Did you know the Department of Public Safety (DPS) offers active attacker training?  For the dates and times of upcoming training sessions, please visit our web page (https://www.umflint.edu/safety/connecting_with_u). We also offer smaller group sessions.  At the request of two or more faculty, staff or students, DPS will provide active attacker training.  Simply call us at 810-762-3330 to book your on-campus active attacker training session.

Our campus is safe, and it is unlikely that you will ever face an active attacker situation; however, if you do, you need to be prepared and have a plan!  Active attacker situations can evolve quickly, often causing panic and disbelief. Knowing what to do in advance increases your chances of surviving.  The DPS goal is to educate our community by providing educational resources to help you prepare for and respond to an active attacker incident. Please take a few minutes to review the University of Michigan’s active attacker video. We use this video in all of our active attacker training sessions.  https://youtu.be/Pnmf2MIX0hM

We want to assure our community that we consistently train for active attacker situations. At the University of Michigan-Flint, our officers regularly exercise protocols and are equipped to respond to active attackers. Our training for our students, faculty and staff includes Run, Hide or Fight—run if you can, hide if you can’t, and as a last resort, fight.

If such an emergency incident occurs on our campus, we will issue a UM-Flint Emergency Alert. When activated, all UM-Flint students, faculty and staff will automatically receive an email. Those who have registered devices with our system will receive text and voice messages, and messages will appear on our UM-Flint website. If you are not signed up for the emergency alert system, please click on the link below and sign up today! 


Please be aware that most times warning signs are displayed before an attack occurs. If you witness behavior that concerns you, trust your instincts and call 911 or if on campus DPS at (810) 762-3333.

In partnership,

Ray, Director of Public Safety


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