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TIGTA: The IRS Is Calling Me? Is This for Real?

With it being tax season, here is a helpful reminder from the IRS regarding tax fraud.

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UMD Delayed Opening on 03/22/18

The University of Maryland, College Park will open late at 10 a.m., Thursday, March 22, 2018, due to inclement weather.

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UMD Closing Early on Tuesday and Closed on Wednesday

The University of Maryland, College Park will be close at 4 pm today, Tuesday, March 20, 2018. #UMD is closed, Wednesday March 21, 2018, due to inclement weather.

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2018 Spring Break Safety Tips for Protecting your Residence

Update to 03/08/18 UMD Alert

Good Evening,

Last night we sent three text messages to our UMD community about an incident that occurred near the Xfinity center. To see those messages, please visit https://www.alert.umd.edu/alerts .

Below is a more information about yesterday’s incident.  

On March 8, 2018, at approximately 11:59 p.m., UMPD responded to parking lot GG1 for possible robbery that occurred at approximately 11:44 p.m. A male reported to police that as he was waiting in his vehicle at parking lot UU to pick up passengers from the Xfinity Center. The female who requested the ride, entered the front passenger side of the vehicle and six individuals entered the back seat. The driver told them there were too many people and he would not take them to their destination. A male passenger then assaulted the driver. The driver got out of the vehicle and told the group he was going to call the police. The same male passenger then assaulted the driver again, causing the driver to drop his property on the ground, damaging his property. All of the passengers took off running east on Regents Driver towards the Biomolecular Building. The driver also reported that some of his property was missing. A video review is underway.

Upon further investigation, this case has been changed to an assault.

 

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UPDATE 03/02/18 UMD Closed

UPDATE: The University of Maryland, College Park is closed, Friday, March 2, 2018, due to inclement weather.

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The University of Maryland, College Park will open late at 12 noon, Friday, March 2, 2018, due to inclement weather.

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UPDATE to Campus Safety Notification Message 02/26/18

Dear Campus Community,

I am writing this evening to provide an update to the message I sent earlier today regarding the threat made against our officers at the University of Maryland Police Department.

Mr. Sulkowski has been released on his own recognizance from the Department of Corrections and will have an upcoming trial in Prince George’s County, Maryland.

This is a reminder that Mr. Sulkowski has been issued a denial of access to all University of Maryland, College Park buildings and grounds. If you see Mr. Sulkowski on our campus, please call UMPD at 301-405-3333, #3333 from your cell phone, or 911 immediately.

Our Officers will continue to patrol the campus community with their rear red and blue lights on for increased visibility. We have over 400 cameras on and off campus that our Security Operation Center monitors 24/7, 365 days a year. We have over 300 blue light phones on our campus - by hitting the red emergency button, the caller will be put in direct contact with a UMPD Dispatcher.

As always, we offer walking safety escorts that can be requested at any time of the day. An Officer or a member of our Student Police Auxiliary unit will meet you at your current location and walk with to your destination. Again, this service is available 24/7, 365 days a year, and is free. To request a walking escort, call 301-405-3555.

We encourage members of our UMD community to download the UMD Guardian Safety App . This can serve as a virtual walking escort service, automatically contacting UMPD if you do not arrive at your expected destination. Additionally, by downloading the UMD Guardian app, you can text a tip to UMPD and have the ability to include a photo.

Lastly, if you notice an individual that is behaving in a manner that is unsettling, please call the University of Maryland Police Department (UMPD) right away so an investigation can begin. We are here as a resource for keeping our community safe. If You See or Hear Something, Say Something. Together, we can all keep our community safe

 

David B. Mitchell

Chief of Police/ Director of Public Safety

University of Maryland Police Department

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UMPD Press Release 02/26/18

To read the Campus Safety Notification Message that was sent to the Campus Community, please visit  https://www.alert.umd.edu/node/1057 .

**UPDATE from the Armed Subject Alert that was sent Earlier Today**

**UPDATE from the Armed Subject Alert that was sent Earlier Today**

OCCURRED:             February 20, 2018/ Approximately 11:55 a.m.

LOCATION:              Annapolis Hall

UMPD CASE #:         2018-11905

BRIEF DETAILS:

On February 20, 2018, at approximately 12:01 p.m., the University of Maryland Police Department received a call about a female armed with a handgun that was in a holster, possibly with a badge, at Annapolis Hall. As officers searched for the individual, UMPD received a call from a female who informed us that she was the person we were seeking from Annapolis Hall. Officers met with the female at the College Park Shopping Center. It was determined that she was an off-duty officer from another law enforcement agency and her clothing had shifted which exposed her handgun without her knowledge. The female was on campus conducting personal business and posed no threat to our community.

We commend the caller who brought this situation to our attention. Remember, if you see something, say something.

Safety Tips:

The University of Maryland Police Department provides a walking escort service for anyone who feels unsafe when walking on or near campus. If you would like a walking escort, please call to request one at 301-405-3555. You may also use a blue light emergency phone to call for an escort.

Stay alert and attuned to people and circumstances around you.

Trust your instincts. They are a natural gift that tells you when something is wrong.

If you observe suspicious activity or behavior, contact the police immediately by calling #3333 from a mobile phone or 301-405-3333.

See Something, Say Something!

Be Smart, Be Safe!

Download the UMD Guardian app through the Google Play store or the Apple App Store. You can create a virtual safety escort or you can text a tip to UMPD.

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

NITE Ride

301-314-6483

http://www.transportation.umd.edu/niteride.html

Help Center (Peer Counseling & Crisis Intervention)

301-314-4357

http://www.umdhelpcenter.org/

Counseling Center

301-314-7651

http://counseling.umd.edu/

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

301-741-3442

http://www.health.umd.edu/care

Health Center

301-314-8180

http://www.health.umd.edu/

Office of Civil Rights and Sexual Misconduct 

TitleIXcoordinator@umd.edu

ocrsm.umd.edu

UMD Alerts

https://alert.umd.edu

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A Message from UMPD Regarding Yesterday’s Tragic Event in Florida

Dear Campus Community,

Yesterday’s horrific incident in Parkland, Florida is a sobering reminder that such incidents continue to happen and often lead to more questions than answers. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School community.

Currently, there are no active threats toward our campus. It is extremely important to remember that,     If You See Something, Say Something.  If you notice an individual that is behaving in a manner that is unsettling, please call the University of Maryland Police Department (UMPD) right away so an investigation can begin. Furthermore, UMPD remains vigilant all day, every day, to protect our campus from harm.

This campus has a Behavior Evaluation and Threat Assessment (BETA) Team, which immediately evaluates reports about students who appear to be concerning, disruptive, or threatening. For more information, please visit https://studentaffairs.umd.edu/staff-faculty/beta-team .

While UMPD trains for active shooter incidents, our students, faculty and staff must also be prepared. 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. To learn more about these three steps, I urge you to you watch Run. Hide. Fight. Surviving An Active Shooter Event video.

Our instructors are available to meet with your division, department, or student group, to talk more about active shooter preparedness.  To request a presentation, please contact Captain Ecker at kecker@umpd.umd.edu

As always, I ask that you register your cell phone with UMD Alerts and download the UMD Guardian Safety App. Simply visit https://www.alert.umd.edu/ to register your cell phone and you will receive text messages from UMPD in the event of an emergency. By downloading the UMD Guardian app, you can text a tip to UMPD and have the ability to include a photo.

Both resources are free and help when seconds count in an emergency.

 

David B. Mitchell

Chief of Police/ Director of Public Safety

University of Maryland Police Department

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