Bulldogs Text Tip Program

November 8, 2018

The Department of Public Safety reminds students, staff, faculty, and members of the University community of DPS' Bulldogs Text Tip program. The anonymous reporting tool aids in the department's efforts in keeping campus safe.

Crime information can be reported confidentially by calling (231) 591-5900 or by sending an e-mail or text to [email protected].

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Why does Ferris have the Text Tip program?

The purpose of the Bulldogs Text Tip program is to be an anonymous crime reporting tool available to students, staff, faculty, and members of the University community.

How does the Text Tip program work?

To anonymously report a crime, simply text or email the information to [email protected] or call (231) 591-5900.

What does Ferris do once it receives a Text Tip?

Text Tips are sent directly to the Ferris Dispatch Center. Upon receipt, the dispatcher will respond to confirm receipt of your tip.

You may receive additional message(s) asking for further clarification or information. Given the severity and content of the tip, the appropriate emergency services will be dispatched to the location. Tips involving non-criminal matters will be turned over to the appropriate university services (i.e. Office of Student Conduct, Personal Counseling Center, Title IX, etc.).

How will I remain anonymous?

All anonymous tips sent through the Text Tip program will be treated with the highest level of confidentiality. No names or contact information will be recorded to ensure that you remain confidential.

Should Text Tips be used in an emergency situation?

No. While we will not turn anyone away, all emergency situations should be directed to 911. The Text Tip program is simply for the anonymous reporting of crimes or suspicious activity.

What type of crimes/activity can be reported via Text Tips?

Any and all crimes or suspicious activities may be reported.

University incidents which may involve hazing or student code violations are encouraged to be reported. Hazing incidents may also be reported to the University by calling the Hazing Hotline at (231) 591-5300.