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The Department of Emergency Management (DEM) is a part of the University's Department of Public Safety. The Department of Public Safety also oversees the University of Minnesota Police Department (UMPD) and the Department of Central Security (DCS).
The Department of Emergency Management's mission is to help the University prepare for, respond to, recover from, and reduce the effects of disasters. Our mission is accomplished through preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation.
DEM serves the Twin Cities, Crookston, Duluth, Morris and Rochester campuses.
If you see something suspicious taking place on campus, report that behavior or activity to the UMPD, or in the case of emergency call 9-1-1. Factors such as race, ethnicity, national origin, or religious affiliation alone are not suspicious. You should report only suspicious behavior and situations (e.g., an unattended backpack in a public place or someone trying to break into a restricted area) rather than beliefs, thoughts, ideas, expressions, associations, or speech unrelated to terrorism or other criminal activity.
University of Minnesota
Department of Emergency Management
2221 University Avenue SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Office: 612-626-1388, 612-626-1518
Do you know what to do when you hear an outdoor warning siren?
What about when a NOAA Weather Radio or Tone Alert Radio (TAR) sounds? Severe weather will soon be upon us and now is the time to prepare for a severe weather response. As part of Severe Weather Awareness Week, Thursday, April 18 is Tornado Drill Day. The outdoor warning sirens will sound at 1:45pm to allow schools and businesses to practice their response to a tornado warning.
Remember, if you hear an outdoor warning siren sound, you should always seek shelter and additional information. The University of Minnesota Twin Cities Campus will be participating in Tornado Drill Day so you will hear the sirens and TARs sound.