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UMPD Safety Information

In light of the recent incidents that have occurred at three residence halls on campus, the University of Maryland Police Department is providing additional safety information to our residents.

Our officers have increased their patrols in the area and are engaging with our residents about the importance of securing your residence, personal property, and other safety tips. We are asking for the help of all our residents in this matter of safety and security.

  • Keep your room door locked, when you’re asleep, down the hall, in the shower, or visiting others in your building.
  • Make sure doors close and latch behind you. If you are at a resident hall and noticed that a door is not securing properly, please contact 301-314-9675. For all other buildings contact 301-405-3555.
  • Don’t prop doors open. Propping doors puts the security of every person at risk.
  • If you see a person who you believe does not belong or something seems out of place, report it to the Department of Resident Life or Police immediately.
  • Report suspicious activity to the Department of Resident Life or Police immediately.
  • Students should be cognizant of tailgaters who attempt to gain access into a building, dorm, or facility by walking in with the person who rightfully enters.  All persons that are allowed access to a dorm are issued swipe access cards or keys allowing them entry.  This includes faculty, staff, workers, and temporary workers.  All will have their own means of making entry and should not feel offended if questioned by students.
  • See Something, Say Something!
  • Be Smart, Be Safe!

Our detectives are actively working and investigating these incidents. Individuals with any information regarding these incidents, or the possible identity of the suspect(s), are encouraged to contact detectives at 301-405-1796. You may also email any information to investigations@umpd.umd.edu .

When available for release, additional information, including updated description of the suspect(s), may be obtained by accessing the "UMD Safety Notice" portion of our web site: http://www.umdps.umd.edu/police_support_services_public_crime_alert.cfm and http://umpdnews.umd.edu/home .

Safety Resources:

Emergency Number 301-405-3333 OR 9-1-1

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 http://www.umdhelpcenter.org/

Counseling Center 301-314-7651 http://counseling.umd.edu/

CARE (Confidential Services for Sexual Assault/Harassment/Rape) 301-741-3442 http://www.health.umd.edu/care

Health Center 301-314-8180 http://www.health.umd.edu/

UMD SOS App http://apps.reslife.umd.edu/SOS/

 

02/07/14 UMD Safety Notice

On 02/07/2014, the University of Maryland Police Department sent out a UMD Safety Notice to the University of Maryland community. Please visit http://www.umpd.umd.edu/crime_alert_umpd_detail.cfm?id=731 for more information.

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 

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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

 

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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 http://pgpolice.blogspot.com/2014/01/pgpd-investigates-fatal-hit-and-run-in.html

 

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 www.pgcrimesolvers.com.

For more information, please contact the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Media Relations Division at 301-772-4710.
 
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