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.
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
On December 8th, officers from the University of Maryland Police Department, along with officers from many neighboring police agencies will be participating in "Operation Santa with a Badge", a program developed by Sgt. Michael Rudinski of the Hyattsville City Police Department in 2003. This year, police officers from many local agencies will pick up children in less-fortunate families from around their respective jurisdictions in police cars and take them holiday shopping.
The University of Maryland Police Department is partnering with the Prince George’s County Police Department, the University of Maryland Athletics Dept., and the U. S.
The University of Maryland Division of Student Affairs organized a Veterans Day program to honor University students, faculty and staff who who served in the Armed Forces. Several police officers and civilian employees of the University of Maryland Department of Public Safety were recognized. Captain Robert Mueck, former Army and Coast Guard Reserve, and current Deputy Commander of the UMDPS Support Services Bureau spoke at the event. The event took place November 9, 2012, at the University of Maryland Memorial Chapel.