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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 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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