News and Information about the University of Maryland Police Department

Community Police Academy (CPA) Announcement

The University of Maryland Police Department (UMPD) and the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP), Lodge #23 are partnering to conduct a Community Police Academy (CPA).  The CPA will educate the public in the daily operations of UMPD and provide the experience of “walking in a police officer’s shoes”, while affording invaluable insight to our police officers from the community members.  This will be facilitated through education, interaction, and open discussion.  UMPD will provide an informal academy experience to the participants, with classroom activities and discussion, as well as many hands-on experiences.   

The informal class setting will encourage conversation among participants and police officers.  Participants will be introduced to the academic and practical aspects of a police academy and they will become familiar with such topics as traffic law, crime scene investigations, and criminal law.  There will also be an opportunity to participate in ride alongs with an officer.  The academy experience will also include practical exercises and scenarios faced by police officers.  This will be a unique experience to bring together, in a non-confrontational, learning environment, an array of citizens who will be encouraged to express their thoughts openly and honestly.  The academy experience will conclude with an academy graduation. 

The CPA will be each Wednesday from 2/8/17 to 4/19/17, 7pm-10pm at the Police Training Facility.  There will be no class during spring break.  Interested participants should live, work, or attend school in College Park, be at least 18 years old, successfully pass a criminal history, have no prior felony convictions and no misdemeanor convictions for offenses involving weapons or violence, and have no misdemeanor or felony arrests within 1 year prior to the Community Police Academy, and sign a Consent and Release liability waiver form.  Complete the Community Police Academy application on-line at or email Lt. Payne at with questions. 

Applications due by February 1st, 2017.   



Hoops For The Kids: Lights 'n Sirens Edition



For the first time ever, the University of Maryland Police Department (UMPD) will take on the College Park Volunteer Fire Department (CPVFD) in a fundraising basketball game that benefits Terp Thon.

Terp Thon is a student run organization at UMD and they work year round to raise money and awareness for the Children’s National Health System in D.C. and the local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. It’s all “For The Kids.” To learn more about this wonderful organization, please visit .

The name of the event is called Hoops For The Kids: Lights ‘n Sirens Edition. The game is set to take place on Friday, February 3, 2017, at 6 p.m., inside the Reckord Armory Building. Admission to the game is free, however if you wish to donate while at the game, there will be opportunities available.

Another component to this event is the winner of the UMPD/CPVFD game will take on the winner of the student teams bracket later in the evening. Student teams looking to register for the event can do so by visiting .

Each team has a fundraising page, where all the proceeds will benefit Terp Thon. To donate to UMPD’s team, please visit and help us achieve and exceed our goal of $500 dollars. To donate to CPVFD’s team, please visit and help them achieve their goal!

Thank you to the Maryland Student Officials Association (MSOA) for their generous donation of the space in the Reckord Armory and for their officials who donated their time!

So if you are looking for something fun to do, consider stopping by the Reckord Armory Building to cheer on your home town heroes and support Terp Thon. We hope to see you there!

For The Kids!

Off-Campus UMD Safety Notice 01/22/17

Please visit for information regarding an off-campus assault that occurred on 01/22/17. The Prince George's County Police Department is the primary reporting agency and is conducting the investigation.


Off-Campus UMD Safety Notice 01/16/17

Please visit for information regarding an off-campus disturbance that occurred on 01/16/17. The Prince George's County Police Department is the primary reporting agency and is conducting the investigation.


Off-Campus UMD Safety Notice 01/12/17

Please visit for information regarding an off-campus burglary that occurred on 01/12/17. The Prince George's County Police Department is the primary reporting agency and is conducting the investigation.



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