News and Information about the University of Maryland Police Department

University of Maryland Police Expands its Concurrent Jurisdiction

The University of Maryland Police Department is excited to further expand its concurrent jurisdiction to better serve and protect the University community and surrounding areas.  UMPD, working in conjunction with the Prince George's County Police Department, have further expanded our jurisdiction to areas where students live or patronize.  This collaborative effort is a result of the strong partnership of our two departments and our desire to better protect the College Park community.

Law Enforcement Analyst Intern Position

The University of Maryland Police Department has a new position open in our Information Analysis unit.  The position is open to current UMD students and is an excellent opporutnity to be exposed to the Criminal Justice and Intelligence Analysis world.  The job posting is listed below:

Law Enforcement Analyst Intern/Trainee

  • Starting Salary is $10.00 an hour
  • Under general supervision, review and analyze crime and threat information; interpret patterns and trends; prepare and disseminated information products; and make recommendations related to data collection, resource deployment, crime prevention, and crime forecasting.
  • Minimum Qualifications:
    • Current University of Maryland College Park student in Social Science, Criminal Justice, or related field.
    • Experience using computer databases, electronic spreadsheets, and desktop publishing; Experience with ArcGIS preferred.
    • Must submit resume, unofficial transcript, and writing sample.
    • Must pass a background check.

Apply for this and other open positions with UMPD at our main website.

National Preparedness Month

National Preparedness Month

University of Maryland Preparedness Initiatives

National Preparedness Month


September is National Preparedness Month. Preparedness is a shared responsibility, it takes a whole community. Leading into the month and during the month of September, UMD Emergency Management will be engaging the UMD community on emergency preparedness. Below is a list of ways that UMD Emergency Management will participate during National Preparedness Month:

Promote UMD Alerts, UMD SOS app, M-Urgency, and the UMD Emergency Preparedness website

  • Promote these communications via FYI, DOTS advertising, the UMD Emergency Preparedness website
  • Promote at the Protect Your Shell Fair

2013 Great Shakeout Earthquake Drill

  • There will be flyers posted throughout campus and online to promote and encourage participation in the 2013 Great Shakeout Earthquake Drill that will occur on October 17, 2013 at 10:17a.m. “Drop, Cover, Hold On!”
  • Post flyers via FYI, DOTS advertising, The Diamondback, and the UMD Emergency Preparedness Facebook Page, UMPD Facebook Page

National Preparedness Month Ad

  • Run an ad for National Preparedness Month on Wednesday, September 11, 2013.

Flashlight Keychains

  • Provide free LED flashlight keychains give-a-ways at the First Look Fair and Benefits Fair. The purpose of providing free LED flashlight keychains is to help the UMD community build an emergency kit, which is part of the National Preparedness Month campaign.

UMD Alerts Emergency Preparedness Handouts

  • Provide UMD Alerts Emergency Preparedness Handouts at the Protect Your Shell Fair, First Look Fair, and Benefits Fair.



For more information on National Preparedness Month, you can visit

For any questions on emergency preparedness at UMD, please e-mail


A joint project between the University Police and Resident Life, Stop. Observe. Seek Information. (SOS) is a safety awareness campaign to promote situational awareness, crime prevention, and emergency preparedness for our University of Maryland community.

We launched the UMD SOS app to provide community members with on-the-go reference for various emergency situations. The UMD SOS app will also provide up-to-date information distributed by the campus system.

The app is currently available for iOS mobile devices via the app store. An Android version is currently being worked on and will be available soon.


  UMD students, faculty, and staff can use M-Urgency to contact the University of Maryland Police Department (UMPD) for emergency services. M-Urgency sends live audio and video from your smartphone directly to UMPD, enabling fast and appropriate dispatch for emergency assistance. The M-Urgency app is available for iOS and Android devices at


College Park, MD: For additional information, please contact Sgt. Aaron Davis at 301-405-9960.




Tips for Terps

Welcome Back!  As you're preparing to get started with the fall semester, please familiarize yourself with these safety tips to help ensure your success. 

Make the call. Program the number for the University of Maryland Police into your cell phone so you have it at your fingertips in the event of an emergency on campus. If you see a crime in progress or even something suspicious, don’t hesitate, make the call.

  • Emergencies, dial 301-405-3333 or 911
  • Non-emergencies or if calling for a police walking escort, dial 301-405-3555

Call for help in alcohol/drug-related medical emergencies. The University's "Promoting Responsible Action in Medical Emergency" Policy (aka Good Samaritan Policy) provides disciplinary relief for individuals who call for emergency medical assistance in the event of excessive alcohol consumption. Both the caller and the individual in need of medical assistance are covered by the policy. The policy is intended to promote responsible behavior while decreasing any potential disciplinary punishments that may be a deterrent to calling for emergency medical assistance. For more information, read the policy here:

Don’t walk alone. Take advantage of the UMPD safety escort services or walk with friends or classmates.

  • To call for an escort, dial 301-405-3555

Protect your property. Never leave items like your backpack, laptop or cell phone unattended-even if it’s just for a minute. Make it a habit to take these valuables with you.

Download and Install UMD's Very Own Safety Apps.

  • M-Urgency Safety App
    • M-Urgency sends live audio and video from your smartphone directly to the University of Maryland Police Department, enabling fast and appropriate dispatch of emergency assistance. Available for Android 2.2 or higher phones and iPhone 4/4S/5 (iOS 6.x).
    • To download and for more info visit:
  • UMD SOS App
    • This a joint project between the University Police and Resident Life, Stop. Observe. Seek Information. (SOS) is a safety awareness campaign to promote situational awareness, crime prevention, and emergency preparedness for our University of Maryland community. It is currently available in the App Store. (The Android version is currently under production.)

On the bus. Stay awake and keep your personal belongings close to you. Sit near the door or the driver and stay awake. If someone’s harassing you, ask the driver to let you off at a populated bus stop or a well-lit area like a gas station.

Grab it. Close it. Lock it. College and university parking lots and structures are common targets for thieves. Never leave valuables in your car or items in plain view. Take items like GPS devices, removable stereo faceplates, and electronics with you. Make sure your windows are up and the doors are locked. Apply a security device or set the alarm.

Report solicitors. Magazine subscriptions, donation requests, spa packages and "earn money now" schemes are some of the common methods criminals use to take your money. Avoid solicitors’ scams by politely saying no and immediately notifying university police. Never provide a solicitor with your personal information.

Keep personal information private. Avoid becoming a victim of identity theft by carrying only the necessary items in your wallet or purse. 

Keep your Residence Hall room locked. Even if you’re going next door to a friend’s room, always grab your keys and lock the door. A propped open door is a perfect target for would-be thieves and allows them quick and easy access to your belongings. If your room has additional doors and windows, always be sure they are closed and locked as well.

Protect your wheels. If you ride a bike, register your bike with the Department of Transportation Services.  Registering your bike helps improve the likelihood of recovery if stolen. Invest in a high-quality, hardened steel "U" lock. For optimum security, lock both the front and frame to the bike rack.

Your Student ID Card Phone Numbers Explained


Campus Police Non-Emergency Number: Call for questions, lost & found items, and suspicious people or packages. In the event of an emergency, please dial 9-1-1 or 301-405-3333.

NITE Ride: This curb-to-curb shuttle service operates seven nights a week from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. and services the areas of campus that are not included on the evening service routes or when the evening service routes are not in operation.

CARE: The CARE Office provides free and confidential resources, support, and assistance to any member of the UMD community impacted directly or indirectly by rape, sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking. You can choose to remain anonymous for some services or share as much or as little as is comfortable of your story. You will not be forced into any actions or disclosures with which you are not comfortable.


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