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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Off-Campus UMD Safety Notice 3/28/15

Please visit for information regarding an off-campus residential armed robbery that occurred on 03/28/15. Prince George’s County Police Department is the primary reporting agency and is conducting the investigation.


Statement Regarding Unsubstantiated Threat

On March 23, 2015 at approximately 3pm UMPD received a call stating that the caller had received a text from a third party indicating that a male that she knew had a gun and mentioned president Obama’s niece.


UMPD officers began an immediate investigation into this call and notified the United States Secret Service.  As a precautionary measure, security at tonight’s Maryland vs. Princeton game was increased.  Our investigation reveals at this time that these details that were passed on from this third party are unsubstantiated. 


The game was played tonight without incident.




UMPD to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint on 03/17/15

College Park, MD – On Tuesday, March 17, 2015, the University of Maryland Police Department will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint in support of the 2015 crackdown to combat drunk driving in Maryland.

The checkpoint will be conducted 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. on U.S. Route 1 (Baltimore Avenue) where it traverses the University campus. For more information, contact Sgt. Rosanne Hoaas at 301-405-9960 or at .



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