DPS Connecting with U!

Connecting with U!

DPS is committed to Connecting with U!

Special Conversation

Special Conversation

Dear Campus Community:

The University of Michigan-Flint’s Department of Public Safety (DPS) is dedicated to working in partnership with our campus community to enhance safety and ensure ongoing communications with all stakeholders. Community engagement is paramount to all public safety efforts and the opinions of our students, faculty and staff are a vital part of maintaining a safe learning environment here at UM-Flint.  

To that end, we are pleased to announce a series of community conversations later this week to engage in casual, but open discussions about safety and whatever related topics emerge.  The conversations will focus on us listening to your concerns or ideas about parking, panhandling or any general matters regarding safety on our campus at one of the following conversations:

  • Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at UPAV lobby (near stage) from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, December 7, 2017 at UCEN lobby (near Starbucks) from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, December 7, 2017 at First Street Residence Hall lobby from 6 to 7 p.m.

If you’re not able to participate in one of these meetings, please share your comments or concerns by visiting https://www.umflint.edu/safety/comments-suggestions-or-concerns or email me directly at raydhall@umflint.edu . You can also visit our Pop with a Cop (Wednesday from 12:30-1:30 p.m., 3 rd. floor UCEN).

Together, we will continue to cultivate a campus culture of safety and preparedness.

We also know this is one of the busiest periods for our students. As such, between now and the end of the semester, you may notice increased patrols near UPAV and the rest of campus. As you go about your cross-campus travels we’d like to also remind you of our safety escort services for your convenience.  Our Safe Ride service is available to you by calling 810-820-1760.  For more information about the Safe Ride or the campus shuttle click on the following links https://www.umflint.edu/saferide and https://www.umflint.edu/safety/services/parking

DPS is also hiring new Student Patrol Officers!  Student Patrol Officer responsibilities will include safe-ride operation, staffing a new safety info Safety/Info desk to be located in UPAV, as well as other routine patrol responsibilities.  If you are interested in this part-time position, click on this link http://careers.umich.edu/job_detail/151006/guard_temp

Hope to see you soon and be safe!

In Partnership,

Chief Ray Hall


Welcome to the University of Michigan-Flint Department of Public Safety (DPS) website. Our website contains information about security, personal safety and support services available to you, as well as information about parking and transportation services.

The Department of Public Safety provides complete law enforcement services to the campus.  Our Police Officers are licensed by the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES) and authorized to enforce all Federal, State, Local laws and Rules of the University of Michigan.  Our officers are also deputized by Genesee County.  Our officers are well trained in services unique to an academic institution.  We are dedicated to the community policing philosophy  as a way of delivering police services to  our campus community.

Other services provided by the Department of Public Safety include Escort Services, Motorist Assistance, Medical Assistance, Personal Injury Reports, Lost and Found, Locksmith Services, Automobile Accident Reports, Emergency Notifications, and Fire Alarms and Extinguishers.  Click here for more information.


Enhancing the future of our students and community through professionalism, service and safety.



UM-Flint Emergency Alert System

UM-Flint Emergency Alert System

Your safety is the top concern of the University of Michigan-Flint. In the event of an emergency on campus, this website will contain detailed information for you. This information may include:

  • Status of the university, including cancellation of classes
  • Emergency contact information
  • All press releases related to an emergency

Communication in the midst of a crisis is paramount to helping our campus community reduce risk. The University of Michigan-Flint will provide students, faculty and staff with alerts and informational updates as necessary.

Frequently asked questions are found HERE.

Upstander Training

Upstander Training

Students, faculty and staff join us for this helpful 4-part training series -

  • March 23 & 30 and April 6 & 13
  • 6:30-9:30pm
  • University Center's Michigan Rooms

To register or for more information, please contact the UM-Flint Department of Public Safety at 810-762-3330 and ask to speak to Gaye.

Electric Vehicle Charging Station

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

The University of Michigan-Flint welcomes students and employees using electric vehicles. We offer one charging station (two parking spaces) on campus for your use. 


  • Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., your vehicle must display a valid UMF parking permit AND an UMF EV permit to charge at UMF charging stations.
  • A EV permit can be picked-up at DPS (Hubbard Building).
  • A Chargepoint Mobile App for your Smartphone is required. 
  • 4 hour usage limit.
  • There is no charge/fee to use the Electric Charging Stations.

Go Blue and Live Greener! 
Your Department of Public Safety