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Thank You for Your Service, and Congratulations

Please join us in congratulating Major Philip Tou!

He retires from the University of Maryland Police Department today, after serving the University of Maryland Community for 30 years.

His knowledge of law enforcement knows no bounds, and he willingly shares his knowledge and brings together his professional associates to exchange information and advance the profession. 

In recognition of Major Tou’s retirement, Chief Mitchell has issued a Proclamation:

Whereas, Major Tou has proudly and meritoriously served this agency and the University community since his hire in 1991 as a Student Police Aide;

Whereas, Major Philip Tou has served with distinction at every sworn rank, willingly accepting an ever-increasing level of responsibility and improving each command as he has ascended;

Whereas, Major Tou has served as a boundless source of intelligence pertaining to the agency and this community;

Whereas, on assignments with regional service teams and professional associations, Major Tou has proudly represented the University of Maryland Police Department through challenge, adversity, and tragedy; and

Whereas, through his calm and even comportment and high moral character, Major Tou has been a constant and reliable leader within the agency for over three decades;

it is the duty, honor, and privilege of the University of Maryland Police Department to recognize Major Philip Tou on the occasion of his retirement after thirty-one years of outstanding performance.

We hope that the memories of your three decades among us – and leading us -- will always make you smile. 

Congratulations from your family at the University of Maryland Police Department.

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