News and Information about the University of Maryland Police Department

05/01/19 UMD Alerts: Fire

Earlier today we sent out a series of text messages alerting the campus community of a fire that occurred from a lab experiment inside the Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Building. Below is the final update. You may also visit to see all of the text messages that were sent.

UMD Counseling Center's Mental Health Awareness Week

An Update from Last Night's Text Alert

UPDATE: 09/14/18

After re-interviewing the reporting person in this case and the available video footage from our Security Operations Center, the interaction between the reporting person and the individual from the vehicle do not meet the necessary requirements of a robbery. This case has been changed to a suspicious activity report.

UMPD Press Release 02/26/18

To read the Campus Safety Notification Message that was sent to the Campus Community, please visit .

**UPDATE** UMPD to Participate in DEA's Drug Take Back Day on 10/22/16

College Park, MD – On October 22, 2016, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the University of Maryland Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) participated in its 12th Annual 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.  We collected approximately 75lbs. of unused pharmaceuticals.

Statement Regarding Armed Subject on Campus

Today, the University of Maryland Police Department issued an alert to campus as a precautionary measure as it investigated a report of a man carrying a rifle on campus. The investigation concluded that the gun was a rubber rifle used for training and being carried by an ROTC member dressed in plain clothes.  The rubber rifle did not pose a threat. UMPD is sharing the following information so the community can better understand the incident.

UMD Safety Notice - 5/23/15

Please visit for information regarding and attempted robbery by force in the early morning hours of May 23, 2015. The University of Maryland Police Department, Criminal Investigation Unit is investigating this incident.

Statement Regarding Unsubstantiated Threat

On March 23, 2015 at approximately 3pm UMPD received a call stating that the caller had received a text from a third party indicating that a male that she knew had a gun and mentioned president Obama’s niece.


UMPD officers began an immediate investigation into this call and notified the United States Secret Service.  As a precautionary measure, security at tonight’s Maryland vs. Princeton game was increased.  Our investigation reveals at this time that these details that were passed on from this third party are unsubstantiated. 

Off-Campus UMD Safety Notice 11/10/14

Please visit for information regarding an off-campus incident involving an attempted robbery by force and 4th degree sex offense that occurred on 11/10/14. Prince George’s County Police Department is the primary reporting agency and is conducting the investigation.


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