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UMD Alert Test

First Wednesday of each month at 11:55 a.m., the campus tests the UMD Alert Emergency Notification System, Alertus System and Early Warning Sirens.  These are only tests.

In the event of an emergency, you will receive text and email notifications with information regarding the nature of the emergency and necessary protective actions.

UMD affiliates may edit their mobile device settings at alert.umd.edu.

Contact Information:

University of Maryland Police
Emergency Number 301-405-3333/ #3333 from a mobile phone/ 911

Prince George's County Police
911 from mobile phone / 301-352-1200 (non-emergency) / 911

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UMD Safety Notice - Indecent Exposure

UMD Safety Notice - Indecent Exposure

INCIDENT:    Indecent Exposure

OCCURRED: November 19, 2018/ Approximately 8:40 p.m.


LOCATION: Sixth Floor of McKeldin Library

UMPD CASE #: 2018-66261

BRIEF DETAILS:

 

On November 19, 2018, at approximately 9 p.m., the University of Maryland Police Department responded to McKeldin Library for an indecent exposure. A female UMD student reported to police that she was on the sixth floor when she saw a male who exposed himself. The female along with unknown bystanders chased the male down the stairs. Officers searched the area but were unable to locate the male. A video review of the cameras in the area is underway.

 

An image of the suspect can be viewed here.


The University of Maryland Police Department, Criminal Investigations Unit is conducting an investigation. Individuals with any information regarding this incident are encouraged to contact police at 301-405-3555. Individuals wishing to remain anonymous may email http://www.umpd.umd.edu/contact/anonymous_tip.cfm .

When available for release, additional information, may be obtained by accessing the "UMD Safety Notice" portion of our web site: http://universityofmarylandpolice.com/stats/safety_notices.cfm and http://umpdnews.umd.edu/home

Safety Tips:

The University of Maryland Police Department provides a walking escort service for anyone who feels unsafe when walking on or near campus. If you would like a walking escort, please call to request one at 301-405-3555. You may also use a blue light emergency phone to call for an escort.

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.

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

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

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

 

NITE Ride

301-314-6483

http://www.transportation.umd.edu/niteride.html

COMMUNITY ALERT: All Clear for Off-Campus Armed Robbery

COMMUNITY ALERT: All Clear for Off-Campus Armed Robbery

UMPD has cleared the scene of the off-campus armed robbery that occurred at Wake Forest and Guilford Avenue. Officers will continue to patrol the area. Suspects are not in custody. If you see something suspicious, call the police. PGPD is investigating this incident.

Safety Resources:

University of Maryland Police
Emergency Number -  301-405-3333 / #3333 from a mobile phone / 911
Non-Emergency Number - 301-405-3555

UMD Guardian (Mobile Campus Safety App)
umpdnews.umd.edu/umdguardian
  
Prince George's County Police
911 from mobile phone
Non-Emergency Number - 301-352-1200 

UMD Police Walking Escort/Non-Emergency:
301-405-3555

NITE Ride
301-314-6483
http://www.transportation.umd.edu/niteride.html

Help Center (Peer Counseling & Crisis Intervention)
301-314-4357
http://helpcenterumd.org

Counseling Center
301-314-7651
http://counseling.umd.edu/

CARE (Confidential Services for Sexual Assault/Harassment/Rape)
301-741-3442
http://www.health.umd.edu/care

Health Center
301-314-8180
http://www.health.umd.edu/

Office of Civil Rights & Sexual Misconduct (Title IX)
TitleIXcoordinator@umd.edu
ocrsm.umd.edu


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University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742

Update to Off-campus robbery

Update to Off-campus robbery Please click here to acknowledge receipt of this message

 Subjects are not in custody. UMPD and PGPD Officers are in the area and searching for the suspects. Stay vigilant and report any suspicious activity

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University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742

COMMUNITY ALERT: Off-campus armed robbery

COMMUNITY ALERT: Off-campus armed robbery

 .An off-campus armed robbery has been reported at Wake Forest and Guilford Ave. Suspects, two male subjects armed with black handgun are not in custody. Last seen running towards Calvert Rd . Be alert. Stay away from area. Additional information will be provided when it becomes available

Safety Resources:

University of Maryland Police
Emergency Number -  301-405-3333 / #3333 from a mobile phone / 911
Non-Emergency Number - 301-405-3555

UMD Guardian (Mobile Campus Safety App)
umpdnews.umd.edu/umdguardian
  
Prince George's County Police
911 from mobile phone
Non-Emergency Number - 301-352-1200 

UMD Police Walking Escort/Non-Emergency:
301-405-3555

NITE Ride
301-314-6483
http://www.transportation.umd.edu/niteride.html

Help Center (Peer Counseling & Crisis Intervention)
301-314-4357
http://helpcenterumd.org

Counseling Center
301-314-7651
http://counseling.umd.edu/

CARE (Confidential Services for Sexual Assault/Harassment/Rape)
301-741-3442
http://www.health.umd.edu/care

Health Center
301-314-8180
http://www.health.umd.edu/

Office of Civil Rights & Sexual Misconduct (Title IX)
TitleIXcoordinator@umd.edu
ocrsm.umd.edu

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Community Alert: UPDATED - Off Campus Robbery with a Possible Handgun

Community Alert: UPDATED - Off Campus Robbery with a Possible Handgun

UPDATE: The incident that occurred in the 8100 block of Baltimore Avenue has been updated to a robbery with a possible handgun. The robbery occurred inside a business. The two suspects were last seen heading towards Melbourne Place. Officers searched the area for the suspects but were unable to locate them. UMPD officers will continue to patrol the area. PGPD is investigating this incident.


Safety Resources:

University of Maryland Police
Emergency Number -  301-405-3333 / #3333 from a mobile phone / 911
Non-Emergency Number - 301-405-3555

UMD Guardian (Mobile Campus Safety App)
umpdnews.umd.edu/umdguardian
  
Prince George's County Police
911 from mobile phone
Non-Emergency Number - 301-352-1200 

UMD Police Walking Escort/Non-Emergency:
301-405-3555

NITE Ride
301-314-6483
http://www.transportation.umd.edu/niteride.html

Help Center (Peer Counseling & Crisis Intervention)
301-314-4357
http://helpcenterumd.org

Counseling Center
301-314-7651
http://counseling.umd.edu/

CARE (Confidential Services for Sexual Assault/Harassment/Rape)
301-741-3442
http://www.health.umd.edu/care

Health Center
301-314-8180
http://www.health.umd.edu/

Office of Civil Rights & Sexual Misconduct (Title IX)
TitleIXcoordinator@umd.edu
ocrsm.umd.edu

UMD Alerts https://alert.umd.edu
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University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742

COMMUNITY ALERT: Armed Subject off-campus

COMMUNITY ALERT: Armed Subject off-campus

 .A person armed with a possible handgun reported at 8100 Block Baltimore Ave. Avoid the area and follow all public safety orders. Additional information will be provided when it becomes available.

Safety Resources:

University of Maryland Police
Emergency Number -  301-405-3333 / #3333 from a mobile phone / 911
Non-Emergency Number - 301-405-3555

UMD Guardian (Mobile Campus Safety App)
umpdnews.umd.edu/umdguardian
  
Prince George's County Police
911 from mobile phone
Non-Emergency Number - 301-352-1200 

UMD Police Walking Escort/Non-Emergency:
301-405-3555

NITE Ride
301-314-6483
http://www.transportation.umd.edu/niteride.html

Help Center (Peer Counseling & Crisis Intervention)
301-314-4357
http://helpcenterumd.org

Counseling Center
301-314-7651
http://counseling.umd.edu/

CARE (Confidential Services for Sexual Assault/Harassment/Rape)
301-741-3442
http://www.health.umd.edu/care

Health Center
301-314-8180
http://www.health.umd.edu/

Office of Civil Rights & Sexual Misconduct (Title IX)
TitleIXcoordinator@umd.edu
ocrsm.umd.edu

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University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742

UMD Community Notice: Off-Campus Indecent Exposure

UMD Community Notice: Off-Campus Indecent Exposure

**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 Indecent Exposure

OCCURRED: November 6, 2018/ Approximately 11:50 a.m.

LOCATION: Lakeland Road/Baltimore Avenue, College Park, MD

PGPD CASE #: 18-0067031

BRIEF DETAILS:

On November 6, 2018, at approximately 2:33 p.m., the University of Maryland Police Department was notified of an indecent exposure that occurred earlier in the day, off-campus. A female UMD student reported to the Prince George's County Police Department that at approximately 11:50 a.m., she was walking towards the University when an unknown male in a vehicle, offered her a ride. The student accepted the offer. The driver turned onto Lakeland Road from Baltimore Avenue, parked the vehicle and exposed himself. The student exited the vehicle and ran away to safety.

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 www.pgpolice.org and submit a tip online. Email address is: pgcrimesolvers@co.pg.md.us.

Additional information, when made available by the Prince George's County Police, may be found on our website at http://universityofmarylandpolice.com/stats/safety_notices.cfm

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: http://universityofmarylandpolice.com/stats/safety_notices.cfm  and http://umpdnews.umd.edu/

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.

 

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)

umpdnews.umd.edu/umdguardian

 

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

 

NITE Ride

301-314-6483

http://www.transportation.umd.edu/niteride.html

 

Help Center (Peer Counseling & Crisis Intervention)

301-314-4357

https://helpcenterumd.org/

 

Counseling Center

301-314-7651

http://counseling.umd.edu/

 

Campus Advocates Respond and Educate to Stop Violence (CARE)
301-741-3442

http://www.health.umd.edu/care

Health Center

301-314-8180

http://www.health.umd.edu/

 

Office of Civil Rights and Sexual Misconduct 

TitleIXcoordinator@umd.edu

http://www.umd.edu/ocrsm/


UMD Alerts

https://alert.umd.edu

 

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UMD Advisory: Information on how to recognize a scam

UMD Advisory: Information on how to recognize a scam

Dear Campus Community,

 

We write to you to make you aware of various scams that have been reported in our area.

 

There are different methods a scammer will use to contact a potential victim. The scammer may call, send an email or might even approach the potential victim in person. The goal of the scammer is to use fear or pity to try to convince the potential victim to comply with the scammer’s demands.

 

For example: 

  • If someone you don’t know mails you a check or approaches you in person and asks you to cash a check for them; don’t. It’s a scam.

  • If someone you don’t know asks you to cash a check and use a wire transfer service to send the money back to them after cashing the check for them; don’t. It’s a scam.

  • You receive a call from a scammer claiming to be from a government agency (federal, state, or local) and you need to make a payment in order to avoid being jailed, deported, fined, or that you owe taxes; or a family member is in need of help or tech-support and they demand gift cards in the form of payment; don’t. It’s a scam.  

Important things to remember:  
  • Gift cards are for gifts, not payments.

  • The IRS will never call to demand payment, such as prepaid debt cards, gift cards or wire transfer. The IRS will first contact you via the mail with a bill to any taxpayer that owes taxes.

  • If you find yourself on the phone with a scammer, hang up. 

Below are some helpful resources and videos form the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS):  

 

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UMD Advisory: See Something, Say Something - Report Suspicious Activity

UMD Advisory: See Something, Say Something - Report Suspicious Activity

Dear Campus Community,

 

You may be aware that suspicious packages were sent to various locations along the east coast over the past few days. The University of Maryland Police Department (UMPD) has no reason to believe that the University of Maryland campus is a target.

 

Our Explosives Detection K-9 Unit and Patrol Officers continue to patrol our campus community and remain vigilant.

 

The Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) has released a statement and can be viewed here. What we know is that between October 22 and 24, 2018, suspicious packages were received at various locations along the east coast. All of the packages involved had the same return address located in Florida, and contained potentially destructive devices. A picture of the device available from a news site can be viewed here.

 

We remind our campus community that if you see something, say something. Report suspicious activity/packages right away to UMPD by calling 301-405-3333 or #3333 from your cell phone. You may also report suspicious activity through the UMD Guardian app by calling or texting UMPD. And, as a reminder, do not touch, move or handle any suspicious packages.

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