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UMPD Welcomes Eight New Officers


Back Row, Left to Right: Ofc. Brian Naecker, Ofc. Matthew Adornetto, Ofc. Gregory Laputz, Ofc.Daniel Sterner, and Ofc. Jeffrey Barnosky

Front Row, Left to Right: Ofc. Tuan Vu, Ofc. Bridget Lamborn, and Ofc. Jestin Tom Joseph


On August 1st, 2014, the University of Maryland Police Department (UMPD) welcomed eight new officers to the UMPD family. In front of family and friends, the Vice President of Administration and Finance for the University of Maryland, Carlo Colella, formally welcomed the eight new officers to the University. The program’s keynote guest speaker, Colonel Cindy R. Smith, Chief of Frostburg University Police, addressed the officers by providing memorable words and insightful advice as they embark on their new career in law enforcement.  UMPD’s own Chief David B. Mitchell administered the Oath of Office to the eight new officers, officially welcoming them to the sworn ranks.

This week is orientation and starting next week, officers will begin their field training on campus and the surrounding area with their field training officers.


University Police Mission:

“To serve the University Community, protect life and property, and enforce the law.”


UMPD to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint

Press Release

July 24th, 2014

UMPD to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint

College Park, MD – The University of Maryland Police Department will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint this Friday, July 25th, 2014, from 10:30 p.m. to 3 a.m. in support of the 2014 crackdown to combat drunk driving in Maryland.


The checkpoint will be conducted on U.S. Route 1 (Baltimore Avenue) where it traverses the University campus. For more information, contact Sgt. Rosanne Hoaas at 301-405-9960 or at .



New Pedestrian Safety Enhancements Expected for Route 1

Earlier today the State Highway Administration (SHA), alongside with University of Maryland officials, Prince George's County officials, and the City of College Park officials held a press conference at the University of Maryland to announce future pedestrian safety enhancements to the College Park area. Please visit SHA website, for more information regarding these new enhancements to our area.

Always remember to use the marked crosswalk, wait for the walk signal, look up from your phone and look both ways, and Make sure you and your fellow Terps get home safely.

Walk Smart College Park!

Be Smart, Be Safe!



Off-Campus UMD Safety Notice 06/29/14

Please visit for information regarding an off-campus armed robbery that occurred on 06/28/14. Prince George’s County Police Department is the primary reporting agency and is conducting the investigation.

College Park Dream Team Night


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