Police & Public Safety

University of Michigan-Dearborn Police and Public Safety Department is service-oriented.

The mission of UM-Dearborn's Police and Public Safety Department is to help promote a safe environment for UM-Dearborn students, visitors, faculty, and staff.

Our experienced officers function in our campus community by patrolling, providing escorts and additional services to promote safety, while aiding in the prevention and detection of crime for all students, faculty, staff and visitors.

Police & Public Safety Department Patrols 24/7/365
Police & Public Safety Department Administrative Office: Open Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm


More About Our Department

DIAL 9-1-1 For help anywhere on campus, using a campus phone. 

Emergency Phones connect directly to dispatch; pick-up any campus emergency phone to be immediately connected to the dispatch office.
DIAL (313) 593-5333 to contact UM-Dearborn Police & Public Safety Department 24-Hour Dispatch 
A Dispatcher is available to receive your call 24-hours a day, 7-days a week, including weekends and holidays.

DIAL (313) 593-9953 to reach Police & Public Safety Department Administrative Phone 
Department Business Office Hours: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
E-mail Requests - public-safety-requests-UMD@umich.edu

Information regarding campus closures - be sure to register via Wolverine Access for notifications, or check the main campus website.

Let us know how we are doing.  Your questions, concerns, suggestions and comments are welcome.   
E-mail:  James Knittel, Interim Police Captain, Police & Public Safety Department 

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

  • Police Department - Full Law Enforcement Agency

    The University of Michigan-Dearborn Police & Public Safety Department (UMDPPSD) is a full service law enforcement agency. Police officers are licensed by the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES), and have the authority to investigate, search, arrest and use reasonable force as necessary to protect persons and property and to enforce the laws of the State of Michigan and the Ordinance of the Regents of the University of Michigan.

    University Police Officers patrol all campus buildings and grounds. These patrols are designed to prevent and detect crimes and property loss from crime, fire and floods. Patrols are conducted 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Patrols are performed by officers on foot, in motor vehicles, and on bicycles. Specialized police services provided by officers include: criminal investigations, accident investigations, special problems and community outreach liaisons.

    The UM-Dearborn Police Department has a cooperative relationship and works very closely with the Dearborn Police Department and other local, state and federal law enforcement agencies in matters of mutual concern. 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, and is just one example of the cooperation between area police agencies.

    UM-Dearborn Police Department has officers assigned to districts throughout the campus. These officers work together with UM-Dearborn community members to reduce the fear of crime and the conditions that contribute to crime, and to increase the community's involvement in resolving these issues. Officers are encouraged to establish and maintain long-term working relationships with community members. Rather than solely reacting to events, our department partners with community members and takes a preventive approach to eliminating problems that cause crime or allow it to occur. 

Police & Public Safety Department

Campus Support Services Building (CSS)
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