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2019 Annual Safety and Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report

Working Together for a Safe Campus

The 2019 Annual Safety and Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report are available for your review. 

The Annual Security Report (ASR) provides safety and security information to current and prospective students and their parents, as well as to faculty and staff members. Statistics comparing crime over the previous three years are outlined in the report.

In addition to outlining the different security resources the campus has to offer, the report also includes statistics on crime that occurred where University students stay while on University-sponsored travel, within the United States or abroad, and area crime reported to off-campus law enforcement agencies as well as to several University departments that report data back to our Police Department. Therefore, not all cases that were reported in the ASR were criminally investigated.  

The Clery Act does not require the reporting of statistics for the crime of theft, which is the most commonly reported criminal offense on campus.  Other property crimes reportable through Clery include Burglary, Motor Vehicle Theft and Arson.

The men and women of University of Maryland Police Department are responsible for keeping the University of Maryland, College Park campus safe and secure. We do this in partnership with the Prince George’s County Police Department, working together to keep the surrounding areas safe and secure. 

Programs and resources that we provide include the following, which are highlighted in the report:

  • Emergency 911 Center
  • Patrols by uniformed officers
  • Explosive Detection K9 unit 
  • Criminal Investigations Unit
  • Information Analysis Unit
  • Student Police Auxiliary
  • Building Security Services (BSS)
  • Crime prevention programs 
  • Safe Terp Trade Zone (On-line Purchase Exchange Area)
  • Closed circuit video monitoring via our Security Operations Center
  • Blue Light Phones (PERT)
  • Automated License Plate Readers
  • Emergency Alert System (UMD Alerts)
  • UMD Guardian Safety App
  • ShotSpotter
  • AccuWeather 

The Annual Safety and Security Report is a part of the effort to ensure that this collaborative endeavor is effective and is in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.  We hope you will read the report carefully and use the information to help foster a safer environment for you and for others within our community. Reviewing the information outlined in the Annual Safety and Security Report will increase your awareness, which will promote future action. 

To view the Annual Safety and Security Report, please visit:

Printed copies of the Annual Safety and Security Report may be obtained from the University of Maryland Police Department (UMPD), Pocomoke Building (007), 7569 Baltimore Ave, College Park, MD 20742 or by calling (301) 405-3555.

To view the Annual Fire Safety Report, please visit: The purpose of this report is to disclose fire safety policies and procedures related to our on-campus student housing and to disclose statistics for fires that occurred in those facilities.  Individual printed copies of the 2018 Annual Fire Safety Report may be requested through the mail or in person from the University of Maryland Department of Environmental Safety, Sustainability and Risk, Seneca Building, 4716 Pontiac Street, Suite 0103, College Park, Maryland 20742 or by calling (301) 405-3960.

We have no greater priority than the safety of our students, faculty, staff and visitors to our campus, and a truly safe campus can only be achieved through the cooperation of everyone. 


David B. Mitchell

Chief of Police/ Director of Public Safety

University of Maryland Police Department


Safety Resources:

University of Maryland Police Department

Emergency Number 301-405-3333/ #3333 from a mobile phone/ 911

Prince George's County Police Department

911 from mobile phone / 301-352-1200 (non-emergency) / 911

UMD Police Walking Escort

Non-Emergency: 301-405-3555



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