News and Information about the University of Maryland Police Department
Please visit http://www.umpd.umd.edu/stats/safety_notices_umpd_detail.cfm?id=816 for information regarding an on-campus indecent exposure that occurred on 10/26/16. The University of Maryland Police Department is conducting an investigation. Individuals with any information regarding this incident are encouraged to contact police at 301-405-3555.
Please visit http://www.umpd.umd.edu/stats/safety_notices_offcampus_detail.cfm?id=815 for information regarding an off-campus robbery (no weapon) that occurred on 10/24/16. The Metro Transit Police Department is the primary reporting agency and is conducting the investigation.
College Park, MD – On October 22, 2016, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the University of Maryland Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) participated in its 12th Annual Prescription Drug Take Back, the public has embraced the opportunity these take-back events provide to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. We collected approximately 75lbs. of unused pharmaceuticals.
Thanks again to our partners with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and everyone who assisted with the event.
Please visit http://www.umpd.umd.edu/stats/safety_notices_offcampus_detail.cfm?id=814 for information regarding an off-campus burglary that occurred on 10/17/16. The Prince George's County Police Department is the primary reporting agency and is conducting the investigation.
Please see http://www.umdps.umd.edu/stats/safety_notices_umpd_detail.cfm?id=813 for information about an incident that was reported to the Univeristy of Maryland Police . This notice was sent by email to all students, faculty and staff.
Please see http://www.umdps.umd.edu/stats/safety_notices_umpd_detail.cfm?id=812 for information about an incident that was reported to the UMD Office of Civil Rights and Sexual Misconduct. This notice was sent to all students, faculty and staff.
Today, the University of Maryland Police Department issued an alert to campus as a precautionary measure as it investigated a report of a man carrying a rifle on campus. The investigation concluded that the gun was a rubber rifle used for training and being carried by an ROTC member dressed in plain clothes. The rubber rifle did not pose a threat. UMPD is sharing the following information so the community can better understand the incident.
On October 6, 2016 at 1:58 p.m. University Police received a report of a possible armed subject near Ritchie Coliseum. Officers met with the students who reported seeing the individual and verified seeing the man with what they believed was an AR-15 rifle. Our Security Operations Center reviewed camera footage and observed the individual enter a vehicle and leave campus. Follow-up with ROTC on campus revealed that the individual was likely a member of their unit. Because we could not immediately locate and identify this individual, we elected to issue a UMD Alert. Once the information was verified, we issued a follow-up message informing the community that the situation was resolved. The weapon carried by the individual was a rubber rifle used for training. This type of weapon is incapable of being fired. The individual is a Non-Commissioned Officer with the Marine Corps assigned to the Naval ROTC program.
Chief Mitchell has met with members of the ROTC command staff to ensure this type of incident does not happen in the future.
Dear Campus Community,
In light of the recent events regarding clown sightings throughout our country, I want to remind our campus community members not to get caught up in this hoax. The University of Maryland Police Department has not received any reports of clown sightings on our campus. If you receive a message or view a post containing any type of threat, whether involving the mention of clowns or not, report this immediately to UMPD or local police by dialing 911. Do not re-post the message.
Be Smart, Be Safe!
See Something, Say Something!