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Accurate & Prompt Crime Reporting

POLICY# 3002.8 I


The Department of Public Safety encourages prompt reporting of all criminal activity occurring on or around the University of Detroit Mercy (UDM) campuses which may pose a threat to safety.


This policy applies to employees, contractors, consultants, temporary help and other workers at the UDM, including all personnel affiliated with third parties.


Community members, students, faculty, staff, and guest are encouraged to report all crimes and public safety related incidents to the UDM Department of Public Safety in a timely manner.  This publication focuses on the University’s Department of Public Safety because we patrol the campuses as well as neighboring streets within the City of Detroit.  

To report a crime or an emergency immediately call the UDM Department of Public Safety by calling the 24-Hour communications center at (313) 993-1234 or in person at:

•    McNichols Campus:
            Department of Public Safety
            4001 W. McNichols Road, Detroit
            Student Center Building southeast corner
            24-Hours 7-Days

•    Corktown Campus:
            Department of Public Safety
            2700 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Detroit
            Clinic Building first floor
            M – F 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
            S, S 10:00 a.m. -   6:00 p.m.

•    Riverfront Campus – School of Law:
            Department of Public Safety
            651 E. Jefferson Avenue, Detroit
            M – F 7:00 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.
            S, S 10:00 a.m. -   6:00 p.m.

Detroit Medical Center

All incidents and emergencies occurring in the UDM Dental Clinic located inside the Detroit Medical Center (DMC) Hospital, should first contact Hospital Security. If a crime or emergency occurs in the UDM Dental Clinic (DMC), immediately call Hospital Security at 313-745-3325.

It is the responsibility of the DMC security to notify the UDM Department of Public Safety of all criminal and safety incidents occurring in the DMC Dental Clinic. You may also follow up on any concerns regarding an incident occurring at the DMC Dental Clinic by calling the UDM Department of Public Safety 24-Hour communications center at (313) 993-1234.

Dispatchers are available 24-Hours a day to answer your call.  In response to a call, UDM Department of Public Safety or Hospital Security will take the required action, dispatching an officer or providing the victim with information to properly file an incident report.

University incident reports of a serious nature are forwarded to the Dean of Students office for review and potential action by the Office of Student Affairs.  The Department of Public Safety Investigators will look into a report when it is deemed appropriate. Department of Public Safety may work in conjunction with the bureaus of the Detroit Police Department when deems necessary.  Additional information obtained during the investigation may be forwarded to the Office of Student Affairs as evidence during the judicial review process, but not to the extent to compromise an ongoing criminal investigation within the Department of Public Safety.

If assistance is required from the City, County State Police or Fire Department, UDM Department of Public Safety will contact the appropriate agency.  If a sexual assault or rape should occur, staff on the scene, including Department of Public Safety, will offer the victim a wide variety of services.

This publication contains information about on campus and off campus resources. The information is made available to provide the UDM community members with specific information about the resources that are available in the event that they become the victim of a crime. The information about “resources” is not provided to infer that those resources are “reporting entities for UDM.