News and Information about the University of Maryland Police Department

Chief David B. Mitchell Inducted into the National Concerns Of Police Survivors Hall of Fame

Earlier this week, Chief David B. Mitchell was honored at the Concerns Of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) National Chapter 30th Anniversary Hall of Fame Dinner in Washington D.C. for his commitment to officers who die in the line of duty and their surviving families. 

Chief Mitchell, whose law enforcement career spans over four decades, was the founder of the Maryland Chapter of C.O.P.S. in 1997.  He is also the co-founder of the Maryland C.O.P.S. motorcycle ride, an annual event which has raised over one million dollars for the survivors of Maryland police officers killed in the line of duty.  As a practicing lawyer whose passion for aid to the cause of officers killed in the line of duty knows no boundaries, Chief Mitchell has donated his own time and resources to help families obtain Public Safety Officer Benefits that were otherwise denied to them across the country. Chief Mitchell’s hard work and dedication to C.O.P.S. are a labor of love.  For his tireless efforts, the National Chapter of C.O.P.S. recognized and honored Chief Mitchell by inducting him into the Hall of Fame during a formal ceremony on Wednesday, May 14, 2014, as a part of National Police Week. 


UMPD Responds to Report of Suspicious Activity

On 05/10/14, at approximately 12:25 a.m., the University of Maryland Police Department received a report of a suspicious male, possibly armed, on the footbridge between the back side of the View and lot 11B area. Officers responded and saturated the area and were unable to locate any criminal activity or anyone fitting the description given by the reporting person.  

The incident remains under investigation. Anyone with information, please call UMPD at 301-405-3555.


UMD Urges Pedestrian Safety

UMD Urges Pedestrian Safety - President Loh & Chief David B. Mitchell

UMPD makes arrest in theft incidents from Eppley Recreation Center


UMPD arrest male for thefts from Eppley Recreation Center

Tre Haley, 19 yoa

Silver Spring, MD

College Park, MD - The University of Maryland Police Department (UMPD) has made an arrest in connection with theft incidents that occurred inside the basketball gyms at the Eppley Recreation Center (ERC).

On March 22nd, 2014, just before 6:30 p.m., UMPD officer responded to ERC for a report of a theft that occurred inside the east gym. Victim had placed their property on the gym floor; when the victim went to retrieve their property, it was gone.

On April 10th, 2014, just before 5:30 p.m., UMPD officers responded to the ERC for a report of theft that occurred inside the west gym. Personal property was stolen from four victims, who left their property on the gym floor while playing basketball. A male was seen loitering around their property but the victims did not see the male take their property. When the victims returned to gather their property, items were gone.

Upon further investigation and with the help of video footage, officers were able to apply for and obtain an arrest warrant and search warrant. On May 1st, 2014, with the assistance from Prince George’s County Police Department detectives, a court order search warrant was executed at a residence in Silver Spring, Maryland. Tre Haley was inside the residence and was arrested.

UMPD officers arrested and charged Tre Haley with:

Criminal charge 7-104 1 0632 – Theft-Scheme: $1,000 to under $10,000 and five counts of criminal charge 7-104 1 0621 Theft: Less than $1,000 value.

For questions regarding this press release, please contact the Public Information Officer, Sgt. Hoaas at 301-405-9960.    


UMPD Statement Regarding Letter Posted by Campus Organization

Dear University of Maryland Community,

On April 28, 2014, a UMD student organization sent a letter to its membership about a member who is also a student at UMD.  The letter warned the group to stay away from certain areas of campus, specifically the Student Union, due to recent comments made by the individual member.

Over the past several hours, a copy of this letter has spread throughout our campus and concerns have been expressed about the content of the letter posted by the organization.  A University of Maryland Police Department Detective has interviewed this student and is looking into the statements made last night.  Although the investigation is on-going, there is no threat to the safety of the University community by this student.  Our Detectives have been working with both the organization, the student involved, and the Office of Student Conduct to bring closure to the issue.

More information will be posted here when available.

David B. Mitchell

Chief of Police



University of Maryland Police Department
003 Rossborough Lane
College Park, MD 20742-6011


Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 301-405-3555


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