UMPD Wins the Law Enforcement Challenge
For the third year in a row, the University of Maryland police department won the Maryland Law Enforcement Challenge (LEC) in the University Law Enforcement division. This award is given to departments across the nation for their dedication towards increasing safety through traffic enforcement.
UMPD Receives Outstanding Unit Award from the President's Commission on Ethnic Minority Issues
On May 16th, the University of Maryland Police Department was awarded the Outstanding Non-Instructional Unit Award from the President's Commission on Ethnic Minority Issues. This award is issued to a unit that makes outstanding contributions the the University's equity efforts. UMPD has always been dedicated to the recruitment and promotion of its quality minority employees. Additionally, the department makes it a top priority to address diversity issues with all officers in the academy and with continued training throughout their career.
UMPD Honor Guard at Slain MIT Officers Memorial Service
On 04/24/2013, the University of Maryland Honor Guard joined other departments in Boston, MA for a memorial service held in honor of Officer Sean Collier. Officer Collier, an officer with the MIT campus, was slain during the manhunt for the Boston Marathon Bombers. At the time of his death, Officer Collier was 27 years old and had worked for the department for 15 months. UMPD sends it's condolences and prayers to the family and friends of Officer Collier and his department.
4 University of Maryland Employees Honored by Law Enforcement Partners
University of Maryland Police Detective MPO Chris Iversen was recognized as investigator of the year at today's Police Chief's of Prince George's county award ceremony in Glenarden. Detective Iversen is a 4 year veteran of this University and a graduate of this University. Detective Iversen has been involved in a large amount of high profile cases, including spearheading the Alexander Song case in which Song threatened widespread violence on the campus.
College Park Good Neighbor Day 04/06/2013
The University of Maryland, M-NCPPC Parks & Recreation and the City of College Park invite you to participate on the 2nd Annual Good Neighbor Day. This event will be held on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at the College Park Community Center from 9am to 1:30pm. Good Neighbor Day is an annual volunteer service day, which renews the University’s commitment to being a good neighbor in the City of College Park. Volunteers are needed for a variety of projects, including:
UMPD Award / Promotion Ceremony
On 03/13/2013, Chief David Mitchell honored both civilian and sworn employess in the 2013 Award and Promotion ceremony. Over 200 employees were recognized for their promotions and for their exemplary dedication to their jobs. Awards were handed out for many things such as the quick action taken by numerous members of this department in the Alexander Song case to the life saving actions taken by officers save the life of individuals who were invovled in a near fatal accident.