Student Life

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. DPS has a cooperative relationship and works very closely with the Ann Arbor Police Department and the other local, state and federal law enforcement agencies in matters of mutual concern.

Laptop Computer Registration: Laptops and other portable electronic devices are easy targets for theft. The University of Michigan Department of Public Safety offers a free Laptop Registration Program to members of the campus community to deter theft or assist in the recovery of stolen property. For more information and to register your laptop or other electronic device, visit

U-M Emergency Alert is a mass, urgent notification system by which the University can notify students, faculty and staff of an active, major campus emergency. Alert messages can be received in the form of a text message to cell phones, a voice message to phones, or an email. In order to receive these alert messages, students, faculty, and staff may register via Wolverine Access and select their delivery mode preference. For more information, visit

Housing Security is a unit of University Housing responsible for security, access control, and fire safety in University Housing owned and controlled properties. Professionally trained security officers are on-duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Responsibilities include several rounds per night through residence halls and Northwood apartment complexes, handling resident inquiries and complaints, conducting ongoing safety and security education, and responding to requests for emergency assistance.

  • For non-emergencies, call (734) 764-6185