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  • MPO Fields and Sgt. Leonard Honored

      Congratulations to MPO David Fields and Sgt. Ken Leonard for their dedication to both Agency and Academy related training.  They were both presented awards by the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commission at the 13th Annual Instructor’s Conference that was held on Oct. 10 in Sykesville, Maryland. Sgt. Kenneth Leonard was presented with the Instructor of the Year Award - Academy

  • DRILL - Great Shakeout / Practice Earthquake Protective Actions

    THIS IS A DRILL. Practice earthquake protective actions. DROP to the floor, COVER under a sturdy object, and HOLD ON. Why is it important to do a Drop, Cover, and Hold On drill? To react quickly you must practice often. You may only have seconds to protect yourself in an earthquake, before strong shaking knocks you down--or drops something on you. Practicing helps you be ready to respond.

  • Great Southeast Shakeout

    Are You Ready to “ShakeOut”, UMD? On October 17th at 10:17 a.m., UMD will be participating in The Great SouthEast ShakeOut, an earthquake preparedness drill aimed at educating the UMD Community on what to do in case of an earthquake in our area.

  • 5 UMPD Officers are recognized at the 12th Annual NHTSA DUI Awards

    Congratulations to Sgt. Aaron Davis, Master Patrol Officers (MPO) Clay Brown, Jason Eller, Brian Meekins, and Edward Yates for being recognized and receiving awards on 09/29/13 at the 12th Annual National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) DUI Awards.  

  • Chief Mitchell Recognizes University Community Members and UMPD Employees

    On October 4th, 2013, University of Maryland Police Chief, David B. Mitchell, recognized members of the University Community and members of the Police Department for their valiant efforts and their attention to details that prevented the potential loss of a life on Campus.

  • The University of Virginia talks about the dangers of Molly

    The University of Virginia (UVA), along with Dr. Chris Holstege, executive director of UVA Student Health, has produced a video warning about the dangers of the drug Molly. Molly is a form of MDMA, also known as Ecstasy. Please take the time and watch the video and share with your family and friends. Be Smart, Be Safe!

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