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May 2022

Campus Community,


Thank you for a great school year! We made notable progress on promoting and enhancing safety services. Much of these accomplishments were achieved by connecting with the campus community on all levels, listening to stakeholders and being deliberate with goals and strategies. Some of the highlights are: added off campus lighting, promoting alternatives in emergency response, additional patrols, escorts and visibility in key locations, getting back to levels of engagement we had previous to COVID and promoting a safe culture on campus.


Members of the Department of Public Safety continue to focus on building trust and being responsive. It’s rewarding to hear from many of you through positive (as well as critical) feedback that our public safety work is valued. My thanks to a group of alumni who recently visited DPS. They wanted to meet the DPS team and provided a lunch to share. As with any connection, we learned a lot from them and appreciate their generosity.


Enjoy the summer and stay safe! 

Chief Matt Clark

Department of Public Safety


Here's what you missed...


Chief Clark and CET were able to attend the Continuous Healing Summit hosted by the Lights On! program. This summit focused on open conversations to help heal our police-community relationships. Speakers included: Police Chief Chuck Ramsey, PERF Executive Director Chuck Wexler and Valerie Castile.

Cops and Coffee with The Aurora Center

Every spring semester we partner with The Aurora Center to host our Cops and Coffee event. Although the weather did not fully cooperate this year, we were still able to connect with our community over coffee and donuts.


K9 Barron joins the UMPD family as Officer Bauer's newest four legged partner. He is being trained in scent detection.

These kiddos dropped of some thank you bags to our UMPD officers. Sgt. Lange and Officer Betts gave them a tour of the PD and some UMPD souvenirs.


We hosted a free Self Defense Workshop at the Rec Center that was open to all faculty, students and staff. Thank you to the Recreation Wellness center for partnering with us for these events. Students and staff were thrilled to learn more about personal safety and self defense. We look forward to hosting more of these events for our community this summer and into the fall. 

Thank you to Shivam Sharma, President of Hindu YUVA, for the invitation to their outreach event. Hindu YUVA is a multicultural student organization on campus. The organization aims to disseminate awareness about Hindu culture, traditions, and art forms among the university community.





National Conference for Women in Law Enforcement


UMPD through (Intern)ational Eyes

with Paidamoyo Chikate

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Bringing Global Perspectives to Campus Safety

Read more on this article from our friends at International Student and Scholar Services

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Crime Prevention & Safety Tips

with Nick Juarez

The University of Minnesota Department of Public Safety has partnered with The Minnesota Department of Commerce to implement a Catalytic Converter Theft Prevention Pilot Program. For more information on the program go to the link below.

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Community Crime with Courtney - DPS Crime Analyst

This month's crime update is a comparison of violent crime on campus for the past 4 school years, 2018-present. 

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Request a safe walk from a trained University Security employee, please call 612-624-WALK (9255), or 4-WALK from any campus phone.


Safety Guides from Block by Block are actively patrolling in Dinkytown Thursday through Saturday nights.


Emergency blue phone towers with cameras are being installed along the perimeter of campus and Dinkytown. See the blue and use them to contact 911 in emergencies.

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The policing climate and community expectations continue to evolve and change. Our team wants to connect with you, we are in a time where positive collective efforts are needed.

Learn more about Community Engagement.

Contact Sergeant Ashlee Lange at [email protected]

Community Engagement

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Department of Public Safety

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505 Washington Ave SE

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