News and Information about the University of Maryland Police Department

34th Annual Governor's Crime Prevention Awards

Glen Burnie, MD - On Tuesday, February 4th, 2014, the University of Maryland Police Department (UMPD) was awarded the Governor’s Crime Prevention Award at the 34th Annual Governor’s Crime Prevention Awards ceremony. In order to receive this award, UMPD must successfully demonstrate and provide services and educational material to the community relating to crime prevention and security.

UMPD recognizes and congratulate Mr. Wyatt Clough, who received the Governor’s Crime Prevention Award for Community Groups, Organizations, and Individual Citizens on February 4th, 2014. To receive this award, Mr. Clough, who works for the IT Services Department at the Stamp Student Union, demonstrated outstanding contributions by being proactive in the field of crime prevention and security when it comes to the inventory of University owned property.  

Thank you Mr. Clough for all of your hard work and dedication!

Picture Above L to R: Major Calvert, Wyatt Clough, Stephanie Payne-Roberts (Asst. Dir. of IT Services at Stamp Student Union), and Sgt. Kenner 


College Park Dream Team game Feb. 7th, 2014

College Park Dream Team

College Park, MD - In partnership with the University of Maryland’s Office of Community Engagement, the University of Maryland Police Department (UMPD) will be participating in the College Park Dream Team alongside Prince George’s County Police Department, and Maryland-National Capital Park Police with local youth in a game of basketball.


On Friday, February 7th, 2014, the mayor of College Park, Andy Fellows, UMD’s VP for Admin. & Finance, Carlo Colella, and Paint Branch Elementary School principal, Emmet Hendershot, and UMPD's Chief of Police David B. Mitchell will be there as well for the evening’s festivities.  There will also be a hip-hop dance workshop, a brief performance by UMD’s Gymkana, free food, and giveaways. The event kicks-off at 7 p.m. with tip-off shortly after. Game and events will take place at the College Park Community Center, located at 5051 Pierce Ave, College Park, MD.  


For additional information, please contact:


Sgt. Rosanne Hoaas     301-405-9960

University of Maryland Police Department

Public Information Officer


Emily Adams      301-852-8074

University of Maryland

Office of Community Engagement







Statement from the University of Maryland Regarding Hit and Run

“It is with deep sadness that we extend our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of the University of Maryland student killed this morning in a tragic, senseless accident,” said Wallace D. Loh, President of the University of Maryland.  “In this time of loss, I ask that the entire Maryland family keep them in our thoughts and prayers.”

The police investigation of this matter is ongoing.  Prince George’s County Police is leading the investigation, however the university is assisting with all appropriate resources, including the University of Maryland Police Department. The university is committed to doing everything possible to provide assistance for our community during this time.

For information about the incident and updates, please visit


Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit at (301) 731-4422. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), text “PGPD plus your message” to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone or go to

For more information, please contact the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Media Relations Division at 301-772-4710.
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PGPD Recognizes Members of UMPD's Information Analysis Unit

On 01/16/14, Prince George's County Police Department (PGPD) presented Ms. Ashlee Parker and Ms. Bethany Tiernan, who are members of the University of Maryland Police Department's (UMPD) Information Analysis Unit with the Chief's award from PGPD's Chief Magaw. In special recognition of the invaluable assistance and commitment you displayed to the men and women of the Prince George's County Police Department. Your continued support demonstrates your dedication to public safety and the citizens we serve.

Congratulations Ms. Parker and Ms. Tiernan!

Picture above from left to right:

Capt. Lloyd (PGPD), Major Brewer (PGPD), Chief Magaw (PGPD), Ms. Ashlee Parker (UMPD), Ms. Bethany Tiernan (UMPD), and Chief David B. Mitchell (UMPD) 

UMPD, DES, and PGFD Respond to an Incident at Oakland Hall

At approximately 8:49 a.m. this morning, the University of Maryland Police Department received a call regarding a possible explosion at Oakland Hall. The University of Maryland Police Department, University of Maryland Department of Environmental Safety and Prince George’s County Fire Department responded to the scene.


Two University of Maryland Facilities Management employees were working on the roof of Oakland Hall when a small explosion occurred inside an HVAC boiler unit, due to a mechanical failure. This incident was an isolated event contained to the HVAC unit. The employees, who were performing a reset of the system with accordance to their procedures, suffered minor injuries and were taken to an area hospital for further evaluation.  At this time, they have both been treated and released.


Oakland Hall was scarcely occupied at the time, as most students have not returned to campus. Oakland Hall is currently open and there is no building damage as a result of the explosion. 



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