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News and Information about the University of Maryland Police Department


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The UMPD News site has been created to provide you with timely information about incidents and events on the UMD campus, and also contains information about UMPD's community policing and crime prevention efforts.  In the event of a serious situation on campus requiring the issuance of a UMD Emergency Alert (what's this?), a UMPD Media Relations officer will post a description of what is happening and provide regular updates as the situation unfolds. 

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FBI Re-Issues PSA about Multiple Scams Towards Universities

The FBI has re-issued a public service announcement regarding multiple scams towards Universities, Employees, and Students across the nation. Please visit http://www.ic3.gov/media/2014/140505.aspx for more information about the PSA. We have no reason to believe the University of Maryland is targeted. This information is provided to make you more aware of these type of scams, and if you do become a victim to call police to file a report.

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Off-Campus UMD Safety Notice 01/05/15

Please visit http://www.umpd.umd.edu/crime_alert_offcampus_detail.cfm?id=759 for information regarding an off-campus armed robbery of a commerical establishment that occurred on 01/05/15. Prince George’s County Police Department is the primary reporting agency and is conducting the investigation.

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Off-Campus Safety Notice 01/05/15

Please visit http://www.umpd.umd.edu/crime_alert_offcampus_detail.cfm?id=758 for information regarding an off-campus home invasion robbery that occurred on 01/04/15. Prince George’s County Police Department is the primary reporting agency and is conducting the investigation.

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Life-Saving Actions Performed by UMD Employees

Earlier today, officers of the University of Maryland Police Department responded to the Plant Operations and Maintenance Shops for an individual who was having a medical emergency. Officers arrived on scene and found co-workers preforming chest compressions on the individual. Officers took over compressions and with the assistance of the AED (Automated External Defibrillator); a shock was administered along with another round of chest compressions. The male’s vitals were reassessed where the male began breathing and exhibited a pulse. Paramedics arrived on scene and transported the male to a local area hospital where he is recovering. Thanks to the quick life-saving actions administered by UMD staff and officers, a life was saved today.

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