News and Information about the University of Maryland Police Department

Got Drugs? Turn In Your Unused or Expired Medication for Safe Disposal

College Park, MD – On April 26, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the University of Maryland Police Department (UMPD) and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) participated in its Eighth Prescription Drug Take Back, the public has embraced the opportunity these take-back events provide to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.  UMPD site collected approximately 30lbs. of unused pharmaceuticals.

Thanks again to everyone who assisted with the Take Back.


The University of Maryland Police is hosting a "Terp Take Back" site as part of the DEA's Drug Take Back event this Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 10am to 2pm out front of the UMPD Station located on Rossborough Lane across from Ritchie Coliseum.

Solid medication accepted with or without the original container. Liquid medication accepted in original containers only.  Personal information should be removed from containers.  No intra-venous solutions, injectibles, or syringes please.

Off-Campus UMD Safety Notice 04/13/14

Please visit  for information regarding an off-campus robbery that occurred on 04/13/14. Prince George’s County Police Department is the primary reporting agency and is conducting the investigation.

Working Together with the Same Goal in Mind: Safety and Security

The University of Maryland Police Department had the privileged to be interviewed by UMD Journalism students, Zoe Sagalow and Alexis Brown about a topic that is essential to us; working with students. Student employees play a vital role here at the University of Maryland Police Department; they serve with us inside our Security Operations Center, on the streets with us as Student Police Aides (SPAs) and administratively with us at Headquarters. It was treat to be part of your video, thank you Zoe and Alexis for the giving us the opportunity to share our story with others. 


Student and Police Partnerships

**ARREST MADE** in Biology-Psychology Voyeur Incident


UMPD arrest male for the Biology-Psychology Voyeur Incident

Ernest Attakora Marfo

The University of Maryland Police Department has made an arrest in the April 2nd, voyeur/peeping tom incident that occurred inside a women’s bathroom at Biology-Psychology building just before 5 p.m.  Ernest Attakora Marfo, 21 yoa, of Reisterstown, Maryland.

A female UMD employee went to use the bathroom at Biology-Psychology building, when she noticed a cell phone on the floor with the lens portion pointed towards her direction inside the bathroom stall. The victim felt uncomfortable and left the bathroom immediately. The victim re-entered the bathroom and questioned the individual who was still in the stall. The individual grabbed his cell phone and left.

On April 3rd, 2014, UMPD detectives received information regarding a possible suspect in the Biology-Psychology voyeur incident. On April 7th, 2014, detectives followed up with the information and confirmed that the possible suspect was connected with the offense that occurred inside the women’s bathroom. 

UMPD officers arrested Ernest Attakora Marfo and charged him with:

Criminal charge 3-901c – Visual surveillance and Education Article 26-101b - Disturbing activities at a school or college; molesting or threating students or school personnel prohibited. 

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

Off-Campus UMD Safety Notice - 04/06/14

Please visit  for information regarding an off-campus armed robbery that occurred on 04/06/14. Prince George’s County Police Department is the primary reporting agency and is conducting the investigation.


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