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UMPD Officers Recognized for their Dedication to Eliminating Impaired Driving Crashes, Injuries and Deaths

This week we are highlighting our officers for their dedication and hard work when it comes to impaired driving enforcement. While the in-person awards ceremony, which is typically held each fall, were cancelled due to COVID-19, we thank our officers who would have been recognized at the 19th Annual Maryland Impaired Driving Law Enforcement Awards.

The Impaired Driving- Law Enforcement Award is a joint effort of the Maryland Department of Transportation’s -Motor Vehicle Administration’s Highway Safety Office and the Washington Regional Alcohol Program. This award honors officers who are dedicated to eliminating impaired driving crashes, injuries and deaths.

Congratulations to MPO Fogleman, who was awarded the DUI Law Enforcement Award. This award is for officers who made 20 or more DUI arrests during calendar year 2019.

Congratulations to MPO Mack, who was awarded the DUI Law Enforcement Award. This award is for officers who made 20 or more DUI arrests during calendar year 2019.

Congratulations to Cpl. Deere, who was awarded the DUI Law Enforcement Award. This award is for officers who made 20 or more DUI arrests during calendar year 2019. 
 
Cpl. Deere is receiving this prestigious award for the second time. He previously received the DUI Law Enforcement Award back in 2017.
 
 
Congratulations to MPO Sterner and MPO Rocca. 
 
MPO Sterner was awarded the DUI Meritorious Recognition Award. This award is for officers who made no less than 15 DUI arrests during calendar year 2019. 
 
MPO Rocca was awarded the DUI Law Enforcement Award. This award is for officers who made 20 or more DUI arrests during calendar year 2019. 
 
 
Thank you to MPO Fogleman, MPO Mack, Cpl. Deere, MPO Sterner and MPO Rocca for all that you do in keeping our roadways and community safe.
 
 

Save the Date - DEA Take Back Day

On April 24, 2021, between 10a and 2p, the public can anonymously drop off unused, expired prescription medication at the Pocomoke Building (7569 Baltimore Ave., College Park, MD) for safe disposal.
 
This is a free service.

UMD Advisory: IRS Impersonation Scam

The purpose of this UMD Advisory is to make you aware of an IRS impersonation scam. Below is the warning from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) that was published on March 30, 2021.

 

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today warned of an ongoing IRS-impersonation scam that appears to primarily target educational institutions, including students and staff who have ".edu" email addresses.

The IRS' phishing@irs.gov has received complaints about the impersonation scam in recent weeks from people with email addresses ending in ".edu." The phishing emails appear to target university and college students from both public and private, profit and non-profit institutions.

Taxpayers who believe they have a pending refund can easily check on its status at Where's My Refund? on IRS.gov.

The suspect emails display the IRS logo and use various subject lines such as "Tax Refund Payment" or "Recalculation of your tax refund payment." It asks people to click a link and submit a form to claim their refund.

The phishing website requests taxpayers provide their:

  • Social Security number
  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Prior Year Annual Gross Income (AGI)
  • Driver's License Number
  • Current Address
  • City
  • State/U.S. Territory
  • ZIP Code/Postal Code
  • Electronic Filing PIN

People who receive this scam email should not click on the link in the email, but they can report it to the IRS. For security reasons, save the email using "save as" and then send that attachment to phishing@irs.gov or forward the email as an attachment to phishing@irs.gov. The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) and IRS Criminal Investigation have been notified.

Taxpayers who believe they may have provided identity thieves with this information should consider immediately obtaining an Identity Protection PIN. This is a voluntary opt-in program. An IP PIN is a six-digit number that helps prevent identity thieves from filing fraudulent tax returns in the victim's name.

Taxpayers who attempt to e-file their tax return and find it rejected because a return with their SSN already has been filed should file a Form 14039, Identity Theft Affidavit PDF, to report themselves as a possible identity theft victim. See Identity Theft Central to learn about the signs of identity theft and actions to take.

UMD Community Notice 02/22/2021

**Community Notice**

The purpose of this e-mail is to make you aware of an incident that occurred off-campus near the University of Maryland, College Park campus. The following is a synopsis of an incident reported to the Prince George's County Police Department.

INCIDENT:                Off-Campus Burglary

OCCURRED:             February 18, 2021, at approximately 3 p.m., and February 19, 2021, at  approximately 4 p.m.

LOCATION:               7500 block of Girard Avenue, College Park, Maryland

PGPD CASE #:           21-0008173

BRIEF DETAILS:

On February 21, 2021, at approximately 3 p.m., the University of Maryland Police Department was notified by the Prince George's County Police Department of an off-campus burglary.

The residents reported to police that between February 18 at approximately 3 p.m., and February 19, 2021, at approximately 4 p.m., property was stolen out of their house.

The Prince George's County Police Department is investigating this incident.

Individuals with any information regarding this incident or the possible identity of suspect are encouraged to contact the Prince George’s County Police Department (911 or 301-352-1200).

When available for release, additional information, including updated descriptions of suspect, may be obtained by accessing the "UMD Safety Notice" portion of our web site: http://universityofmarylandpolice.com/stats/safety_notices.cfm  and http://umpdnews.umd.edu/

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.

Make sure that you lock your doors and windows before you leave and when you are in for the night.

If your residence has a home security system, make sure to set it.

Never enter your residence if you see that a door or window has been forced. Go to the nearest safe place and contact the local police immediately.

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!
 

Safety Resources:

University of Maryland Police Department

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

UMD Guardian (Mobile Campus Safety App)

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.

Prince George's County Police Department

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

NITE Ride

301-314-6483

http://www.transportation.umd.edu/niteride.html

Help Center (Peer Counseling & Crisis Intervention)

301-314-4357

helpcenterumd.org

Counseling Center

301-314-7651

http://counseling.umd.edu/

CARE Office (Free & Confidential resource for those impacted by Sexual & Relationship Violence)

301-741-3442

http://www.health.umd.edu/care

Health Center

301-314-8180

http://www.health.umd.edu/

Office of Civil Rights and Sexual Misconduct

301-405-1142 

TitleIXcoordinator@umd.edu

http://www.umd.edu/ocrsm/

UMD Alerts

https://alert.umd.edu

Sent by email via UMD Alerts to UMD Students/Faculty/Staff

UMD Advisory: UMD Closed - Feb 18, 2021

Inclement weather update for University of Maryland, College Park for Thursday, Feb 18, 2021:
 
All in-person & online classes are canceled. Employees will received admin leave. Essential snow personnel should report. COVID testing is canceled.

More at umd.edu/weather

 

Safety Resources:

University of Maryland Police
Emergency Number -  301-405-3333 / #3333 from a mobile phone / 911
Non-Emergency Number - 301-405-3555

 

UMD Guardian (Mobile Campus Safety App)

umpdnews.umd.edu/umdguardian
  
Prince George's County Police
911 from mobile phone
Non-Emergency Number - 301-352-1200 

UMD Police Walking Escort/Non-Emergency:
301-405-3555

NITE Ride
301-314-6483
http://www.transportation.umd.edu/niteride.html

Help Center (Peer Counseling & Crisis Intervention)
301-314-4357
http://helpcenterumd.org

Counseling Center
301-314-7651
http://counseling.umd.edu/

CARE (Confidential Services for Sexual Assault/Harassment/Rape)
301-741-3442
http://www.health.umd.edu/care

Health Center
301-314-8180
http://www.health.umd.edu/

Office of Civil Rights & Sexual Misconduct (OCRSM)

301-405-1142

TitleIXcoordinator@umd.edu
ocrsm.umd.edu

UMD Alerts https://alert.umd.edu
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