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02/08/17 Community Alert

Earlier today, officers from the University of Maryland Police Department (UMPD) and the Prince George’s County Police Department responded to the 8800 block of 36th Avenue for an off-campus robbery. It was reported that a suspects came onto campus near the Chesapeake Building. Officers searched the area for the suspect, but were unable to locate the suspect. UMPD officers have since cleared the scene but continue to maintain a presence on campus. The Prince George’s County Police Department continues to investigate this incident.

Text messages and emails were sent to members of our community alerting them of the situation. To view the messages, please visit


2018 Spring Safety Message

Dear Campus Community,

With classes back in session, this is an ideal time to remind everyone of the safety resources that are available and to update you on how we are working to keep our campus safe.

We continue to see a decrease in crime on our campus, with crime rates falling almost 7 percent in 2017. Last year our officers responded to over 82,000 calls for service, which includes but is not limited to responding to calls, initiating traffic stops, conducting building checks across our campus community, responding to vehicle and building lockouts, investigating traffic accidents, and walking escorts. To see the crime trend for the past ten years and the decreasing trend of crime on our campus, please visit .

Last month, UMPD’s Criminal Investigation Unit charged a person in connection with two Ellicott Dining Hall hate bias related vandalism incidents. We take all incidents of hate bias very seriously, which is reflected in our effort to identity the person responsible. During the investigation, handwriting samples and photos of the graffiti were submitted for forensic analysis, and results of the forensic analysis led us to file charges against the person. To read the full announcement, please visit .

We encourage members of our UMD community to download the UMD Guardian Safety App if you have not already done so. This can serve as a virtual walking escort service, automatically contacting UMPD if you do not arrive at your expected destination. When you register for UMD Guardian as a member of the University of Maryland community, your Smart911 user profile is automatically created. Your profile is kept private and can only be displayed in the event that you make an emergency call or text a tip to UMPD. In the profile, you can provide descriptions and medical information that would help UMPD respond faster to your emergency.

As always, we ask that you register your cell phone with UMD Alerts by visiting . You will receive text messages from UMPD in the event of an active emergency.

UMPD is here as a resource for you in keeping our community safe. If you see something of concern, please contact us. Together, we can all keep our community safe.


David B. Mitchell

Chief of Police/ Director of Public Safety

University of Maryland Police Department

CP Dream Team Game - Feb 1, 2018

Law Enforcement Appreciation Day 2018

Tuesday, January 9, 2018, is Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. Thank you to the brave men and women of the University of Maryland Police Department who serve and protect the University of Maryland Community 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. We appreciate all that you do to help keep our community safe.  

To find out more about Law Enforcement Appreciation Day and how you can show your support, please visit .


01/09/18 UMD Advisory: UMD Delayed Opening

The University of Maryland, College Park will open late at 10 a.m., Tuesday, January 9, 2018, due to inclement weather.


01/08/18 UMD Advisory: UMD Early Closing Today

The University of Maryland, College Park will close early at 1 p.m., Monday, January 8, 2018, due to inclement weather.


01/04/18 UMD Advisory: UMD Delayed Opening

The University of Maryland, College Park will open late at 10 a.m. today, Thursday, January 4, 2018, due to inclement weather.


UMPD Seeks Community's Help in Identifying Person of Interest in Theft Case

12/20/17 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 Incident

OCCURRED: December 20, 2017/ Approximately 12:05 p.m.

LOCATION: 9000 block of Baltimore Avenue, College Park, MD

PGPD CASE #: 17-0097770


On December 20, 2017, at approximately 12:09 p.m., the University of Maryland Police Department responded to a restaurant in the 9000 block of Baltimore Avenue for a report of an armed robbery. It was reported that two male suspects entered the restaurant, armed with a gun, and announced a robbery. The suspects took property and then left on foot heading east along University Boulevard towards Greenbelt. Officers from both departments searched the area, but did not locate the suspects. No injuries were reported.

The Prince George's County Police Department is conducting an investigation. Individuals with any information regarding this incident or the possible identity of suspects are encouraged to contact police (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



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