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  • Responding to an Active Shooter - Run, Hide, Fight

    The tragic events at Sandy Hook Elementary School serve as a reminder that violent acts such as this can occur anywhere, anytime. University of Maryland Police Officers train routinely for such events.  Students, faculty and staff must also be prepared to respond and react to an active shooter incident. Please take a few moments to review this information on this page and watch the short video below, courtesy of the City of Houston Mayor's Office of Public Safety.

  • University System of Maryland Police Departments to Share Trespass Data

    When it comes to preventing crime on college campuses, University police departments in Maryland have a very important tool in their arsenal -- the ability to bar individuals involved in criminal activity from property owned by the institution.  Often this occurs as a result of identifying individuals who have committed crimes on the campus, whether they be property crimes or crimes against persons.  These denials of access, which are typically issued immediately following an arrest, makes the person subject to immediate arrest if he or she returns to the campus without permission.  This gi

  • UMDPS and UMD Community Members Earn Governor's Crime Prevention Awards

    College Park, MD – The University of Maryland Department of Public Safety earned awards in two categories for the 2012 Governor's Crime Prevention Awards. The department and officers were recognized today at a ceremony hosted by the Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention.  Ms. Gloria Aparicio Blackwell, Mr. Gerry Sneeringer, both UMD Staff, and  Mr. Charles L. Simpson Jr, Manager of Southern Management (Graduate Hills and Gardens) won the “Category C – Governor’s Crime Prevention Award for Community Groups, Organizations, and Individual Citizens.

  • Police / Community Basketball Game - College Park

    University of Maryland Police, Maryland Park Police, and Prince George's County Police are partnering with the UMD Office of Community Engagement, Embry Center for Family Life, University of Maryland Athletics, the Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission and the City of College Park to host the Community Teens / Law Enforcement basketball game to foster our police - community relationship.  Friday, December 7th, 2012

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