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UMD ALERT: All Clear

An "All Clear" has been issued for the INCIDENT near McDonald's 8300 Baltimore Ave. The victim is a non-student.

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://www.umdhelpcenter.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
www.umd.edu/ocrsm

UMD SOS App
http://apps.reslife.umd.edu/SOS/

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

UMD Safety Notice - Off-Campus Commercial Armed Robbery

The purpose of this UMD Safety Notice 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.

 

INCIDENT: Off-Campus Commercial Armed Robbery 

 

OCCURRED: February 5, 2016 / Approximately 2:45 p.m.

 

LOCATION:  7201 Baltimore Avenue, College Park, MD

 

PGPD CASE #: PP16020500001058

 

On February 5, 2016, at approximately 2:45 p.m., the Prince George’s County Police Department and the University of Maryland Police Department responded to 7201 Baltimore Avenue for an off-campus commercial armed robbery. Two male suspects armed with handguns, entered the store, took property and left. The suspects were last seen leaving in a vehicle, driving East on Guilford Road towards the College Park Metro station. Officers searched the area, but were unable to locate the suspects.  

 

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.

 

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.

Be ready to take protective action if necessary. This could be something as simple as crossing the street and entering a populated area.

Note the locations of the Blue Light Emergency Phones and look for them as you walk.

 

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!

 

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

http://www.umdhelpcenter.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 and Sexual Misconduct 

TitleIXcoordinator@umd.edu

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

 

UMD SOS App

http://apps.reslife.umd.edu/SOS/

 

UMD Alerts

https://alert.umd.edu 



   Sent by University of Maryland Police Department
University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742

UMD ALERT: All Clear for the off campus commerical armed robbery

An "All Clear" has been issued for the off campus commercial armed robbery at 7201 Baltimore Ave. Suspects have not been located and it is believed that the suspects have fled the area. Officers have cleared the scene.

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://www.umdhelpcenter.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
www.umd.edu/Sexual_Misconduct

UMD SOS App
http://apps.reslife.umd.edu/SOS/

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

UMD ALERT: Off-campus commerical armed robbery - UPDATE

Two Suspects were armed with handguns in the off-campus commercial armed robbery at 7201 Baltimore Ave. Suspects are not in custody. Police are still on scene. Be alert. Stay away.

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://www.umdhelpcenter.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
www.umd.edu/Sexual_Misconduct

UMD SOS App
http://apps.reslife.umd.edu/SOS/

UMD Alerts https://alert.umd.edu
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Sent by email and SMS (text) via UMD Alerts to UMD Students/Faculty/Staff



   Sent by University of Maryland Police Department
University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742

UMD ALERT: Off-campus commercial armed robbery

An off campus commercial armed robbery has been reported at 7201 Baltimore Ave. Suspects not in custody. Police on scene and searching the area. Be alert. Stay away.

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://www.umdhelpcenter.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
www.umd.edu/Sexual_Misconduct

UMD SOS App
http://apps.reslife.umd.edu/SOS/

UMD Alerts https://alert.umd.edu
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Sent by email and SMS (text) via UMD Alerts to UMD Students/Faculty/Staff



   Sent by University of Maryland Police Department
University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742

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.  If you have not registered your mobile device to receive UMD Text Alerts, please do so by visiting alert.umd.edu. Simply update your profile by adding your mobile device number.  You will not see any options under "My Alert Subscriptions".  Once your number is saved, you are subscribed to UMD Alerts. 

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



   Sent by University of Maryland Police Department
University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742

UMD Annual Security Report Available

Working Together for a Safe Campus

The 2015 Annual Security Report is presented for your review. 

In 2014, the Clery crime rate remained consistently low, with only some reporting differences of note.  The campus saw a significant decrease in drug related arrests as small amounts of marijuana were decriminalized in the State of Maryland.  Reported incidents of fondling decreased along with domestic violence and aggravated assault, while the reported number of motor vehicle thefts, rapes, and burglaries increased.  Of note, the Clery definition of motor vehicles includes motor scooters and golf carts, along with instances of joyriding counting as theft.  The actual number of cars/motorcycles/trucks/SUVs stolen remained low at 3 (2 motorcycles and 1 unauthorized use of a vehicle) reported in 2014.  During 2014, the Office of Civil Rights and Sexual Misconduct became more established, identifying a specific Title IX officer, allowing a more accessible avenue for confidential reporting for victims and mandatory reporting when responsible employees are notified of sexual assaults, such as rape.  In the spring of 2014, the University of Maryland Police Department’s (UMPD) detectives were able to arrest and link a suspect to a series of more than 20 residence hall burglaries consisting of accessing rooms through unlocked doors.  As always, our department and the campus community continue to put the safety and security of UMD at the forefront of our efforts and we can’t do it without you!

Our report 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 provides statistics on area crime reported to on off-campus law enforcement agencies as well as to several University departments that report data back to our Police Department. The Clery Act does not require the reporting of statistics for the crime of theft, which, by far, 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 UMPD are responsible for keeping the UMD campus and surrounding areas safe and secure.  Programs and resources that we provide include the following, which are highlighted in the report:

  • Safety escorts
  • Closed circuit video monitoring via our Security Operations Center
  • Automated License Plate Readers
  • UMD Alerts
  • Patrols by uniformed officers
  • Explosives Detection K9 unit 
  • Crime prevention programs 
  • Criminal and traffic law enforcement, reporting, and investigation 
  • Student Police Auxiliary
  • Emergency 911 center

Our City Multi-Agency Services Team – CMAST is comprised of stakeholders from the University (Student Conduct, Resident Life, Fraternity/Sorority Life, UMPD, University Health Center, and Environmental Safety), the City of College Park (City Manager, Code Enforcement, Public Works, and contract police), Prince George’s County (PGPD, CPVFD and Liquor Board), and the State’s Attorney’s Office.  In monthly meetings, CMAST’s main function is to discuss, analyze, and address concerns within our shared community.

When an emergency occurs, communication is crucial. At UMPD, we strive to provide accurate, timely information, as quickly as possible to our students, faculty, and staff in the event of an emergency.  Only those UMD affiliates who register their mobile device at alert.umd.edu will receive text alerts. Visit alert.umd.edu to register your mobile device today and stay informed.

This report is a part of the effort to ensure that this collaborative endeavor is effective and is in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.  We hope you will read the report carefully and use the information to help foster a safer environment for you and for others within our community. Reviewing the information outlined in this report will increase your awareness, which will promote future action.  We have no greater priority than the safety of our students, faculty, staff and visitors to our campus, but a truly safe campus can only be achieved through the cooperation of everyone. 

The UMD Annual Security Report is available online at: http://www.umdps.umd.edu/stats/AnnualSecurityReport.pdf 

Individual printed copies may be obtained, in person or by phone, from the University of Maryland Police Department (UMPD), Police HQ Bldg. 007 (Pocomoke Bldg.) 7569 Baltimore Ave., College Park, MD 20742-6011 (301-405-3555).

Wishing you a safe and successful year!


David B. Mitchell
Director / Chief of Police
University of Maryland Police Department

Be Smart, Be Safe!
See Something, Say Something!


Safety Resources:

University of Maryland Police
Emergency Number 301-405-3333/ #3333 from a mobile phone/ 911
UMD Police
Safety Escort/Non-Emergency: 301-405-3555
UMPD website:
www.umpd.umd.edu

Subscribe to UMPD News – umpdnews.umd.edu

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

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

Help Center (Peer Counseling & Crisis Intervention)
301-314-4357

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
www.umd.edu/Sexual_Misconduct

UMD SOS App
http://apps.reslife.umd.edu/SOS/


UMD Alerts
https://alert.umd.edu




   Sent by University of Maryland Police Department
University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742

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