News and Information about the University of Maryland Police Department
Congratulations to members of our Security Operations Center and the Director of the Office of Community Engagement at the University of Maryland. They were recognized at the 37th Annual Governor's Crime Prevention Awards ceremony yesterday. They were each presented with the Governor’s Crime Prevention Award (for Community Groups, Organizations, and Individual Citizens) for their outstanding contributions to the furtherance of crime prevention in our community.
The University of Maryland Police Department was also recognized and presented with the Governor’s Crime Preventions Award (for Law Enforcement Agencies) and the Governor’s Crime Preventions Award for Outstanding Proactive Crime Prevention Programs in Maryland (Walk Smart College Park). None of this would have be possible had it not been for our partners at the Maryland State Highway Administration, the University of Maryland, the City of College Park, MD, and our community. Thank you for your continued effort.
Please visit http://www.umpd.umd.edu/stats/safety_notices_offcampus_detail.cfm?id=820 for information regarding an off-campus burglary that occurred on 12/10/16. The Prince George's County Police Department is the primary reporting agency and is conducting the investigation.
Dear University of Maryland Community,
Earlier today, we were reminded that violent acts such as the one that occurred at the Ohio State University, Columbus campus can occur anywhere, and at any time. Our thoughts and prayers go out to those directly affected and to the whole Ohio State University community.
Currently, there are no active threats toward our campus. However, it is extremely important to remember that, If You See Something, Say Something. While the University of Maryland Police Department (UMPD) trains for such tragic events, UMD students, faculty and staff must also be prepared in the event of an active shooter situation.
We encourage all UMD students, faculty, and staff to register their cell phone at www.alert.umd.edu to receive emergency text messages from UMPD.
If you find yourself in the middle of an active shooter event, your survival may depend on whether or not you have a plan. The plan doesn't have to be complicated. There are three things you can do that make a difference: RUN. HIDE. FIGHT.
For more information on Run. Hide. Fight. and what to expect from responding police officers, visit http://www.umpd.umd.edu/services/activeshooter.cfm . To request an active shooter presentation for your division, department, or student group, please contact Capt. Ecker at email@example.com .
Be Smart, Be Safe!
Chief David B. Mitchell
University of Maryland Police Department
The purpose of this advisory is to provide an update in the investigation of the missing UMD student that was reported to the University of Maryland Police Department.
On November 10, 2016, at approximately 6:36 p.m., we received a report of a missing UMD student, 21 year old Kaitlyn George. Kaitlyn was scheduled to meet a friend at the Eppley Recreation Center at approximately 5 p.m. to go on a hiking trip. When Kaitlyn did not show up, her friend came to the police station to report her missing.
Here is what our investigation has revealed thus far:
- On November 10, 2016, security footage showed Kaitlyn leaving Allegany Hall at approximately 4:42 p.m., with a camping style backpack and a pink bag.
- On November 10, 2016, at approximately 4:34 p.m., a white taxi cab entered campus via South Gate.
- On November 10, 2016, at approximately 4:44 p.m., Kaitlyn got into a white taxi cab in front of Annapolis Hall by herself and on her own accord.
- Investigators located and interviewed the taxi cab driver. Kaitlyn was dropped off in front of a Marina in the Federal Hill neighborhood of Baltimore City.
- UMPD investigators met with the Baltimore City Police Department investigators to review security footage from the Marina. Security footage indicated that just after being dropped off by the taxi cab, she appeared to get into another waiting vehicle (SUV) on her own accord and by herself.
- A witness reported seeing Kaitlyn on a Charm City Circulator bus on November 11, 2016, at approximately 8:40 a.m. Investigators interviewed this witness and verified this sighting.
- Investigators continue to follow up on investigative leads and tips.
We have no reason to suspect foul play in this case. Our team of investigators will continue to work on this case until we have located Kaitlyn and have verified that she is okay. Anyone with information on Kaitlyn's whereabouts is asked to call the University of Maryland Police Department at 301-405-3555.