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UMD Community Text Alert 09/27/19

A UMD Community Text Alert was sent for an off-campus robbery (armed with a handgun) on September 27, 2019. For information about the text alerts, visit https://alert.umd.edu/alerts

The Prince George's County Police Department is the primary reporting agency and is conducting the investigation.

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2019 Annual Safety and Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report

Working Together for a Safe Campus

The 2019 Annual Safety and Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report are available for your review. 

The Annual Security Report (ASR) provides safety and security information to current and prospective students and their parents, as well as to faculty and staff members. Statistics comparing crime over the previous three years are outlined in the report.

In addition to outlining the different security resources the campus has to offer, the report also includes statistics on crime that occurred where University students stay while on University-sponsored travel, within the United States or abroad, and area crime reported to off-campus law enforcement agencies as well as to several University departments that report data back to our Police Department. Therefore, not all cases that were reported in the ASR were criminally investigated.  

The Clery Act does not require the reporting of statistics for the crime of theft, which is the most commonly reported criminal offense on campus.  Other property crimes reportable through Clery include Burglary, Motor Vehicle Theft and Arson.

The men and women of University of Maryland Police Department are responsible for keeping the University of Maryland, College Park campus safe and secure. We do this in partnership with the Prince George’s County Police Department, working together to keep the surrounding areas safe and secure. 

Programs and resources that we provide include the following, which are highlighted in the report:

  • Emergency 911 Center
  • Patrols by uniformed officers
  • Explosive Detection K9 unit 
  • Criminal Investigations Unit
  • Information Analysis Unit
  • Student Police Auxiliary
  • Building Security Services (BSS)
  • Crime prevention programs 
  • Safe Terp Trade Zone (On-line Purchase Exchange Area)
  • Closed circuit video monitoring via our Security Operations Center
  • Blue Light Phones (PERT)
  • Automated License Plate Readers
  • Emergency Alert System (UMD Alerts)
  • UMD Guardian Safety App
  • ShotSpotter
  • AccuWeather 

The Annual Safety and Security Report is a part of the effort to ensure that this collaborative endeavor is effective and is in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.  We hope you will read the report carefully and use the information to help foster a safer environment for you and for others within our community. Reviewing the information outlined in the Annual Safety and Security Report will increase your awareness, which will promote future action. 

To view the Annual Safety and Security Report, please visit:

http://www.umpd.umd.edu/stats/AnnualSecurityReport.pdf

Printed copies of the Annual Safety and Security Report may be obtained from the University of Maryland Police Department (UMPD), Pocomoke Building (007), 7569 Baltimore Ave, College Park, MD 20742 or by calling (301) 405-3555.

To view the Annual Fire Safety Report, please visit: http://www.essr.umd.edu/fire/report/. The purpose of this report is to disclose fire safety policies and procedures related to our on-campus student housing and to disclose statistics for fires that occurred in those facilities.  Individual printed copies of the 2018 Annual Fire Safety Report may be requested through the mail or in person from the University of Maryland Department of Environmental Safety, Sustainability and Risk, Seneca Building, 4716 Pontiac Street, Suite 0103, College Park, Maryland 20742 or by calling (301) 405-3960.

We have no greater priority than the safety of our students, faculty, staff and visitors to our campus, and a truly safe campus can only be achieved through the cooperation of everyone. 

 

David B. Mitchell

Chief of Police/ Director of Public Safety

University of Maryland Police Department

 

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

Visit our website at http://www.umpd.umd.edu for further information on our Department.  To stay up to date on the latest news, follow us on Twitter @UMPD and like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/UMDPoliceDept/

UMD Safety Notice 09/19/19

INCIDENT:    Suspicious Packages

OCCURRED: September 19, 2019, at approximately10:28 a.m.

LOCATION: 1st Floor Mailroom of Mathematics Building (Kirwan Hall)

UMPD CASE #: 2019-54657

BRIEF DETAILS:

On September 19, 2019, at approximately 10:28 a.m., the University of Maryland Police Department responded to the Mathematics Building for an unattended bag. Video footage from the mailroom revealed an unidentified male placing a bag on the floor and leaving. The Prince George’s County Fire Department was requested and responded for a suspicious package. The Mathematics Building and Glenn L. Martin Hall were evacuated as a safety precaution.

At approximately 12:17 p.m., an officer located the unidentified male (student) near the M Circle and brought him to investigators for follow up. It was determined that the male left the bag in the mailroom for safe keeping. The male intended to return at the end of the day to retrieve his property. The male also informed investigators that he left a second bag on the 3rd floor. The Prince George’s County Fire Department deemed both bags safe, no threat. At approximately 1:10 p.m., the buildings were reopened to resume daily operations. The male was released without charges.

We thank our ever vigilant community. You recognized something that was suspicious and said something about it. As always if you see something, say something immediately by calling police.

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

University of Maryland Police Department to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint

UMPD Press Release 09-07-19

 

 

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