News and Information about the University of Maryland Police Department


04/06/18 Community Notice

**Community Notice**

The purpose of this e-mail is to make you aware of an incident that occurred off-campus near the University of Maryland, College Park campus. The following is a synopsis of an incident reported to the Prince George's County Police Department.

INCIDENT: Off-Campus Voyeur Incident

OCCURRED: April 5, 2018/ Approximately 10:10 p.m.

LOCATION: 4600 block of College Avenue, College Park, MD

PGPD CASE #: 18-040500002504


On April 5, 2018, at approximately 10:10 p.m., the University of Maryland Police Department responded to the 4600 block of College Avenue for a report of an off-campus voyeur incident. A female UMD student reported to police that she saw an unknown person holding a cell phone outside of her window. The Prince George’s County Police Department (PGPD) responded to the scene and is conducting an investigation.

Individuals with any information regarding this incident or the possible identity of suspects are encouraged to contact PGPD (911 or 301-352-1200).

Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411 TIPS (8477) or text "PGPD plus your message" to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone or go to and submit a tip online. Email address is:

Additional information, when made available by the Prince George's County Police, may be found on our website at

When available for release, additional information, including updated descriptions of suspect, may be obtained by accessing the "UMD Safety Notice" portion of our web site:  and

Safety Tips:

The University of Maryland Police Department provides an escort service for anyone who feels unsafe when walking on or near campus. If you would like an escort, please call to request one at 301-405-3555 (off campus) / 53555 (on campus). You may also use a blue light emergency phone to call for an escort. The police escort service is available to community members at all times.

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

Note the locations of the Blue Light Emergency Phones and look for them as you walk.

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.

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


UMD Guardian (Mobile Campus Safety App)


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





Help Center (Peer Counseling & Crisis Intervention)



Counseling Center



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



Health Center



Office of Civil Rights and Sexual Misconduct


UMD Alerts

Good Neighbor Day Canceled Due to Weather

Mobile Devices around National Capital Region to Receive Test Alert Thursday Government Agencies Conducting Wireless Emergency Alerts Test This Week

This press release was issued by the Maryland Emergency Management Agency on April 2, 2018.

Mobile Devices around National Capital Region to Receive Test Alert Thursday Government Agencies Conducting Wireless Emergency Alerts Test This Week

REISTERSTOWN, Md. (April 2, 2018) — People who will be in or near the National Capital Region on Thursday, April 5, between 10-11 a.m. will be part of a regional Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) System test. Cell phones or other mobile devices in the area will receive the following message: “A test of the Wireless Emergency Alerts System. No action required.” WEA triggers a loud noise and text message on cell phones and enabled mobile devices.

Twenty jurisdictions will simultaneously issue a test message to the public through the WEA system. Local jurisdictions participating include: City of Alexandria, City of Bowie, City of College Park, City of Fairfax, City of Falls Church, City of Gaithersburg, City of Greenbelt, City of Takoma Park, City of Manassas, City of Manassas Park, City of Rockville, District of Columbia, Arlington County, Charles County, Fairfax County, Frederick County, Loudoun County, Montgomery County, Prince George’s County, and Prince William County.

“Testing these notification systems is an important part of our preparedness system,” said Governor Larry Hogan. “During an imminent weather emergency or other serious threat, these alerts will save lives.”

During this test, it is possible that individuals may receive more than one alert message. Those who travel from one jurisdiction to another may hear messages from each jurisdiction. Also, people who live or travel in areas near the jurisdictions listed above may also receive the message because this technology uses cellular carrier towers.

Periodic testing of public alert and warning systems help assess the operational readiness of the system and identify any improvements. Public safety officials need to be sure that in times of an emergency or disaster, they have reliable methods and systems that will deliver urgent alerts and warnings to the public. Conducting a regional test supports the continued use, training, and improvement of the WEA system.

“Drills like these help us to ensure that our systems allow emergency managers to quickly communicate with you,” said Russ Strickland, executive director of MEMA. “During an incident, it is important to listen to messages and information from federal, state, and local officials and communicate any protective actions with your family, friends, and neighbors.”

Since its launch in 2012, the WEA system has been used more than 33,000 times nationwide to warn the public about dangerous weather, missing children, and other critical situations. Additional information on WEA is located at:


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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.


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.


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 .

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.



UPDATE 03/02/18 UMD Closed

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




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


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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