The University of Michigan Department of Public Safety (DPS) is a full service law enforcement agency. University Police Officers patrol all campus buildings and grounds, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. DPS officers 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.
Recently, several serious assaults have been reported near the U-M campus.
The Department of Public Safety is working with the Ann Arbor Police as they investigate each of these off-campus incidents. Both agencies are increasing uniformed police patrols of these areas on and near central campus to increase visibility and ward off additional incidents.