  Friends orfami...
04/08/2021
Driving Disrupted | Lexus

Hey Students,
We’re sharing this because we think it could be helpful…

Struggling with convincing your  Friends orfamily members that distracted driving (texting while driving) is serious? Here’s a video that just might be helpful. This is good...

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Eikozy0tS2w&feature=youtu.be

Every time you check a text message while driving, your eyes leave the road for 4.6 seconds. To show just how much can go wrong during that time, we challeng...

April is Sexual Assault Awareness month.  The Department of Public  Safety participates in the National Sexual Assault A...
04/05/2021

April is Sexual Assault Awareness month.

The Department of Public Safety participates in the National Sexual Assault Awareness Month by sharing a series of safety tips and other information during the month.

What consent looks like...

According to the R**e, Abuse and In**st National Network (RAINN), consent doesn’t have to be verbal, but verbally agreeing to different sexual activities can help both you and your partner respect each other’s boundaries. It’s important to recognize that consent:

Is about communication:

Should be given every time

Can be withdrawn at any time

Positive consent can look like this:

Communicating when you change the type or degree of sexual activity with phrases like “Is this OK?”

Explicitly agreeing to certain activities, either by saying “yes” or another affirmative statement, like “I’m open to trying.”

Using physical cues to let the other person know you’re comfortable taking things to the next level.

Consent does NOT look like this:

Refusing to acknowledge “no.”

Assuming that wearing certain clothes, flirting or kissing is an invitation for anything more.

Being under the legal age of consent, as defined by the state.

Being incapacitated because of drugs or alcohol.

Pressuring someone into sexual activity by using fear or intimidation.

Assuming you have permission to engage in a sexual act because you’ve done it in the past

For additional information of how to report sexual assault and other support information, click on the link below.

https://www.umflint.edu/sexualmisconduct/reporting-process

April is Sexual Assault Awareness month.

The Department of Public Safety participates in the National Sexual Assault Awareness Month by sharing a series of safety tips and other information during the month.

What consent looks like...

According to the R**e, Abuse and In**st National Network (RAINN), consent doesn’t have to be verbal, but verbally agreeing to different sexual activities can help both you and your partner respect each other’s boundaries. It’s important to recognize that consent:

Is about communication:

Should be given every time

Can be withdrawn at any time

Positive consent can look like this:

Communicating when you change the type or degree of sexual activity with phrases like “Is this OK?”

Explicitly agreeing to certain activities, either by saying “yes” or another affirmative statement, like “I’m open to trying.”

Using physical cues to let the other person know you’re comfortable taking things to the next level.

Consent does NOT look like this:

Refusing to acknowledge “no.”

Assuming that wearing certain clothes, flirting or kissing is an invitation for anything more.

Being under the legal age of consent, as defined by the state.

Being incapacitated because of drugs or alcohol.

Pressuring someone into sexual activity by using fear or intimidation.

Assuming you have permission to engage in a sexual act because you’ve done it in the past

For additional information of how to report sexual assault and other support information, click on the link below.

https://www.umflint.edu/sexualmisconduct/reporting-process

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