About Us

Vision, Values and Goals

As part of the U-M Division of Public Safety and Security, our vision is to become the global leader in safety and security services, exceeding all expectations.

The UM-Dearborn DPS is a full service law enforcement agency. The 9-1-1 dispatch center is a 24-hour operation that provides emergency and non-emergency response campus wide. The department is comprised of sworn Police & Public Safety officers, non-sworn officers and civilian personnel. Police officers are licensed by the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES) and have the authority through the State of Michigan to search, arrest, investigate, and use reasonable force as necessary to protect persons and property. UM-Dearborn DPS Officers enforce the laws of the State of Michigan and the Ordinance of the Regents of the University of Michigan on property owned or leased by the University of Michigan-Dearborn. UM- Dearborn DPS is granted arrest authority to enforce the laws of the State of Michigan and the rules of the University of Michigan through the Michigan Public Act 120 of 1990 and Act 80 of 1905, as well as the Regents of the University of Michigan. The department’s jurisdiction serves the property that is owned, leased or controlled by UM-Dearborn, as well as the public streets of Evergreen in front of our Main campus and Hubbard in front of Fairlane Center.

UM-Dearborn DPS patrols campus buildings, parking lots, and other campus grounds. Patrols are conducted by officers on foot, on bike and in motor vehicles 24 hours a day, seven days a week year-round. UM-Dearborn DPS personnel work closely with local, state, and federal Police agencies and have direct radio communication with the Dearborn Police Department on the city police radio network.

UM-Dearborn DPS has a written memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the local Dearborn Police Department. The Wayne County Law Enforcement Mutual Aid agreement assures that each police agency in Wayne County agrees to aid other agencies in need of law enforcement assistance. To that end, UM-Dearborn DPS police officers are deputized through Wayne County Sheriff’s Office.

Partnering with our community to prevent the predictable, protect where vulnerable and prepare for the unexpected.

The University of Michigan-Dearborn
Department of Public Safety
1300 Campus Support Services Building
4901 Evergreen Road
Dearborn, MI 48128-2406

Administrative phone: 313-593-9953

Email: [email protected]

Office Hours are from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Department of Public Safety

Campus Support Services Building
4901 Evergreen Road
Dearborn, MI 48128
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