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11/01/2020 UMD Community Notice - Update in Last Night's Off-Campus Shooting

Dear Campus Community,

Last night shortly after 11 PM, the University of Maryland Police Department (UMPD) and the Prince George’s County Police Department (PGPD) responded to a report of a shooting at The Hotel at the University of Maryland.

PGPD is leading this investigation and has provided the following update, including information on the status of the victims and images of two persons of interest: https://pgpolice.blogspot.com/2020/11/pgpd-releases-surveillance-pictures-of.html

At this point, we have no information that any of the victims are affiliated with the University of Maryland community. UMPD assisted PGPD with scene security and traffic control and provided first aid to one of the victims. The safety of the University of Maryland and our surrounding community remains our highest priority.

Chief David B. Mitchell

Chief of Police/ Director of Public Safety

 

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

UMPD Press Release 10/30/2020

 

10/29/2020 UMD Advisory: Flood Warning

The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Waring for our area until 5:30 PM. A Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring.  At 11:30 AM EDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain. Flooding is ongoing or expected to begin shortly in the warned area. Between 0.5 and 1.5 inches of rain have fallen.

Additional rainfall amounts of 1 to 3 inches are possible in the warned area throughout the day.

A Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring. All interested parties should take necessary precautions immediately.

Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles.

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10/24/2020 UMD Safety Notice

INCIDENT:    4th Degree Sex Offense/Unlawful Touching

OCCURRED: October 24, 2020, at approximately 1:10 a.m.

LOCATION: ODK Fountain on McKeldin Mall

UMPD CASE #: 2020-76255

BRIEF DETAILS:

On October 24, 2020, at approximately 2:12 a.m., the University of Maryland Police Department was notified of a 4th degree sex offense/unlawful touching that occurred at approximately 1:10 a.m., this morning.

A female student reported to police that she was heading towards the ODK fountain on McKeldin Mall. A male, who was not known to the student, ran up to her and touched her inappropriately. The suspect then promptly left the area.

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.  

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/

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

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

**UPDATE** UMPD to Participate in DEA's Drug Take Back Day

   

 

UPDATE: Our site collected an approximately 70 pounds of expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs.

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On Saturday, Oct. 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the University of Maryland Police Department (UMPD) and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration will provide the public the opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal to the Pocomoke Building at 7569 Baltimore Avenue, College Park, MD. (Sites cannot accept liquids, needles or sharps, only pills or patches.) The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

To keep everyone safe, collection sites will follow local COVID-19 guidelines and regulations. 

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