Campus Crime Statistics & Reporting
University of Michigan - Dearborn Policy on Timely Warnings
The Police Chief or a designee will develop timely warning notices for the University Community to notify members of the community about serious crimes against people that occur on campus, where it is determined that the incident may pose an ongoing threat to members of the University community. Timely Warning Notices are usually distributed for the following Uniformed Crime Reporting Program (UCR)/National Incident Based Reporting System (NIBRS) classifications: arson, criminal homicide, and robbery. Cases of aggravated assault and sex offenses are considered on a case-by-case basis, depending on the facts of the case and the information known by the Campus PD. For example, if an assault occurs between two students who have a disagreement, there may be no on-going threat to other University community members, therefore; a Timely Warning Notice would not be distributed. Sexual Assaults are considered on a case by case basis depending on the facts of the case, when and where the incident occurred, when it was reported, and the amount of information known by the Campus Police. Timely Warning Notices may be distributed for other crimes as determined necessary by the Chief of Police or his designee.
The Police Chief or a designee will develop timely warning notices for the University Community to notify members of the community about serious crimes against people that occur on campus, where it is determined that the incident may pose an ongoing threat to members of the University community.
In an effort to provide timely notice to the University community, and in the event of a serious incident which may pose an on-going threat to members of the University community, a blast email Timely Warning Notice will be sent to all students and employees on campus via the Everbridge Emergency Notification System. Also, depending on circumstances, the outdoor Audible Warning System may be activated. Updates to the University community about any particular case resulting in a Timely Warning Notice may be distributed via blast email, may be posted on the University website, or may be shared with The University of Michigan-Dearborn Journal for a follow-up story.
Policy for Reporting of Criminal Offenses or Emergency
To report a crime or emergency: Contact Public Safety at 593-5333 (non-emergencies), dial 9-1-1 (emergencies), or by using the emergency telephones located around campus. Any suspicious activity or person seen in the parking lots or loitering around vehicles, inside buildings should be reported to Public Safety. You may report a crime to any Public Safety Officer, or the Chief of Police, or his/her designee by contacting Public Safety at 313-593-5676. You may also contact the Director of Counseling & Support Services by calling 313-593-5430.
Voluntary Confidential Reporting Policy
Confidential Reporting Procedures
If you are a victim of a crime and do not want to pursue within the university system or the criminal justice system, you may still want to consider making a confidential report. With your permission, the chief or a designee of Public Safety can file a report on the details of the incident without revealing your identity. The purpose of a confidential report is to comply with your wish to keep the matter confidential, while taking steps to ensure the future safety of yourself and others. With such information, the university can keep accurate records of the number of incidents involving students, faculty, or staff to determine where there is a pattern of crime with regard to a particular location, method, or assailant, and alert the campus community to potential danger. Reports filed in this manner are counted and disclosed in the annual crimes statistics for the institution.
The University of Michigan - Dearborn Public Safety encourages anyone who is the victim or witness to any crime to promptly report the incident to the police. Because police reports are public records under state law, the UM-Dearborn Public Safety must report all crimes. A victim may request that his/her name be kept confidential.
Crime Reporting Procedures
The Public Safety Department prepares vehicle and personal accident reports, complaint reports, and criminal investigative case reports for incidents that occur on campus. All reports are strictly confidential. Copies of reports may be obtained by persons involved, for insurance and related purposes, at the Public Safety office, 1300 CSS. An involved person may request to have his/her name withheld on reports given to other parties.
It is important that all reports be made with the Public Safety department first. This will allow the department to begin the investigation and to notify the proper authorities (e.g. the local police, fire, emergency services, university authorities, other colleges, businesses, etc.)
All faculty, staff and students observing, witnessing or having knowledge of any criminal activity are encouraged to come forward as soon as possible. Each incident will become a matter of record by a written departmental incident report. if further law enforcement assistance is needed, the appropriate agency will be notified.
You can contact Public Safety by dialing 593-5333 from any campus phone. If the incident you are reporting is an emergency situation, such as a medical injury, fire, chemical spill, criminal activity in progress, etc., you can dial 9-1-1 or dial 593-5333 from any campus phone and you will be in contact with the Public Safety dispatcher. Stay on the line until the dispatcher tells you to hang up. If you are not near a campus phone or you are outside, you can pick-up the received on any emergency phone and you will be in contact with the Public Safety dispatcher. Emergency phones are enclosed in a red box and are mounted on a wall or mounted on a blue kiosk with a blue light on top.
Compare UM-Dearborn Crime Statistics with other United States Universities at the United States Office of Postsecondary Education.
Hate Offenses - The following hate offenses manifest evidence of prejudice based on race, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability or ethnicity/national origin.
The information included in this report is being provided in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.
Local police crime statistics: City of Dearborn Department of Police criminal statistics as included in Annual Report