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Update to 03/08/18 UMD Alert

Good Evening,

Last night we sent three text messages to our UMD community about an incident that occurred near the Xfinity center. To see those messages, please visit .

Below is a more information about yesterday’s incident.  

On March 8, 2018, at approximately 11:59 p.m., UMPD responded to parking lot GG1 for possible robbery that occurred at approximately 11:44 p.m. A male reported to police that as he was waiting in his vehicle at parking lot UU to pick up passengers from the Xfinity Center. The female who requested the ride, entered the front passenger side of the vehicle and six individuals entered the back seat. The driver told them there were too many people and he would not take them to their destination. A male passenger then assaulted the driver. The driver got out of the vehicle and told the group he was going to call the police. The same male passenger then assaulted the driver again, causing the driver to drop his property on the ground, damaging his property. All of the passengers took off running east on Regents Driver towards the Biomolecular Building. The driver also reported that some of his property was missing. A video review is underway.

Upon further investigation, this case has been changed to an assault.



UPDATE 03/02/18 UMD Closed

UPDATE: The University of Maryland, College Park is closed, Friday, March 2, 2018, due to inclement weather.




The University of Maryland, College Park will open late at 12 noon, Friday, March 2, 2018, due to inclement weather.


UPDATE to Campus Safety Notification Message 02/26/18

Dear Campus Community,

I am writing this evening to provide an update to the message I sent earlier today regarding the threat made against our officers at the University of Maryland Police Department.

Mr. Sulkowski has been released on his own recognizance from the Department of Corrections and will have an upcoming trial in Prince George’s County, Maryland.

This is a reminder that Mr. Sulkowski has been issued a denial of access to all University of Maryland, College Park buildings and grounds. If you see Mr. Sulkowski on our campus, please call UMPD at 301-405-3333, #3333 from your cell phone, or 911 immediately.

Our Officers will continue to patrol the campus community with their rear red and blue lights on for increased visibility. We have over 400 cameras on and off campus that our Security Operation Center monitors 24/7, 365 days a year. We have over 300 blue light phones on our campus - by hitting the red emergency button, the caller will be put in direct contact with a UMPD Dispatcher.

As always, we offer walking safety escorts that can be requested at any time of the day. An Officer or a member of our Student Police Auxiliary unit will meet you at your current location and walk with to your destination. Again, this service is available 24/7, 365 days a year, and is free. To request a walking escort, call 301-405-3555.

We encourage members of our UMD community to download the UMD Guardian Safety App . This can serve as a virtual walking escort service, automatically contacting UMPD if you do not arrive at your expected destination. Additionally, by downloading the UMD Guardian app, you can text a tip to UMPD and have the ability to include a photo.

Lastly, if you notice an individual that is behaving in a manner that is unsettling, please call the University of Maryland Police Department (UMPD) right away so an investigation can begin. We are here as a resource for keeping our community safe. If You See or Hear Something, Say Something. Together, we can all keep our community safe


David B. Mitchell

Chief of Police/ Director of Public Safety

University of Maryland Police Department


UMPD Press Release 02/26/18

To read the Campus Safety Notification Message that was sent to the Campus Community, please visit .


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