News and Information about the University of Maryland Police Department


DEA Drug Take Back on 04/29/17

The University of Maryland Police Department (UMPD) is hosting a "Terp Take Back" site as part of the DEA's Drug Take Back event.  The event will be held on Saturday, April 29, 2017, from 10am to 2pm at UMPD Headquarters (7569 Baltimore Ave., College Park, MD).


UMPD Press Release 03-28-17

UMPD Conducts Sobriety Checkpoint

03/13/17 UMD Closing Announcement

Due to expected inclement weather, the University of Maryland, College Park will close tonight, March 13, 2017 at 9 p.m. and will remain closed Tuesday, March 14, 2017.


2017 Spring Break Safety Tips for Off-Campus Residents


Hoops For The Kids: Lights 'n Sirens Edition


Thank you to those who came out to the Hoops For The Kids event. Between the College Park Volunteer Fire Department and the University of Maryland Police Department, we raised over $2,000.00 dollars. While the main event, the Lights ‘n Sirens game ended in a tie, players from both teams came together to take on the student team bracket winner. It was a tough match, but the students prevailed and won, Congratulations!

Thank you to the Maryland Student Officials Association (MSOA) for their generous donation of the space and for the officials who donated their time. Thank you to DJ Chris Styles, the Original Ledo Restaurant, Navy ROTC for their use of a room, members of the College Park Volunteer Fire Department, members of the University of Maryland Police Department, and of course the wonderful and dedicated staff at Terp Thon! This event would not have been possible without your support.

To view more pictures from this event, please visit our Facebook page, and click on photos.

This Saturday, March 4, 2017, is Terp Thon’s main event. If you would like to learn more about Terp Thon or if you would like to donate, please visit .

For The Kids!



UMPD Hires Experienced Police Officers


Pictured left to right: Officer Myers, Chief Mitchell, and Officer Morris

Welcome and congratulations to our two newest members of our police department. Chief Mitchell administered the Oath of Office on February 6, 2017, in front of family and friends. Both officers bring a wealth of knowledge and law enforcement experience.


University Police Mission:

“To serve the University Community, protect life and property, and enforce the law.”



Off-Campus UMD Safety Notice 02/25/17

Please visit for information regarding an off-campus armed robbery that occurred on 02/25/17. The Prince George's County Police Department is the primary reporting agency and is conducting the investigation.


Hometown Heroes Night 2017

Congratulations to the brave men and women for the heroic and lifesaving actions during the Commercial Armed Robbery that occurred on September 6, 2016, and a sports fan who was having a medical emergency on October 15, 2016. The University of Maryland Athletic Department recognized the men and women for their actions during the January 24th, 2017, men’s home basketball game at Xfinity Center.


Community Police Academy (CPA) Announcement

The University of Maryland Police Department (UMPD) and the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP), Lodge #23 are partnering to conduct a Community Police Academy (CPA).  The CPA will educate the public in the daily operations of UMPD and provide the experience of “walking in a police officer’s shoes”, while affording invaluable insight to our police officers from the community members.  This will be facilitated through education, interaction, and open discussion.  UMPD will provide an informal academy experience to the participants, with classroom activities and discussion, as well as many hands-on experiences.   

The informal class setting will encourage conversation among participants and police officers.  Participants will be introduced to the academic and practical aspects of a police academy and they will become familiar with such topics as traffic law, crime scene investigations, and criminal law.  There will also be an opportunity to participate in ride alongs with an officer.  The academy experience will also include practical exercises and scenarios faced by police officers.  This will be a unique experience to bring together, in a non-confrontational, learning environment, an array of citizens who will be encouraged to express their thoughts openly and honestly.  The academy experience will conclude with an academy graduation. 

The CPA will be each Wednesday from 2/8/17 to 4/19/17, 7pm-10pm at the Police Training Facility.  There will be no class during spring break.  Interested participants should live, work, or attend school in College Park, be at least 18 years old, successfully pass a criminal history, have no prior felony convictions and no misdemeanor convictions for offenses involving weapons or violence, and have no misdemeanor or felony arrests within 1 year prior to the Community Police Academy, and sign a Consent and Release liability waiver form.  Complete the Community Police Academy application on-line at or email Lt. Payne at with questions. 

Applications due by February 1st, 2017.   




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