University of Michigan-Flint Department of Public Safety

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Operating as usual

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 Rape, Abuse and Incest 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Can be withdrawn at any time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

Hey Campus Community...April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The goal is to raise public awareness about sexual assau...
03/28/2021

Hey Campus Community...April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The goal is to raise public awareness about sexual assault and educate individuals on how to prevent sexual violence. Let’s unite and stand together to end sexual assault on our campus and in our communities!

Sexual assault will not be tolerated at the University of Michigan-Flint. If you or someone you know has experienced sexual assault, call the Department of Public Safety (DPS) at (810)762-3333.

Throughout April, DPS will be providing sexual assault safety tips and information on this page. Until then let’s get started with some facts.

SEXUAL ASSAULT FACTS
* If you are sexually assaulted, you are not to blame, regardless of the circumstances.
* If someone has unwanted sexual contact with you without your consent, this is sexual assault, which is a crime.
* About 90% of sexual assaults on campus involve survivors and perpetrators who knew each other (Fisher, et al, 2000).
* Approximately 50% of reported cases of sexual assault involve alcohol consumption by the survivor, the perpetrator or both (Abbey, et al, 2001).
* Many rapists attack more than once—one unreported assault may allow one or more additional rapes to occur (Lisak, et al, 2002).

03/24/2021

Thank you Bill Harris – Setting an example for all of us!

Throughout the next few days, we will be testing our emergency alert systems on campus. Routinely, we are asked, “Who is the voice on the emergency public address system?” Our community members are curious, because the directions and tone of the message are clear, professional, calming and reassuring. The answer… Bill Harris!

Bill is the legendary news anchor who many of us grew up with in mid-Michigan. Not only did Bill volunteer his talent and time, he insisted that the communication was clear and professional. Bill volunteered the use of his own studio to ensure the highest quality communication would be provided to the University community. The campus-wide indoor/outdoor public address system not only potentially reduces risks and saves lives during an emergency on campus, it also reminds all of us, every time it plays, there are wonderful and giving people who are looking out for the safety of everyone who lives, works, or plays in Flint.

So, there you have it! Bill Harris is the caring professional with the giving heart who shows us all what it means to put community first. You’re more than a news anchor to us, you’re a Rock Star!

On behalf of the University of Michigan–Flint campus community, the Department of Public Safety gives a heartfelt shout out to Bill Harris!

Listen up!  The shenanigans need to stop!We are requesting that everyone stop trying to pinch our officers. We are not a...
03/17/2021

Listen up! The shenanigans need to stop!

We are requesting that everyone stop trying to pinch our officers. We are not authorized to wear green on St. Patrick’s Day… we do have lots of maize & blue; but, no green.

And, please stop chasing around the DPS Irish officers and asking if there’s a pot of gold hidden on the golf carts or in the trunk of a patrol car. We have no gold in our cars or Golf Carts… We do have maize.

Finally, we are happy that you are Irish, but it’s inappropriate for us to kiss you because you’re Irish. Stop asking our officers to kiss you! It’s inappropriate and unwanted…(the Chief makes us say that).

From all of us at DPS, be safe and stay healthy! Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

03/16/2021

Today, Sgt David Hunter and Officer Torrey Ruffin provide Taser training to a group of DPS officers.

Dedicated to Professional Standards and committed to ongoing training.. yep, that’s how we roll or should we say, that’s how we patrol. 🙂

Making a difference!DPS Student Patrol Officer Cora Hensley (Who is absolutely amazing) is seen at a health screening st...
03/12/2021
UM-Flint will be ‘back to normal’ in fall while maintaining safety protocols, chancellor says

Making a difference!
DPS Student Patrol Officer Cora Hensley (Who is absolutely amazing) is seen at a health screening station (see attached Mlive article)

Thank you for making a difference Cora!

https://www.mlive.com/news/flint/2021/03/um-flint-will-be-back-to-normal-in-fall-while-maintaining-safety-protocols-chancellor-says.html

The University of Michigan-Flint will be "back to normal" for students this fall, Chancellor Deba Dutta said.

The Department of Public Safety established a Little Free Library — where residents can share books — at River Village. ...
03/09/2021

The Department of Public Safety established a Little Free Library — where residents can share books — at River Village. The “read with a cop” summer program at River Village supports the little free library.

What’s so awesome about the little library is the ownership of this literacy effort — and the young people who live in this area — that the officers at DPS all have.

Earlier this morning, Lieutenant Smith (who is seen in the photo below) went over to load up the library with new books and discovered it was muddy because of how well used the library is… Wanting to make sure that the young people didn’t get their shoes muddy as they grabbed a book, Lieutenant Smith coordinated with Norm here on campus and tossed down (replaced) some much needed mulch in front of the library.

Soooo cool Lt Smith!

Shout out to Norm who works for Facilities and Operations – thanks for being awesome!
Norm is in the photo below walking in the hallway 🙂

Hey Students! If you are living on campus and need a ride over to Walmart, on Saturday the Safe Ride is available by app...
03/06/2021

Hey Students!
If you are living on campus and need a ride over to Walmart, on Saturday the Safe Ride is available by appointment. Call us at 762-3333 to schedule your ride. 

03/04/2021

PRESS RELEASE / FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: UM-Flint DPS Chief Raymond Hall
[email protected] or (810) 762-3330

Accreditation Assessment Team Invites Public Comment

(University of Michigan-Flint/Flint/Genesee,MI) A team of assessors from the Michigan Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission (MLEAC) will arrive on April 7-8, 2021, to examine all aspects of the University of Michigan-Flint Department of Public Safety (DPS) policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services DPS Chief Raymond Hall announced today.

“Verification by the team that University of Michigan-Flint Department of Public Safety (DPS) meets the Michigan Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission’s “best practice” standards is part of a voluntary process to achieve accreditation, a highly prized recognition of law enforcement professional excellence”, Hall said.

As part of this final On-Site Assessment, employees and members of the general public are invited to provide comments to the Assessment Team. They may do so by telephone or email. The public may call (810) 424-5323 on Thursday April 8, 2021, between the hours of 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Email comments can be sent to [email protected].

Telephone comments are limited to five (5) minutes and must address the agency’s ability to comply with the Commission’s standards. A copy of the standards are available for inspection at the University of Michigan-Flint Department of Public Safety at 602 Mill Street, 102 Hubbard Building; Flint, MI 49502. Please contact DPS Executive Sergeant Heather Bromley at [email protected] or (810) 237-6512.

Anyone wishing to offer written comments about the University of Michigan-Flint Department of Public Safety’s ability to comply with the standards for accreditation is requested to email the Accreditation Program manager at [email protected] or write the Michigan Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission at 3474 Alaiedon Pkwy, Suite 600, Okemos, MI 48864.

The University of Michigan-Flint Department of Public Safety must comply with 105 standards in order to achieve accredited status. DPS Chief Hall indicated, “Accreditation results in greater accountability within the agency, reduced risk and liability exposure, stronger defense against civil lawsuits, increased community advocacy, and more confidence in the agency’s ability to operate efficiently and respond to community needs.”

The Accreditation Program Manager for the Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police is Ret. Chief Neal Rossow. “The assessment team is composed of law enforcement practitioners from similar Michigan law enforcement agencies. The assessors will review written materials, interview agency members, and visit offices and other places where compliance with the standards can be observed. Once the assessors complete their review of the agency, they will report to the full Commission, which will then decide if the agency is to be granted accredited status”, Neal Rossow stated.

Accreditation is valid for a three-year period during which time the agency must submit annual reports attesting to their continued compliance with those standards under which it was initially accredited.

The MACP, through its Michigan Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission, is the legitimate authority and accreditation agency in the state of Michigan. For more information regarding the Michigan Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission, please write the Commission at: MACP, Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission at 3474 Alaiedon Pkwy, Suite 600, Okemos, MI 48864 or email at [email protected].

A beautiful Sunday in downtown Flint ! In the photo below, DPS Officer Mitch Lipp is giving a ride over to the shelter t...
02/28/2021

A beautiful Sunday in downtown Flint ! In the photo below, DPS Officer Mitch Lipp is giving a ride over to the shelter to a person in need. meanwhile, the Safe Ride van is getting ready to transport a student to Walmart for an early evening shopping outing...serving our community is what we enjoy doing.😃
And we also enjoy the warm weather and bake goods.😂

First sign of spring! :)
02/28/2021

First sign of spring! :)

It may be 40 degrees today, but it is still Michigan and it is still winter 🙂 Here are a few nighttime driving tips from...
02/23/2021

It may be 40 degrees today, but it is still Michigan and it is still winter 🙂

Here are a few nighttime driving tips from your friends at DPS

Clean your windshields and headlights. Ice can collect on your headlights and diminish the illumination. 

Only use high beams when necessary. Especially when driving in downtown Flint.

Be patient, especially during rush hour. When traffic picks up on the bricks or through campus , please slow down and give yourself a little extra time. 

Stay alert and dont drive drowsy. If you’re already tired and it’s a late evening in downtown, you can easily become drowsy.... driving drowsy is dangerous. 

Our last tip is not a safety tip...just a good neighbor tip!

As the weather improves in the coming weeks, we want to encourage you to visit campus in the evening hours. We have open (free) parking after 5 PM and on the weekends. The campus is a great place for an evening walk.

Hope to see you soon! 

Go Blue! 

Hey students...checkout our sic website!  Shout out to Tricia and Lindsay over at  University of  Michigan-Flint Marketi...
02/18/2021
Department of Public Safety

Hey students...checkout our sic website!

Shout out to Tricia and Lindsay over at University of Michigan-Flint Marketing & Digital Strategies. The professional, caring and very patient Marketing & Digital Strategies crew were a blast to work with...the new updated look reflects our department’s ongoing commitment to high professional standards. Tricia and Lindsay, Thanks for all of your great work!

Now that we have a flashy modern website, our uniformed officers will start using words like “sic”. Is that dope or what ? Well, maybe that’s not such a good idea.

See ya later! We need to dip...

https://www.umflint.edu/safety/

UM-Flint has provides an excellent educational experience for students in the heart of the city of Flint. Learn more about U-M’s first campus outside of Ann Arbor.

What makes a Department of Public Safety officer smile? No, the answer is not a dozen freshly baked Donna’s donuts (tha...
02/09/2021

What makes a Department of Public Safety officer smile?

No, the answer is not a dozen freshly baked Donna’s donuts (that does work, but it’s not the answer we’re looking for)... answer is two new Emergency Blue Light Phone! Yeah, we know…the bar is low 🙂

As part of our ongoing commitment to the safety of our students, faculty, staff and all community members, the University's newest emergency blue light phones have been installed and are operational. The newest emergency blue light phones are located in front of MSB and one is located near McKinnon plaza.

Blue light emergency phones are located throughout the campus.

If you need assistance, press the large, round button on the front of the new blue light emergency phones. All emergency blue light phones are connected directly to the Department of Public Safety.

Never hesitate to contact DPS…Be safe and stay warm!

We are off to a great start this term!Shout out to all of our students who downloaded the app and swiped in at the heal...
01/22/2021

We are off to a great start this term!

Shout out to all of our students who downloaded the app and swiped in at the health screening stations with a smile…hidden behind your face covering… thank you for your support and partnership with keeping everyone healthy and safe here in downtown Flint!!!

Go Blue!

University of Michigan – Flint or any University of Michigan student is eligible for this great opportunity!Looking fo...
01/21/2021
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University of Michigan – Flint or any University of Michigan student is eligible for this great opportunity!

Looking for an exciting and challenging job? We have openings! Join the public safety team!!!

Here’s the link to the Student Guard posting

Hope to see ya soon!

Apply Now Clicking "Apply Now" opens the link in a new window. Responsibilities*Student guards will patrol, observe, and report occurrences in and about the campus, via portable radio unit, to the Communications Officer, as well as prepare daily logs. Uphold all federal, state, and local laws in a....

Good afternoon from downtown Flint Michigan! Hey Faculty and Staff, Open Parking will continue to be in place for the ...
01/19/2021

Good afternoon from downtown Flint Michigan!

 Hey Faculty and Staff,

Open Parking will continue to be in place for the Winter 2021 semester. Open Parking allows anyone with a valid university permit to park in any university-owned parking area excluding the Northbank Center Ramp; Blue Parking Area (UPAV Ramp); and designed spaces for handicap parking, service vehicle parking, etc.

Employees who do not have a valid parking permit may request a one-day visitor parking permit by contacting Kathy Howe at [email protected] in advance of the visit to campus (at least 24 hours notice). The visitor permit will be provided via email and must be printed and placed on display in the vehicle. DPS will monitor usage of the visitor parking option so that it is not exploited.

As a reminder, those coming to campus should complete the health screening in advance using the ResponsiBLUE Screening App. Face coverings are required.

Campus buildings are only accessible to  current faculty, staff and students. Limited access points for building entry are in place. A  valid MCard is required for admittance.

We hope everyone has a great day! 

“I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.”~Martin Luther King, Jr. The Rev. Martin Luther ...
01/17/2021

“I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.”

~Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Day is observed this year on Monday, Jan. 18th.

University of Michigan-Flint Department of Public Safety's cover photo
01/12/2021

University of Michigan-Flint Department of Public Safety's cover photo

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01/12/2021

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Pure University of Michigan-Flint ! Photos provided by Officer Mark Smith
01/02/2021

Pure University of Michigan-Flint !

Photos provided by Officer Mark Smith

From all of us at the University of Michigan-Flint Department of Public Safety we wish you a healthy and safe New Year! ...
12/31/2020

From all of us at the University of Michigan-Flint Department of Public Safety we wish you a healthy and safe New Year! 

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