The University encourages anyone who experiences or witnesses Prohibited Conduct to make a report to UMPD, which has a dedicated unit for responding to and investigating sexual assaults, intimate partner violence, stalking, and child abuse. Prompt reporting allows law enforcement to collect and preserve evidence.
An individual who wishes to pursue criminal action in addition to, or instead of, making a report to the University for a Policy violation may contact law enforcement directly by calling:
911 (for emergencies);
Ann Arbor Police Department: (734) 994-2911;
Ypsilanti Police Department: (734) 483-9510; or
Washtenaw County Sheriff Department: (734) 971-8400.
An individual has the right to report an incident, or to decline to report an incident, to law enforcement. An individual may decline to participate in a law enforcement interview. A report to law enforcement, even the UMPD, is separate from a report to the University.
Upon request, University staff will help an individual make a report to law enforcement. For example, SAPAC will assist any person in making a report to law enforcement, no matter where the Prohibited Conduct occurred. For conduct occurring in the residence halls or at the University Health System, Housing Security or Hospital Security, respectively, can assist in making a report to UMPD. For reports of off-campus Prohibited Conduct, UMPD can assist in identifying the appropriate law enforcement agency to which to make the report.