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 09/13/14

Please visit for information regarding an off-campus attempted robbery (no weapons involved) that occurred on 09/12/14. Prince George’s County Police Department is the primary reporting agency and is conducting the investigation.


UMPD makes 2nd arrest for 09/07/14 On-Campus Robbery

**UMPD Makes 2nd Arrest for 9/7/14 On-Campus Robbery**

Leonard Gordon Jr., 18 yoa

Riverdale, MD

College Park, MD – On September 12th, 2014, detectives from the University of Maryland Police Department, Criminal Investigations Unit, took into custody and charged Leonard Gordon Jr. in connection with the 09/07/14 Robbery.

On September 7th, 2014, at approximately 1:20 a.m., a male UMD student was walking along the footpath on the southwest side of the Chapel when he was struck in the back of his neck and knocked to the ground. Suspects then took his wallet and fled towards Baltimore Avenue. UMPD officers canvased the area and stopped a group of individuals fitting the description provided by the student after the incident occurred. A juvenile male, 17 years of age, has been arrested in connection with the incident. No injuries reported at this time. No weapons were used.

Through further investigation, detectives were able to develop a second individual involved with the 09/07/14 robbery. The detective applied for and received an arrest warrant for the above individual for charges of robbery, second degree assault, and theft less than $100.

This case is closed.

For more information, contact Sgt. Rosanne Hoaas at 301-405-9960 or at

UMD Safety Notice 09/07/14

Please visit for information regarding an on-campus robbery by force (no weapons) that occurred on 09/07/14. An arrest has been made in connection with this incident. The University of Maryland Police Department, Criminal Investigations Unit is conducting an investigation. Individuals with any information regarding this incident are encouraged to contact police at 301-405-3555.

When available for release, additional information, may be obtained by accessing the "UMD Safety Notice" portion of our web site: and .


UMPD To Conduct DUI Checkpoint Friday, Sept. 5th

College Park, MD: On Friday, September 5, 2014, the University of Maryland Police Department will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint in support of the 2014 crackdown to combat drunk driving in Maryland. 

The checkpoint will be conducted 9pm to 3am on U.S. Route 1 (Baltimore Ave) where it traverses the University campus. For more information, you may contact the Public Information Officer at 301-405-9960.


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