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University of Maryland Police Department Refers Person of Interest in Noose Investigation

The University of Maryland Police Department (UMPD) announced today an update on a hate/bias investigation involving a noose found on campus.

On April 27, 2017, the University of Maryland Police Department responded to Fraternity Row #5 for a hate/bias incident. A noose was found in the kitchen, and UMPD launched an investigation.

Our detectives have spent over 600 hours investigating this incident, including interviewing over 60 people, as well as reviewing video and swipe card access. UMPD has now referred a person of interest to campus officials for disciplinary review. Criminal charges will be applied should additional evidence meet the threshold for state or federal prosecution.

“UMPD is committed to creating a safe campus that is free from hate and discrimination,” said UMD Chief of Police David B. Mitchell. “As always, members of the UMD community are asked to reach out and report when they see hate, so we can protect our community and create a safer campus.”


UMD Advisory Message 08/13/17

The purpose of this advisory is to make you aware of a burglary that was reported to the University of Maryland Police Department.

INCIDENT:    Burglary of a Chemistry Lab 

OCCURRED: Between August 9, 2017, at approximately 5 p.m. and August 10, 2017, at approximately 5 p.m.

LOCATION: Chemistry Building

UMPD CASE #: 2017-50848



On Thursday, August 10, 2017, at approximately 5:14 p.m., the University of Maryland Police Department responded to the Chemistry Building for a burglary. A male UMD employee reported to police that laboratory equipment and small amounts of two toxic substances were missing from the lab.

The amount that was taken is not deemed to be a health or safety risk to the public or our campus community.  They are highly diluted standards used for testing purposes.

Our detectives are conducting an investigation and a video review of our cameras in the area is underway.

Individuals with any information regarding this incident are encouraged to contact police at 301-405-3555 or may do so anonymously by emailing .


UMD Safety Notice 08/13/17

Please visit for information regarding an on-campus burglary that occurred on 08/12/17. 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.


Community Members are Invited to CALEA Public Information Session

UMPD Issues Statement in Construction Related Incident

UMPD to attend The Community Speaks Event

Join others and us at The Community Speaks event, hosted by the Embry Center for Family Life. We hope to see you there!



2017 National Night Out

We will be at the Lakeland Community event. We hope to see you there!


Administrative Hearing Board Scheduled

Administrative Hearing Board

The University of Maryland Police Department (UMPD) conducts an Administrative Hearing Board at the request of the police officer who disputes the outcome of an Internal Affairs Investigation. Police officers receive some form of corrective action if an Internal Affairs investigation results in a finding that a police officer has engaged in misconduct by intentionally violating the law, any University of Maryland Police Department policy, or University policy.

Internal investigations into allegations of police officer misconduct that could lead to disciplinary action, demotion or dismissal must be conducted in accordance with State law and the LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS’ BILL OF RIGHTS (LEOBR), Sections 3-101 through 3-112 of the PUBLIC SAFETY, ANNOTATED CODE OFMARYLAND. The LEOBR only applies to sworn agency personnel. Internal discipline is separate from punishment that the police officer may face as a result of criminal charges.

In accordance with Annotated Code of Maryland, Public Safety Article, Section 3-107 (e)(1)(ii), “the hearing shall be open to the public, unless the Chief finds a hearing must be closed for good cause, including to protect a confidential informant, an undercover officer, or a child witness.”

Internal Affairs number, date, time, and location will be posted on this page a week out before the scheduled hearing board.


Administrative Hearing Board Schedule

Internal Affairs           Date                            Time                            Location


2017-IA-002               July 26, 2017              9 a.m. – 5 p.m.           UMPD Training & Academy         


                                                                                    7147 51st Ave.,

              College Park, MD


If you plan to attend a hearing board, please return to this page after 5 p.m. the day before the scheduled hearing board to confirm that it is still scheduled. A hearing board will be canceled if the matter is resolved before the scheduled hearing.

Individuals attending an Administrative Hearing Board must act in a respectful manner. Audio and video recordings are not permitted during an Administrative Hearing Board.


UMD Text Alert 06/29/17

A UMD Text Alert was sent on 06/29/17, for an off-campus armed robbery. The following information was sent out to our campus community:

An off-campus armed robbery has been reported at 7600 Hopkins Ave. Suspect not in custody. Suspect described as M/ wearing white Tank top armed with unk handgun in company with M/ wearing unk color basketball shorts. Be alert. Stay away from area. Additional information will be provided when it becomes available.

The Prince George's County Police Department is the primary reporting agency and is conducting the investigation.



06/27/17 Incident Reported to Police

Dear Campus Community,

Earlier today, we were notified of a knotted piece of plastic wrap laying on the ground in the 7500 block of Baltimore Ave. An officer met with two individuals who were walking south when they noticed the item. Police were notified out of concern for possible hate-bias. 

Preliminary investigation reveals that this type of material is used to contain and protect loose items during transport.

Out of an abundance of caution, we are looking into this matter and conducting a review of our cameras in the area. 

We encourage the university community to continue to reach out to us when concerned as we work together to create a safer campus. 

If anyone has information, please call us at 301-405-3555 or email . Individuals wishing to remain anonymous can email




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