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Coffee with a Cop

Join the University of Maryland Police Department at The Coffee Bar in the Adele H. Stamp Student Union for Coffee with a Cop event. Members of the University of Maryland community can grab a cup of coffee and get to know their campus police officers. This event will occur on the first Wednesday of every month.

The 2021 Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report are Now Available

Working Together for a Safe Campus

The 2021 Annual Safety and Security Report (ASR) and Annual Fire Safety Report (AFSR) are available for your review. 

The ASR provides safety and security resources and information to current and prospective students and their parents, as well as to faculty and staff members. Statistics comparing crime over the previous three years are outlined in the report. The ASR is a part of the effort to ensure that this collaborative endeavor is effective and is in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. The purpose of the AFSR report is to disclose fire safety policies and procedures related to our on-campus student housing and to disclose statistics for fires that occurred in those facilities. 

As you review the ASR, please keep in mind that our community has options for reporting incidents that fall under the Clery Act. Incidents can be reported to police, Campus Security Authorities (CSAs), and/or confidential resources. Therefore, not all cases that were reported in the ASR were criminally investigated by law enforcement.  

The Clery Act requires the University of Maryland to count and disclose crimes that occur within four general categories: criminal offenses, hate crimes, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) offenses and Arrests and Referrals for Disciplinary Action. Incidents reported occurred either on-campus, in non-campus buildings or property, or on public property that occurred immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The report also includes statistics on crime that occurred where university students stay while on university-sponsored travel, within the United States or abroad, and area crime reported to off-campus law enforcement agencies.

This report also reflects changes in data sets due to revised reporting requirements and the development of new ways to report.  Footnotes, which clarify where changes in reporting have resulted in a noticeable variance from previous years’ reports, are included in the interest of transparency.

During 2020, the University of Maryland Community faced numerous challenges.  Despite these challenges, the University of Maryland Police Department (UMPD) continued to work on-campus 24/7, 7 days a week to serve and protect the university, ensuring campus safety was UMPD’s priority during a global pandemic. Throughout 2020, UMPD responded to over 94,000 calls for service; these include but are not limited to: responding to emergency and non-emergency calls, initiating traffic stops, conducting building checks across our campus community, responding to vehicle and building lockouts, investigating traffic accidents and providing walking escorts.

Programs and resources that we provide include the following, which are highlighted in the report:

  • Emergency 911 Center
  • Patrols by uniformed officers
  • Explosive Detection K9 unit 
  • Criminal Investigations Unit
  • Information Analysis Unit
  • Student Police Auxiliary
  • Building Security Services (BSS)
  • Crime prevention programs 
  • Safe Terp Trade Zone (On-line Purchase Exchange Area)
  • Closed circuit video monitoring via our Security Operations Center
  • Blue Light Phones (PERT)
  • Automated License Plate Readers
  • Emergency Alert System (UMD Alerts)
  • UMD Guardian Safety App
  • ShotSpotter
  • AccuWeather 

Printed copies of the ASR may be requested through the mail or in person from the University of Maryland Police Department (UMPD), Pocomoke Building (007), 7569 Baltimore Ave, College Park, MD 20742 or by calling (301) 405-3555.

Printed copies of the AFSR may be requested through the mail or in person from the University of Maryland Department of Environmental Safety, Sustainability and Risk, Seneca Building, 4716 Pontiac Street, Suite 0103, College Park, Maryland 20742 or by calling (301) 405-3960.

We hope you will read the reports carefully and use the information to help foster a safer environment for you and for others within our community. Reviewing the information will increase your awareness, which will promote future action. 

We have no greater priority than the safety of our students, faculty, staff and visitors to our campus, and a truly safe campus can only be achieved through the cooperation of everyone. 

David B. Mitchell

Chief of Police/ Director of Public Safety

University of Maryland Police Department

 

Safety Resources:

 

University of Maryland Police Department

Emergency Number 301-405-3333/ #3333 (Verizon Wireless and AT&T customers) from a mobile phone/ 911

 

UMD Guardian (Mobile Campus Safety App)

umpdnews.umd.edu/umdguardian

 

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

 

NITE Ride

301-314-6483

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

 

Help Center (Peer Counseling & Crisis Intervention)

301-314-4357

https://helpcenterumd.org/

 

Counseling Center

301-314-7651

http://counseling.umd.edu/

 

Campus Advocates Respond and Educate to Stop Violence (CARE)
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 (OCRSM)

301-405-1142  

TitleIXcoordinator@umd.edu

https://ocrsm.umd.edu/

 

UMD Alerts

https://alert.umd.edu

 

Please visit our website for further information about our Department. 

To stay up to date on the latest news, follow us on Twitter @UMPD and like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/UMDPoliceDept/ . You can also subscribe to UMPDNews to receive email notifications when new content is added.

Sent by University of Maryland Police Department
University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742

UMD Safety Notice 09/20/2021

INCIDENT:                Residential Burglary
 
OCCURRED:             September 19, 2021 (Sunday)/ Approximately 3 a.m.
 
LOCATION:               The Courtyards at UMD, College Park, Maryland
 
UMPD CASE #:         2021-73625

BRIEF DETAILS:

 

On September 20, 2021, at approximately 9:43 a.m., the University of Maryland Police Department responded to the Courtyards at UMD for a residential burglary that occurred at approximately 3 a.m., on September 19, 2021.

 

A female student reported to police that she woke up and saw a male inside her room. The male stated he was in the wrong apartment, on the wrong floor and left.

 

The University of Maryland Police Department, Criminal Investigations Unit is investigating this incident.

 

Individuals with any information regarding this incident are encouraged to contact police at 301-405-3555. Individuals wishing to remain anonymous may email http://www.umpd.umd.edu/contact/anonymous_tip.cfm .

 

When available for release, additional information, 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/home

 

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!

 

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

 

NITE Ride

301-314-6483

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

 

Help Center (Peer Counseling & Crisis Intervention)

301-314-4357

https://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 (OCRSM)

301-405-1142  

TitleIXcoordinator@umd.edu

https://ocrsm.umd.edu/

 

UMD Alerts

https://alert.umd.edu

 

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

 

University of Maryland Police Department to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint

UMD Community Notice 08/20/2021

**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 Voyeur Incident

OCCURRED:            August 20, 2021 (Friday)/ Approximately 12:02 a.m.

LOCATION:              7400 block of Dartmouth Avenue, College Park, Maryland

PGPD CASE #:          PP21082000000010

BRIEF DETAILS:

On August 20, 2021, at approximately 12:08 a.m., the University of Maryland Police Department responded to the 7400 block of Dartmouth Avenue for an off-campus voyeur incident.

A female reported to police that at approximately 12:02 a.m., she looked out her window and saw a man standing in her yard, exposing himself. The victim left the window to call police and when she returned, the male was gone.

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.

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

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