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Welcome to UMPD News

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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UMPD Accepting Applications for our Law Enforcement Analyst Internship Program

University of Maryland Police / Public Safety, Information Analysis Unit

Law Enforcement Analyst Intern/Trainee Position Description

The University of Maryland Police Information Analysis Unit is accepting applications for the Law Enforcement Analyst Internship program.  This is a paid, part-time position for University of Maryland College Park students interested in a career in crime and intelligence analysis. The Law Enforcement Analyst trainee will be required to commit to a minimum of 10 hours per week. Employer is flexible with class schedules and study requirements. The office is open Monday – Friday and recognizes the University Holiday Schedule, during which time the office is closed. Work will largely be conducted in typical office setting and involves contact with civilian and sworn police personnel. There may be some limited opportunities for evening and weekend hours to support special events. Preference is given to applicants planning on one year or more of employment. Position requires fingerprint background check (provided by  department).

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Currently pursuing Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science, Criminal Justice, or related field at University of Maryland, College Park; including coursework in statistics, data analysis, research methods, and theories of crime/criminal behavior.
  • Experience using statistical computer programs, computer databases, electronic spreadsheets, and desktop publishing (Microsoft Office Suite or equivalent).
  • Experience with ArcGIS preferred.
  • Applicants must submit resume, unofficial transcript, and writing sample (please limit writing sample to 600 words; samples should exhibit correct spelling, grammar, sentence and paragraph structure, and consistent citation).

Job Description:

  • Prepare, clean, and code data for crime and problem analysis
  • Collect, analyze, and interpret data and information related to criminal activity, public safety, and homeland security
  • Maintain, query, and retrieve pertinent information in computer databases
  • Identify patterns of crime and public safety concerns using database software, reviewing incident data, and conducting open source research
  • Research and monitor developing crime trends, public safety issues, and threats for the University community and surrounding region
  • Assist with a variety of daily, weekly, monthly and annual tactical, operational, and strategic reports
  • Conduct a wide variety of open source research and evaluate credibility of information
  • May perform other similar or related task as assigned or requested

Knowledge, skills, abilities:

  • Experience with data entry and/or variable coding,
  • Knowledge of and ability to interpret basic statistics,
  • Knowledge of social science research methodology,
  • Strong writing skills and ability to adapt writing to address various needs and audiences,
  • Ability to conduct open-source research using credible sources and appropriate citation
  • Ability to think critically about a variety of issues and topics, and
  • General computer functions and software applications.

For more information and to apply to the position please contact Major Calvert directly at KCalvert@umpd.umd.edu.

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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://universityofmarylandpolice.com/stats/safety_notices_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 UMD Safety Notice 01/05/15

Please visit http://universityofmarylandpolice.com/stats/safety_notices_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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