The University Record, October 15, 2001

Campus safety information available

By Diane Brown


Facilities and Operations

Two publications regarding campus safety procedures are available from the Department of Public Safety (DPS). The 2001 Campus Safety Handbook is available in hard copy format and on the Web at www.umich.edu/~safety. The Handbook provides a wide array of resources pertaining to campus safety, including emergency and support services contact information, safety tips, three-year campus crime statistics, and procedures for emergencies.

Fliers identifying “Common Characteristics of Letter and Parcel Bombs” are available for training sessions and bulletin board postings. Restrictive markings, no return address, badly typed or written address, and misspelled words are a few of the characteristics. The flier also lists instructions in the event a suspicious package is received, such as not to open the article and to call DPS at 911. All units, departments, schools and colleges should review these procedures.

If you have questions about emergency procedures, would like additional copies of the 2001 Campus Safety Handbook or the letter and parcel bombs flier, or would like to schedule a DPS officer to meet with your staff, please call DPS at (734) 763-3434 during business hours.