Additional Services Provided by the Office of Public Safety

Safety Escort Service
Safety escort service is available 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week for all members of the University of Michigan-Flint community. If you need an escort, call the department at 762-3335 and give your name, location, and destination. A safety employee will be glad to meet you and walk you to your car or other campus destination.

Motorist Assistance
If you experience car trouble on campus, call the Department of Public Safety. The department is available to assist you with such problems as:

  • Dead car batteries
  • Frozen door locks
  • Lost cars
  • Keys locked in the car
  • Flat tires

Provide your location and the make, model, year, color, and license plate number of your vehicle. If possible, lift the hood and stand by your vehicle. Public Safety personnel will respond and assist you as soon as possible.

Medical Assistance
Emergency requests for medical treatment and ambulance service should be directed to the Department of Public Safety, using the emergency 911 number. The department will provide basic first aid and will contact the Emergency Medical System (EMS) if necessary.

Personal Injury Reports
If you or someone you know is ill or injured on university property, contact the Department of Public Safety via any blue light emergency telephone or university telephone. A Public Safety employee will be dispatched to perform basic first aid and will call for further assistance, if needed.

Lost and Found
The Department of Public Safety receives all lost and found articles on campus. If an item is lost or found on campus, contact the department by calling 762-3335 on any campus phone. An officer will respond to pick up the found item. The department maintains a log of all reported lost items. All attempts to return found property to the owner will be made.

Unclaimed property held by the department over 30 days will be handled as follows: When the owner of found property cannot be identified, it will be returned to the person who found it. Exceptions: Employees whose job functions include providing a clean, maintained, and safe environment are not able to claim found articles, even after the 30-day waiting period. Department of Public Safety, Facilities Management and other employees who are entrusted with a higher level of access to campus areas are prohibited from receiving unclaimed found articles. Unclaimed property will be donated to a local charity.

Locksmith Services
The Department of Public Safety, in conjunction with Facilities Management, provides locksmith service for offices and buildings owned by the university. Lock core changes and issuances of keys are maintained by the Department of Public Safety. Lock repairs, door hardware problems, or any other repair service of locks and doors are provided by Facilities Management. Keys will only be issued to authorized persons with proper identification after receiving a completed key request form. Key request forms are available from the Department of Public Safety.

Automobile Accident Reports
If you or someone you know is involved in an automobile accident on campus, call the Department of Public Safety immediately. The Department of Public Safety is qualified to take accident reports. Please do not contact the Flint Police Department. They will not take a report on an accident on university property. You can contact the Department of Public Safety via any of the blue light emergency telephones located throughout campus. Indicate the parking lot you are in, whether there are any injuries, the make, and color, of the vehicles involved.

Emergency Notifications
If you are on campus and need to be contacted in regard to an emergency situation, contact should be made with the Department of Public Safety at 762-3335. The dispatcher will ask the nature of the emergency in an attempt to determine if the emergency constitutes your immediate removal from class or if the notification can take place at the beginning or end of your class. The name and telephone number of the caller will be taken in case the notification could not be successfully made. Emergency notifications should be limited to "true emergencies" only. Notifications will not be made for missed appointments, meetings, or lack of transportation.

Fire Alarms and Extinguishers
In the event of a fire, an alarm will sound throughout the affected building. If you hear an alarm, vacate the building immediately. Never use an elevator during a fire alarm. If you discover a fire, no matter how small, activate the nearest fire pull box, and then contact the Department of Public Safety. Do not try to fight a fire yourself unless you know how to properly use a fire extinguisher and the fire is small and contained. After evacuating the building, stay clear of the building. Allow room for fire-fighting equipment to maneuver around the building as necessary.

Fire extinguishers are maintained by the Department of Public Safety. If you discharge or observe a discharged fire extinguisher, contact the department. The fire extinguisher will be replaced with a properly filled extinguisher.