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UMD Annual Security Report Available

UMD Annual Security Report Available

Working Together for a Safe Campus

The 2019 Annual Safety and Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report are available for your review. 

The Annual Security Report (ASR) provides safety and security information to current and prospective students and their parents, as well as to faculty and staff members. Statistics comparing crime over the previous three years are outlined in the report.

In addition to outlining the different security resources the campus has to offer, the report also includes statistics on crime that occurred where University students stay while on University-sponsored travel within the United States or abroad, and area crime reported to off-campus law enforcement agencies as well as to several University departments that report data back to our Police Department. Therefore, not all cases that were reported in the ASR were criminally investigated.  

The Clery Act does not require the reporting of statistics for the crime of theft, which is the most commonly reported criminal offense on campus.  Other property crimes reportable through Clery include Burglary, Motor Vehicle Theft and Arson.

The men and women of University of Maryland Police Department are responsible for keeping the University of Maryland, College Park campus safe and secure. We do this in partnership with the Prince George’s County Police Department, working together to keep the surrounding areas safe and secure. 

Programs and resources that we provide include the following, which are highlighted in the report:

  • Emergency 911 Center
  • Patrols by uniformed officers
  • Explosive Detection K9 unit 
  • Criminal Investigations Unit
  • Information Analysis Unit
  • Student Police Auxiliary
  • Building Security Services (BSS)
  • Walking escorts
  • Crime prevention programs 
  • Safe Terp Trade Zone (On-line Purchase Exchange Area)
  • Closed circuit video monitoring via our Security Operations Center
  • Blue Light Phones (PERT)
  • Automated License Plate Readers
  • Emergency Alert System (UMD Alerts)
  • UMD Guardian Safety App
  • ShotSpotter
  • AccuWeather 

The Annual S

UMD Safety Notice – Suspicious Packages

UMD Safety Notice – Suspicious Packages

INCIDENT:    Suspicious Packages

OCCURRED: September 19, 2019, at approximately10:28 a.m.

LOCATION: 1st Floor Mailroom of Mathematics Building (Kirwan Hall)

UMPD CASE #: 2019-54657

BRIEF DETAILS:

On September 19, 2019, at approximately 10:28 a.m., the University of Maryland Police Department responded to the Mathematics Building for an unattended bag. Video footage from the mailroom revealed an unidentified male placing a bag on the floor and leaving. The Prince George’s County Fire Department was requested and responded for a suspicious package. The Mathematics Building and Glenn L. Martin Hall were evacuated as a safety precaution.

At approximately 12:17 p.m., an officer located the unidentified male (student) near the M Circle and brought him to investigators for follow up. It was determined that the male left the bag in the mailroom for safe keeping. The male intended to return at the end of the day to retrieve his property. The male also informed investigators that he left a second bag on the 3rd floor. The Prince George’s County Fire Department deemed both bags safe, no threat. At approximately 1:10 p.m., the buildings were reopened to resume daily operations. The male was released without charges. 

We thank our ever vigilant community. You recognized something that was suspicious and said something about it. As always if you see something, say something immediately by calling police.

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

Help Center (Peer Counseling & Crisis Intervention)

301-314-4357

https://helpcenterumd.org/ 

Counseling Center

UMD ALERT: All Clear

UMD ALERT: All Clear

An "All Clear" has been issued for the suspicious package at the Mathematics (Kirwan Hall) Building. The packages have been deemed safe, no threat by PG Fire Department. Kirwan Hall and Martin Hall are open again. All campus roadways will return to normal operations shortly as emergency vehicles clear the scene.

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University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742

UMD ALERT - Suspicious Package Update

UMD ALERT - Suspicious Package Update

Public Safety officials are investigating the suspicious package. Please continue to avoid the area. Buildings that are being evacuated are the Mathematics (Kirwan Hall) and the Glenn L. Martin Hall. Stadium Drive between Regents Dr and Paint Branch Dr is closed to traffic. Please follow public safety directions. Avoid the 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)
301-405-1142

TitleIXcoordinator@umd.edu
ocrsm.umd.edu

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

UMD ALERT - Suspicious Package

UMD ALERT - Suspicious Package

Suspicious package reported at the Mathematics Building (Kirwan Hall). Public Safety personnel are on site investigating the package. The building is being evacuated. Avoid the area. Please follow their directions. 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)
301-405-1142

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: All Clear

COMMUNITY ALERT: All Clear

An "All Clear" has been issued for the off-campus assault at College Avenue and Columbia Avenue. It appears the suspect has left the area. The Prince George's County Police Department is investigating this incident. If you see something, say something.

 

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 (OCRSM)

301-405-1142
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: Off-Campus Assault

COMMUNITY ALERT: Off-Campus Assault

Officers continue to search the area. Suspect is not in custody. Please continue to avoid the area. Additional information will be provided when it becomes available. If you see something, say something by calling police.


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 (OCRSM)

301-405-1142

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: Off-Campus Assault

COMMUNITY ALERT: Off-Campus Assault

An off-campus assault has been reported at College Avenue and Columbia Avenue. Suspect is possibly a White or Hispanic male and is not in custody. Suspect was last seen heading towards the Old Town Playground. 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 (OCRSM)

301-405-1142

TitleIXcoordinator@umd.edu
ocrsm.umd.edu

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

UMD Safety Notice – Robbery (no weapons)

UMD Safety Notice – Robbery (no weapons)

INCIDENT:    Robbery (no weapons)

OCCURRED: September 7, 2019, at approximately 2:27 a.m.

LOCATION: Vestibule of Annapolis Hall

UMPD CASE #: 2019-52126

BRIEF DETAILS:

On September 7, 2019, at approximately 3:17 a.m., the University of Maryland Police Department was notified of a robbery (no weapons) that occurred at approximately 2:27 a.m., on September 7, 2019. A male student reported to police that he was walking past a group of males and words were exchanged. As the student continued to walk inside Annapolis Hall, he made a hand gesture to the group. One of the males followed the student inside and a physical altercation occurred. The male then took the student’s hat off of his head and left.

The student then opened the door, yelled out and the suspect and another male entered when a second physical altercation occurred. The student was able to get away and the suspect and the male left the area.

A preliminary review of the cameras in the area yielded images of the suspect and the male/person of interest. They can be viewed here.

A video review of the cameras in the area is underway. Individuals with any information regarding this incident and/or the identity of the suspect and/or the person of interest 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

UMD ALERT: All Clear

UMD ALERT: All Clear

An "All Clear" has been issued for the attempted robbery (no weapons involved) incident. After a preliminarily camera review, it appears the suspects boarded a Metro bus. The bus was last seen leaving the campus via Campus Drive and Adelphi Road. Upon further investigation, the location of the incident occurred in the grassy area between the Mitchell Building and Campus Drive. No property was taken from the victim. Please continue to be aware of your surroundings. If you see something suspicious, report it to police immediately.

 

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 (OCRSM)

301-405-1142
TitleIXcoordinator@umd.edu 
ocrsm.umd.edu


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

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