News and Information about the University of Maryland Police Department

UMD Text Alert 03/30/2020

The Governor of Maryland has issued a Stay-at-Home Order that goes into effect at 8 p.m., March 30, 2020. “The order states that no Maryland resident should leave their home unless it is for an essential job or for an essential reason, such as obtaining food or medicine, seeking urgent medical attention, or for other necessary purposes.” Details:


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Telephone Reporting for Certain Incidents

Until further notice, we are taking some reports over the phone. You can call us at our non-emergency number at 301-405-3555. If you have an emergency, dial 911 or 301-405-3333 or #3333 from your cell phone. You can also contact us via the UMD Guardian app too.


UMD Text Alert 03/21/2020

An individual who contracts with the University Health Center and Maryland Athletics on a part-time basis has tested positive for COVID-19. The University immediately began notifying the individuals who we know came into direct contact with the individual and provided CDC guidance. More information from the University Health Center:


UMD Text Alert 03/20/2020

A University of Maryland student participating in the Education Abroad program in Barcelona, Spain, has tested positive for COVID-19. This student did not return to College Park upon their arrival back to the U.S. and is currently self- isolating at their home, outside of the state of Maryland. More information from the University Health Center: .



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