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UMPD to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint

Press Release

July 24th, 2014

UMPD to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint

College Park, MD – The University of Maryland Police Department will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint this Friday, July 25th, 2014, from 10:30 p.m. to 3 a.m. in support of the 2014 crackdown to combat drunk driving in Maryland.


The checkpoint will be conducted 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 .



New Pedestrian Safety Enhancements Expected for Route 1

Earlier today the State Highway Administration (SHA), alongside with University of Maryland officials, Prince George's County officials, and the City of College Park officials held a press conference at the University of Maryland to announce future pedestrian safety enhancements to the College Park area. Please visit SHA website, for more information regarding these new enhancements to our area.

Always remember to use the marked crosswalk, wait for the walk signal, look up from your phone and look both ways, and Make sure you and your fellow Terps get home safely.

Walk Smart College Park!

Be Smart, Be Safe!



Off-Campus UMD Safety Notice 06/29/14

Please visit for information regarding an off-campus armed robbery that occurred on 06/28/14. Prince George’s County Police Department is the primary reporting agency and is conducting the investigation.

College Park Dream Team Night


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