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Toys for Tots Drive 2021

UMPD and Maryland Athletics are partnering up for the annual Toys for Tots drive. Donations from this drive go directly to families of Prince George’s County.

Fans attending the December 5, men’s basketball game against Northwestern and/or the women’s basketball game versus Purdue on December 8, can donate a new, unwrapped children’s toy.

If you are unable to attend the games but would still like to donate, you can drop off a new, unwrapped children’s toy at the Pocomoke Building (7569 Baltimore Avenue/Between Target and Fraternity Row) until December 12, 2021. Once inside the lobby, go to the Service window on your left and let the person know you are dropping off a toy for Toys for Tots.

If you are on campus, we can also stop by your building to pick up your donation. Email rhoaas@umpd.umd.edu to schedule.

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UMPD Press Release 11/10/2021

UMD Safety Notice 10/27/2021

INCIDENT: Burglary
 
OCCURRED: October 27, 2021 (Wednesday)/ Approximately 2:45 p.m.
 
LOCATION: The Courtyards at UMD, College Park, Maryland 
 
UMPD CASE NUMBER: 2021-82844
 
BRIEF DETAILS:
 
On October 27, 2021, at approximately 3:22 p.m., the University of Maryland Police Department responded to The Courtyards at UMD for a report of burglary. 
 
A male student resident reported to police that he was woken up by a person that was not known to him inside his residence. The resident had a short conversation with a the male individual and the individual left the residence. The resident reported to police that he was missing property. 
 
The University of Maryland Police Department (UMPD), 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:
 
Make sure that you lock your doors and windows before you leave your residence and when you are home.
 
If your residence has a home security system, make sure to set it.
 
Never enter your residence if you see that a door or window has been forced. Go to the nearest safe place and contact the local police immediately.
 
Do not let others into your building or onto residential floors, stairwells, elevators, etc. unless you know them as residents of your building. Anyone you can't identify as a resident of your building should be asked to use an outside telephone to call the resident they are coming to visit. 
 
Close and latch any door you may find propped. If you are at a residence hall and noticed that a door is not securing properly, please contact 301-314-9675. For all other buildings, contact 301-405-3555.
 
Report suspicious persons or activity to UMPD (301-405-3333/ 911 or via the UMD Guardian app) and to your service desk/any Resident Life staff member.
 
If you live in a Residence Hall, keep your room door locked, when you’re asleep, down the hall, in the shower, or visiting others in your building.
 
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/ 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
 
Campus Advocates Respond and Educate to Stop Violence (CARE) 
301-741-3442
 
Health Center 
301-314-8180
 
Office of Civil Rights and Sexual Misconduct (OCRSM)
301-405-1142   
 
UMD Alerts 
 
Sent by email via UMD Alerts to UMD Students/Faculty/Staff

UMD Community Notice 10/26/2021

**Community Notice**

The purpose of this e-mail is to make you aware of an incident that occurred off-campus near the University of Maryland, College Park campus. The following is a synopsis of an incident reported to the Prince George's County Police Department.

INCIDENT:                 Off-Campus Burglary

OCCURRED:              October 22, 2021 (Friday)/ Between 12:30 a.m. and 5:30 a.m.

LOCATION:               4300 block of Hartwick Road, College Park, Maryland

PGPD CASE #:           21-0048724

BRIEF DETAILS:

On October 26, 2021, at approximately 3:56 p.m., the University of Maryland Police Department was updated by the Prince George’s County Police Department regarding an off-campus incident. It was confirmed that an off-campus burglary occurred in the 4300 block of Hartwick Road, College Park, Maryland.

A male resident reported to police that on October 22, 2021, between 12:30 a.m. and 5:30 a.m., property was stolen from his residence. The door to the residence was not secured.

The Prince George's County Police Department is investigating this incident.

Individuals with any information regarding this incident or the possible identity of suspect are encouraged to contact the Prince George’s County Police Department (911 or 301-352-1200).

When available for release, additional information, including updated descriptions of suspect, 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/

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.

Make sure that you lock your doors and windows before you leave and when you are in for the night.

If your residence has a home security system, make sure to set it.

Never enter your residence if you see that a door or window has been forced. Go to the nearest safe place and contact the local police immediately.

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/ 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/

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

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

 

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

On Saturday, October 23, 2021, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the University of Maryland Police Department in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration is participating in the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. During this event, members of the community can safely dispose of their unwanted, unused and/or expired prescription drugs at the Pocomoke Building (7965 Baltimore Avenue, College Park, MD).

This service is free and anonymous. No questions asked.

If you will not be in the College Park area, please visit https://takebackday.dea.gov/ to find a collection site near you.

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