Reminder: University policy on reporting suspected criminal activity

March 8, 2017  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

U-M strives to uphold the highest ethical standards and expectations of honesty and integrity across the community of faculty, staff and students. An important component of these values is a commitment to reporting suspected criminal activity and the knowledge that retaliation for making a report is never acceptable.

All members of the community should feel comfortable reporting suspected criminal activity and it is the goal of the entire institution that all issues are handled properly, whether they are resolved or reported to higher authorities, as appropriate. Reporting suspected wrongdoing will never result in reprisal.

Individuals should act immediately if they suspect abuse or other crimes, or where they find themselves either a victim or a witness to questionable activity.

Below is the current system for reporting suspected criminal activity or other questionable behavior:

Emergency assistance

  • If immediate emergency assistance is needed or a crime is in progress, dial 9-1-1 for emergency response.
  • On the Ann Arbor medical campus, dial 9-9-9 for cardiac arrests, medical emergencies or patient-related incidents.

Non-emergency assistance

  • For non-emergency situations, call the U-M Division of Public Safety and Security at 734-763-1131. Public safety professionals can help assess the situation and determine what other notification or action is necessary.
  • Information on potential criminal activity also may be reported anonymously by calling the University’s Anonymous Tip Line at 800-863-1355.
  • University community members who believe they have witnessed financial, regulatory, NCAA or patient safety wrongdoing in the course of their daily activities at the university also can report the situation confidentially or anonymously through the university’s compliance website.

Thank you for your continuous support of proper reporting and your dedication to ensuring a safe and secure environment for all.

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