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Crisis Intervention Team

  

A new program for the department is our Crisis Intervention Team (CIT). Currently, we have 17 officers and dispatchers who are trained specifically in the field of Crisis Intervention and are able to interact with crisis situations using de-escalation techniques that improve the safety for our community and the officers and dispatchers involved. This program offers many benefits to public safety, the University’s Mental and Behavioral health services, the UMD community, and the families of the UMD community.

All UMPD officers receive training pertaining to individuals in crisis. However, our Crisis Intervention Officers received additional training in the areas of:

• Understanding signs and symptoms of mental illnesses and co-occurring disorders

• Recognizing when those signs and symptoms represent a crisis situation

• Safely de-escalating individuals experiencing a behavioral health crisis

• Utilizing community resources and diversion strategies that are available to provide emergency assistance

UMPD Announces the Retirement of Three Explosives Detection K-9s

UMPD Investigating On Campus Death

 

UPDATE – Out of respect for the family’s wishes, we will not be releasing the name of the deceased.

 

UMD Community Notice 12/20/2021

**Community Notice**

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

INCIDENT:                 Off-Campus Burglaries  

OCCURRED:              December 19, 2021 (Sunday)/ Between 2 a.m. and 9 a.m. 

LOCATIONS:               4200 block of Knox Road and 4500 block of Guilford Road, College Park, Maryland 

PGPD CASE NUMBERS:           21-0059040 and 2112190001933 

BRIEF DETAILS: 

On December 19, 2021, at approximately 4:30 p.m., and 7:36 p.m., the University of Maryland Police Department was notified by the Prince George’s County Police Department of two off-campus incidents. On December 20, 2021, at approximately 9:42 a.m., the University of Maryland Police Department was updated by the Prince George’s County Police Department. It was verified that two burglaries occurred in College Park, Maryland.

On December 19, 2021, at approximately 2:06 a.m., property was stolen out of an apartment located in the 4200 block of Knox Road. The door to the apartment was not secured. 

On December 19, 2021, between 2 a.m., and 9 a.m., property was stolen out of an apartment located in the 4500 block of Guilford Road.  

The Prince George's County Police Department are investigating these incidents.  

Individuals with any information regarding these incidents or the possible identity of suspect(s) 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.

Don’t leave valuables within window view and use blinds and drapes for privacy.

Store and secure any loose items that might be in the yard, including ladders, tools, bicycles, scooters, etc.

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

UMD Community Notice 12/16/2021

**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:              Between December 11, 2021, at approximately 10 p.m., and December 12, 2021, at approximately 9 a.m.

LOCATION:               4600 block of Guilford Place, College Park, Maryland

PGPD CASE #:           21-0058308

BRIEF DETAILS:

On December 16, 2021, at approximately 1:30 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 verified that a burglary occurred in the 4600 block of Guilford Place, College Park, Maryland.

On December 15, 2021, at approximately 4:46 p.m., residents of a house reported to police that between December 11, 2021, and December 12, 2021, property was stolen from the house. A window on the first floor was left unsecured.

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.

Don’t leave valuables within window view and use blinds and drapes for privacy.

Store and secure any loose items that might be in the yard, including ladders, tools, bicycles, scooters, etc.

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

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