DPS-sponsored Connection Officer Program
DPS continues connecting with our community!
Connection Officer Program
The UM-Flint Department of Public Safety (DPS) has established a community-oriented policing service that we call Connection Officer Program (COP). COP uses a customer service focused approach to meeting the safety needs of the community we serve. Our goal is to be more accessible and approachable by members of our campus community, while providing efficient and effective services to the campus that we serve.
Our community policing philosophy is at the foundation for all of our operational strategies. It emphasizes the establishment of police-community partnerships and a problem-solving approach that is responsive to the needs of our campus community. One of the major objectives of our COP efforts is to establish an active partnership between DPS and the various campus community groups that, while working together, can evaluate problems and design and help implement solutions that are community-based. This requires us to make a conscious effort to create a culture in which our community partners actively and willingly partnership with DPS.
There is a DPS Connection Officer assigned to a number of the large formal groups on campus. From First Street Housing to Student Government, a Connection Officer is currently working to build long-lasting and effective relationships built on mutual respect and trust. In fact, we just opened a COP office at 1st Street Housing!
The Connection Officer Program rests on the ideas of empowerment, creating a sense of joint responsibility and commitment to a safe campus. We recognize and acknowledge that this effort will require time, training and commitment from both our DPS personnel and our campus community.
DPS School Resource Officer (SRO)
DPS Officer Bruce Andres is the UM-Flint School Resource Officer. As the SRO, he wprks in direct support of all K-12 programs on the UM-Flint campus.
You can see more of SRO Bruce Andres on the UM-Flint DPS Facebook page by visiting: https://www.facebook.com/UMFDPS/
DPS Gender & Sexuality Community Partner Connection Officer
DPS Sgt. Heather Bromley (McDonald) is the DPS partner to our UM-Flint Center for Gender and Sexuality (CGS). CGS is located at 213 UCEN and can be reached via telephone at (810) 237-6648; www.umflint.edu/cgs.
Contact, or stop in and see, Sergeant Heather Bromley (McDonald) at 103 Hubbard Building; call her at (810) 237-6512; or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Department of Public Safety is dedicated to assisting in the reduction of incidents of interpersonal violence. We are dedicated to responding to and investigating sexual assaults, domestic/partner violence, and stalking. Our goal is to increase the likelihood that incidents of interpersonal violence are reported to DPS, enhance our response to survivors and hold offenders accountable. Our officers will connect victims and survivors with a variety of campus and local community resources, including safety planning, medical assistance and accommodations for housing, academics, transportation, and work.
Confidential advocate services are available at the UM-Flint Center for Gender and Sexuality (CGS).
- Visit CGS online at https://www.umflint.edu/cgs, in-person at 213 University Center or call CGS at (810) 237-6648.
Contact, or stop in and see, Sergeant Heather Bromley (McDonald) at 103 Hubbard Building; call her at (810) 237-6512; or email her at email@example.com.
Block Club Connection Officer
DPS & Student Life Rock the Block at - UM-Flint Residence Hall Block Club. Stop in and see DPS Police Officer Steven Mayfield at the DPS office in the FSRH lobby.
Meetings - Multipurpose Room - First Street Residence Hall, Thursdays at 7 pm.
Block Club members understand that Safety is everyone's responsibility.
Join the fun and become a Block Club Member!
*Contact your FSRH RA for additional information on meeting dates & times.
All Connecting with U services provided by DPS are at no cost for the participants.
DPS Student Patrol Program Connection Officer
Join the team!
The UM-Flint Student Patrol program is the eyes, ears and smiles of the Department of Public Safety. If you're interested in contributing to the safety of our campus community, learning leadership skills and being a part of a dynamic team this job is for you!
DPS Sgt. Meoachy Proby coordinates and leads the UM-Flint DPS Student Employee Patrol Program. For more information, please contact Sgt. Proby at (810) 762-3330 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DPS Event Services Connection Officer
DPS Lt. Phil Smith provides the public safety nexus to events on the the UM-Flint Campus.
DPS Lt. Phil Smith can be reached at (810) 762-3330 or via email at email@example.com for your campus events needs.
DPS Bicycle Safety Program Connection Officer
DPS Security Officer Russell Taunt provides bicycle safety educational programming across the the UM-Flint Campus.
DPS Security Officer Russell Taunt can be reached at (810) 762-3330 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org for your bicycle safety and registration needs.
DPS Fire Safety Program Connection Officer
DPS Security Officer Jim Vogt provides fire safety educational programming across the the UM-Flint Campus.
DPS Security Officer Jim Vogt can be reached at (810) 762-3330 or via email at email@example.com for your fire safety and educational program needs.
Alcohol / Drug Awareness Education Classes
DPS Sgt. John Bundy provides classes focusing on alcohol and drug awareness education. In this photo, DPS Sgt. Bundy can be found in the background facilitating a 'drunk goggle" exercise with campus students.
If your organization or group would like to request training or are interested in hosting a class, please call DPS at 810-762-3330.
The R.A.D (Rape, Agression, Defense) Systems of Self Defense
DPS offers RAD Training throughout the school year to all persons. Training is available at NO COST. Registration is required.
Please contact DPS Sgt. Meoachy Proby at (810) 762-3330 or firstname.lastname@example.org to request more information, to sign up, or inquire about hosting a class.
Our DPS Security Technology Services offer a variety of services to our campus community in the areas of information technology security and access control.
David Arnould is your Connecting with U DPS employee here to assist with related services. Please reach out to DPS at (810) 762-3330.
DPS Honor Guard
The DPS Honor Guard serves as the "guardians of the colors" by displaying and escorting the national flag on cermemonial occations. The Guard provides funeral honors for fallen comrades.
DPS proudly presents our Honor Guard officers (as featured from left-to-right):
- Officer Mark Walker
- Officer Mitch Lipp
- Officer Bruce Andres
- Officer Torrey Ruffin
Honor Guard services are coordinated by DPS, please call (810) 762-3330 and speak with Gaye.