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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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Speed Cameras Near UMD will Operate 24/7 at Midnight Tonight

Speed cameras near the University of Maryland will begin operating 24/7 at midnight tonight. Please visit for more information from the City of College Park.


Off-Campus UMD Safety Notice 08/05/14

Please visit for information regarding an off-campus 4th degree sex assault that occurred on 08/03/14. Prince George’s County Police Department is the primary reporting agency and is conducting the investigation.

UMPD Makes Arrest for Weapon Violatin in Traffic Stop

**UMPD Makes Arrest for Weapon Violation in Traffic Stop**

Christopher Ealey, 21 yoa

District Heights, MD

College Park, MD – Members of the University of Maryland Police Department arrested a male for weapon violation after fleeing from officers. On August 5th, 2104, at approximately 1:28 a.m., a UMPD officer noticed the operator of a motor scooter commit several traffic infractions along Southbound Baltimore Avenue towards Lehigh Road. The officer attempted to stop the scooter when the operator sideswiped the officer’s police cruiser, causing minor damage to the cruiser. The operator of the scooter was seen discarding an item before fleeing from police onto campus. An officer located a 9mm handgun in the roadway with a round in the chamber and a loaded magazine. Additional officers pursued the male onto campus as our Security Operation Center cameras were able to track the male’s movements and keep responding officers updated on the male’s location until the male was apprehended by officers near Tawes Hall.

Christopher Ealey was arrested and charged with various traffic offenses, criminal charge CR 4-203 1 0175 Handgun in vehicle, CR 4-203 1 5212 Handgun on person, and PS 5-133(b) 1 1106 Registration firearm: Illegal possession.

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



UMPD Welcomes Eight New Officers


Back Row, Left to Right: Ofc. Brian Naecker, Ofc. Matthew Adornetto, Ofc. Gregory Laputz, Ofc.Daniel Sterner, and Ofc. Jeffrey Barnosky

Front Row, Left to Right: Ofc. Tuan Vu, Ofc. Bridget Lamborn, and Ofc. Jestin Tom Joseph


On August 1st, 2014, the University of Maryland Police Department (UMPD) welcomed eight new officers to the UMPD family. In front of family and friends, the Vice President of Administration and Finance for the University of Maryland, Carlo Colella, formally welcomed the eight new officers to the University. The program’s keynote guest speaker, Colonel Cindy R. Smith, Chief of Frostburg University Police, addressed the officers by providing memorable words and insightful advice as they embark on their new career in law enforcement.  UMPD’s own Chief David B. Mitchell administered the Oath of Office to the eight new officers, officially welcoming them to the sworn ranks.

This week is orientation and starting next week, officers will begin their field training on campus and the surrounding area with their field training officers.


University Police Mission:

“To serve the University Community, protect life and property, and enforce the law.”



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