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11/19/18 UMD Safety Notice - Indecent Exposure

INCIDENT:    Indecent Exposure

OCCURRED: November 19, 2018/ Approximately 8:40 p.m.

LOCATION: Sixth Floor of McKeldin Library

UMPD CASE #: 2018-66261


On November 19, 2018, at approximately 9 p.m., the University of Maryland Police Department responded to McKeldin Library for an indecent exposure. A female UMD student reported to police that she was on the sixth floor when she saw a male who exposed himself. The female along with unknown bystanders chased the male down the stairs. Officers searched the area but were unable to locate the male. A video review of the cameras in the area is underway.

An image of the suspect can be viewed above.

The University of Maryland Police Department, Criminal Investigations Unit is conducting an investigation. Individuals with any information regarding this incident are encouraged to contact police at 301-405-3555. Individuals wishing to remain anonymous may email .

When available for release, additional information, may be obtained by accessing the "UMD Safety Notice" portion of our web site: and

Safety Tips:

The University of Maryland Police Department provides a walking escort service for anyone who feels unsafe when walking on or near campus. If you would like a walking escort, please call to request one at 301-405-3555. You may also use a blue light emergency phone to call for an escort.

Stay alert and attuned to people and circumstances around you.

Trust your instincts. They are a natural gift that tells you when something is wrong.

If you observe suspicious activity or behavior, contact the police immediately by calling #3333 from a mobile phone or 301-405-3333.

See Something, Say Something!

Be Smart, Be Safe!

Download the UMD Guardian app through the Google Play store or the Apple App Store. You can create a virtual safety escort or you can text a tip to UMPD.

Safety Resources:

University of Maryland Police Department

Emergency Number 301-405-3333/ #3333 from a mobile phone/ 911

Prince George's County Police Department

911 from mobile phone / 301-352-1200 (non-emergency) / 911

UMD Police Walking Escort

Non-Emergency: 301-405-3555



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UMD Alerts

UMD Text Alerts for Off-Campus Robberies 11/18/18

On Sunday, November 18, 2018, UMD text alerts were sent for two off-campus robberies. Below is the information that was sent to our campus community. The Prince George’s County Police Department are investigating both incidents.

COMMUNITY ALERT: (1/2) A person armed with a possible handgun reported at 8100 Block Baltimore Ave. Avoid the area and follow all public safety orders. Additional information will be provided when it becomes available.

COMMUNITY ALERT: (2/2) UPDATE: The incident that occurred in the 8100 block of Baltimore Avenue has been updated to a robbery with a possible handgun. The robbery occurred inside a business. The two suspects were last seen heading towards Melbourne Place. Officers searched the area for the suspects but were unable to locate them. UMPD officers will continue to patrol the area. PGPD is investigating this incident.


COMMUNITY ALERT: (1/2) An off-campus armed robbery has been reported at Wake Forest and Guilford Ave. Suspects, two male subjects armed with black handgun are not in custody. Last seen running towards Calvert Rd . Be alert. Stay away from area. Additional information will be provided when it becomes available.

COMMUNITY ALERT: (2/2) UMPD has cleared the scene of the off-campus armed robbery that occurred at Wake Forest and Guilford Avenue. Officers will continue to patrol the area. Suspects are not in custody. If you see something suspicious, call the police. PGPD is investigating this incident.



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UMPD Participates in No-Shave November

It’s November and you know what that means…the University of Maryland Police Department’s Beauties and the Beards event, also known as No-Shave November.

For those who might not know, No-Shave November is a month-long journey where participants forgo shaving and grooming in order to evoke conversation and raise cancer awareness.  The goal of No-Shave November is to grow awareness by embracing our hair, which many cancer patients lose, and letting it grow wild and free.

All proceeds raised by members of the University of Maryland Police Department in the month of November will benefit a local organization called, Special Love, Inc.

Special Love is a nonprofit organization that provides cancer families a community of support, made up of other patients and families who know and understand the trials and triumphs of the cancer experience.

Special Love strives to bring together children with cancer and their families for fellowship, friendship, and fun. Families on the pediatric cancer journey have an ally during and after the cancer experience. Each family member is included in programs: Family weekends give mom and dad a chance to share with other adults, and siblings have a program that gives them the attention they need and an opportunity to make their own friends.

Hospitals refer the families of children with cancer to Special Love. The communication among the patient, doctors, family, and Special Love staff assures the best interests of the child with cancer are well-represented and everyone has an understanding of the patient’s needs.

Traditionally, No Shave November is known as a men’s only event. However, the University of Maryland Police Department (UMPD) wants all of their employees to have an opportunity to participate.

That is why all members of the police department will have the option to either grow their beards out or paint their fingernails in extreme or unnatural colors.

To donate to Special Love, Inc. click here. If you wish to learn more on How a Community Makes a Difference, watch this short video here.

So, if you see any of our police officers, staff or student police auxiliary members with bright color fingernail polish or more facial hair than usual, it’s because they are raising cancer awareness.


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