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Update from October 6, 2017 Incident

INCIDENT: Assault
OCCURRED: October 6, 2017, at approximately 10:56 p.m.
LOCATION: Campus Drive by Stamp Student Union
UMPD CASE #: 2017-64640

BRIEF DETAILS:
On October 6, 2017, at approximately 10:56 p.m., the University of Maryland Police Department responded to the Stamp Student Union area for an assault involving a baseball bat. Two male UMD students were walking along Campus Drive near Stamp Student Union when they got into a verbal altercation with a passing vehicle. A male passenger got out of the vehicle and began following the two students. The passenger then went back to the car and retrieved a baseball bat. The passenger then exchanged words with the two students and then struck one of the students. The passenger then got back into the vehicle and drove towards Baltimore Avenue.

The student was taken to a local hospital and has since been released.

Our Criminal Investigations Unit has identified the two suspects involved in this incident. They have no affiliation with the University and were issued a denial of access for the campus. Charges will be filed.

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 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 andhttp://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.
If you observe suspicious activity or behavior, contact the police immediately by calling #3333 from a mobile phone or 301-405-3333.
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.
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
 
Help Center (Peer Counseling & Crisis Intervention)
301-314-4357
 
Counseling Center
301-314-7651
 
CARE (Confidential Services for Sexual Assault/Harassment/Rape)
301-741-3442
 
Health Center
301-314-8180
 
Office of Civil Rights and Sexual Misconduct 
 
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UMD Annual Safety and Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report

Working Together for a Safe Campus

The 2017 Annual Safety and Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report are available for your review. 

The Annual Security Report provides safety and security 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.  In addition to outlining the different security resources the campus has to offer, the report also includes statistics on area crime reported to off-campus law enforcement agencies as well as to several University departments that report data back to our Police Department.

The Clery Act does not require the reporting of statistics for the crime of theft, which, by far, is the most commonly, reported criminal offense on campus.  Other property crimes reportable through Clery include Burglary, Motor Vehicle Theft and Arson. The men and women of the University of Maryland Police Department (UMPD) are responsible for keeping the 

UMD campus safe and secure and in partnership with the Prince George’s County Police Department keeping the surrounding areas safe and secure.  Programs and resources that we provide include the following, which are highlighted in the report:

  • Walking escorts
  • Closed circuit video monitoring via our Security Operations Center
  • Blue Light Phone (PERT)
  • Automated License Plate Readers
  • Emergency Alert System (UMD Alerts)
  • UMD Guardian Safety App
  • Patrols by uniformed officers
  • Explosive Detection K9 unit 
  • Crime prevention programs 
  • Criminal and traffic law enforcement, reporting, and investigation 
  • Student Police Auxiliary
  • Emergency 911 center

A new program for 2017 is the Safe Terp Trade Zone. Safe Terp Trade Zone provides the buyer and seller a safe space to meet in person to complete their on-line purchase. Buyers and sellers can meet in the lobby of our police station or at our parking lot to conduct the exchange. More information about this program, visit https://umpdnews.umd.edu/node/934

The Annual Safety and Security Report 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.  We hope you will read the report carefully and use the information to help foster a safer environment for you and for others within our community. Reviewing the information outlined in the Annual Safety and Security Report will increase your awareness, which will promote future action. 

To view the Annual Safety and Security Report, please visit:

http://umdps.umd.edu/stats/AnnualSecurityReport.pdf

Printed copies of the Annual Safety and Security Report may be obtained from the University of Maryland Police Department (UMPD), Pocomoke Building (007), 7569 Baltimore Ave, College Park, MD 20742 (301) 405-3555 upon request.

To view the Annual Fire Safety Report, please visit: http://www.essr.umd.edu/fire/report/. The purpose of this 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.  Individual printed copies of the 2017 Annual Fire Safety Report 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.

Although this publication mainly focuses on 2016, the murder of Second Lt. Richard Collins III in 2017 has called for the entire campus to come together in order to resolve differences and reaffirm the University’s core values of diversity, inclusion, respect, and civil discourse.  The University is undertaking many initiatives aimed at promoting and protecting diversity within our community, including the launch of the Joint President/Senate Inclusion & Respect Task Force, the development of a trained rapid-response team for hate-bias incidents, and a review of the University’s Code of Student.

For more information on how you can be part of the conversation and solution, I strongly encourage you to visit https://www.umd.edu/UMDreflects. It is through our community that opposing ideals and values can come together to form one voice for positive change.

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

 

David B. Mitchell
Chief of Police
University of Maryland Police Department
 

Safety Resources:

University of Maryland Police Department (UMPD)
Emergency Number 301-405-3333/ #3333 from a mobile phone/ 9-1-1
 

UMD Guardian Safety App

https://go.umd.edu/36z

UMPD Walking Escort/Non-Emergency:
301-405-3555
 

Prince George's County Police Department (PGPD)
9-1-1 from mobile phone / 301-352-1200 (non-emergency) / 9-1-1

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

Help Center (Peer Counseling & Crisis Intervention) 301-314-4357

Office of Civil Rights & Sexual Misconduct
TitleIXcoordinator@umd.edu
https://ocrsm.umd.edu/

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/

UMD Alerts
https://alert.umd.edu

Visit our website at http://www.umpd.umd.edu for further information on 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/

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