News and Information about the University of Maryland Police Department

UMD Members Recognized at 37th Annual Governor's Crime Prevention Awards

Congratulations to members of our Security Operations Center and the Director of the Office of Community Engagement at the University of Maryland. They were recognized at the 37th Annual Governor's Crime Prevention Awards ceremony yesterday. They were each presented with the Governor’s Crime Prevention Award (for Community Groups, Organizations, and Individual Citizens) for their outstanding contributions to the furtherance of crime prevention in our community.

The University of Maryland Police Department was also recognized and presented with the Governor’s Crime Preventions Award (for Law Enforcement Agencies) and the Governor’s Crime Preventions Award for Outstanding Proactive Crime Prevention Programs in Maryland (Walk Smart College Park). None of this would have be possible had it not been for our partners at the Maryland State Highway Administration, the University of Maryland, the City of College Park, MD, and our community. Thank you for your continued effort.


Off-Campus UMD Safety Notice 12/11/16

Please visit for information regarding an off-campus burglary that occurred on 12/10/16. The Prince George's County Police Department is the primary reporting agency and is conducting the investigation.


A Message to the Community from UMPD

Dear University of Maryland Community,

Earlier today, we were reminded that violent acts such as the one that occurred at the Ohio State University, Columbus campus can occur anywhere, and at any time. Our thoughts and prayers go out to those directly affected and to the whole Ohio State University community.

Currently, there are no active threats toward our campus.  However, it is extremely important to remember that, If You See Something, Say Something. While the University of Maryland Police Department (UMPD) trains for such tragic events, UMD students, faculty and staff must also be prepared in the event of an active shooter situation.

We encourage all UMD students, faculty, and staff to register their cell phone at to receive emergency text messages from UMPD.

If you find yourself in the middle of an active shooter event, your survival may depend on whether or not you have a plan.  The plan doesn't have to be complicated.  There are three things you can do that make a difference: RUN. HIDE. FIGHT.

For more information on Run. Hide. Fight. and what to expect from responding police officers, visit . To request an active shooter presentation for your division, department, or student group, please contact Capt. Ecker at .

Be Smart, Be Safe!

Chief David B. Mitchell

University of Maryland Police Department


2016 Toys for Tots

Protecting your Residence over Fall Break


Subscribe to Front page feed