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16th Annual C.O.P.S. Ride


On-Campus UMD Safety Notice 05-13-15

Please visit for information regarding multiple thefts of unattended property that occurred during the day on 05/13/15. The University of Maryland Police Department, Criminal Investigation Unit is investigating these incidents.


UMPD Press Release 05-09-15

UMPD arrest male for Incidents inside a Campus Resident Hall

Colby Dean, 21 yoa

Centreville, MD

College Park, MD – The University of Maryland Police Department made an arrest for the incidents that occurred inside a campus resident hall in the early morning hours on Friday, May 8, 2015. Colby Dean was arrested and charged with Sex Offense in the 4th degree, Assault in the 2nd degree, Burglary in the 1st degree, and two counts of Burglary in the 4th degree. 

On May 8, 2015, at approximately 1:52 a.m., an officer responded to Anne Arundel Hall for a report of a suspicious male. On May 8, 2015, between 00:55 a.m. and 1:15 a.m., an intoxicated male was granted access into Anne Arundel Hall by residents of the building. The male then went to the fourth floor and entered three rooms where the doors were closed but not locked. A female resident of one of the rooms reported to police that while she was sleeping, covered by a blanket, she woke up to a hand touching her body inappropriately. The resident yelled out and the suspect left the room.

Through investigative means, the detectives were able to identify the male that was seen inside the building. Detectives applied for and obtain an arrest warrant for the charges listed above and served the warrant that same day in the evening.

For questions regarding this press release, please contact the Public Information Officer, Sgt. Rosanne Hoaas at 301-405-9960.    




UMPD Conducts Motor School Training On-Campus

We would like to apologize to our UMD community as the instructor motor school conducted one of their training rides earlier today on-campus. As a result, the manner in which this training ride was conducted may have disrupted the normal operations of our campus environment. Our motorcycle school will continue with their training; however it will be conducted off-campus.

We apologize for any disruption that this training may have caused.




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