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UMD Annual Safety and Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report

Working Together for a Safe Campus

The 2017 Annual Safety and Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report are available for your review. 

The Annual Security Report 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 area crime reported to off-campus law enforcement agencies as well as to several University departments that report data back to our Police Department.

The Clery Act does not require the reporting of statistics for the crime of theft, which, by far, 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 the University of Maryland Police Department (UMPD) are responsible for keeping the 

UMD campus safe and secure and in partnership with the Prince George’s County Police Department keeping the surrounding areas safe and secure.  Programs and resources that we provide include the following, which are highlighted in the report:

  • Walking escorts
  • Closed circuit video monitoring via our Security Operations Center
  • Blue Light Phone (PERT)
  • Automated License Plate Readers
  • Emergency Alert System (UMD Alerts)
  • UMD Guardian Safety App
  • Patrols by uniformed officers
  • Explosive Detection K9 unit 
  • Crime prevention programs 
  • Criminal and traffic law enforcement, reporting, and investigation 
  • Student Police Auxiliary
  • Emergency 911 center

A new program for 2017 is the Safe Terp Trade Zone. Safe Terp Trade Zone provides the buyer and seller a safe space to meet in person to complete their on-line purchase. Buyers and sellers can meet in the lobby of our police station or at our parking lot to conduct the exchange. More information about this program, visit

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 (301) 405-3555 upon request.

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 2017 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.

Although this publication mainly focuses on 2016, the murder of Second Lt. Richard Collins III in 2017 has called for the entire campus to come together in order to resolve differences and reaffirm the University’s core values of diversity, inclusion, respect, and civil discourse.  The University is undertaking many initiatives aimed at promoting and protecting diversity within our community, including the launch of the Joint President/Senate Inclusion & Respect Task Force, the development of a trained rapid-response team for hate-bias incidents, and a review of the University’s Code of Student.

For more information on how you can be part of the conversation and solution, I strongly encourage you to visit It is through our community that opposing ideals and values can come together to form one voice for positive change.

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


David B. Mitchell
Chief of Police
University of Maryland Police Department

Safety Resources:

University of Maryland Police Department (UMPD)
Emergency Number 301-405-3333/ #3333 from a mobile phone/ 9-1-1

UMD Guardian Safety App

UMPD Walking Escort/Non-Emergency:

Prince George's County Police Department (PGPD)
9-1-1 from mobile phone / 301-352-1200 (non-emergency) / 9-1-1


Help Center (Peer Counseling & Crisis Intervention) 301-314-4357

Office of Civil Rights & Sexual Misconduct

Counseling Center 301-314-7651

CARE (Confidential Services for Sexual Assault/Harassment/Rape)

Health Center 301-314-8180

UMD Alerts

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