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UMD Advisory - Power Outage Reported

A power outage has been reported on campus affecting the following areas:

Biochemistry, Potomac, Cumberland Hall, Cambridge Hall, Cambridge Community Center, IPST, CARF, Chemical & Nuclear Engineering, Energy Research, A.V. Williams, the Farms, Kim Engineering, Computer Science.

Facilities Management is aware of the problem and is working to restore power as soon as possible. 

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 Annual Security Report Available

Working Together for a Safe Campus

 

The 2015 Annual Safety and Security Report is available for your review. 

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 includes statistics on area crime reported to off-campus law enforcement agencies as well as to several University departments that report data back to our Police Department.

In 2015, the Clery crime rate for the University remained consistently low, with some reporting differences of note. The reported number of sexual assaults increased from 2014, which is in part, related to the University’s awareness campaigns that encourages reporting and increases training on risk reduction and bystander intervention for sexual assault. The campus saw significant decreases in robberies, aggravated assaults, burglaries, and incidents of dating violence, to name a few.  With the decriminalization of small amounts of Marijuana in the State of Maryland, drug referrals and arrests are at all-time lows.

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 the University of Maryland Police Department (UMPD) are responsible for keeping the UMD campus safe and secure and in partnership with the Prince George’s County Police Department keeping the surrounding areas safe and secure.  Programs and resources that we provide include the following, which are highlighted in the report:

 

  • Walking escorts
  • Closed circuit video monitoring via our Security Operations Center
  • Blue Light Phone (PERT)
  • Automated License Plate Readers
  • Emergency Alert System
  • Patrols by uniformed officers
  • Explosive detection K9 unit 
  • Crime prevention programs 
  • Criminal and traffic law enforcement, reporting, and investigation 
  • Student Police Auxiliary
  • Safety Ambassadors
  • Emergency 911 center

 

In 2015, The University of Maryland announced the debut of UMD Guardian, a mobile campus safety application (app) available to all students, faculty and staff. The UMD Guardian app for Apple and Android smartphones is designed to allow users quick and easy contact with UMPD, and has additional features for increasing safety on campus. Using UMD Guardian, users can initiate a safety timer session; place a panic (emergency) call to UMPD; or text a tip to UMPD. See Pages 9-10 for more details on UMD Guardian and information on how to download and install the app.   

 

As part of our evolving safety initiatives, in cooperation with the City of College Park, the City-University Partnership was awarded grant funds to implement a Safety Ambassador Pilot Program that began in Spring of 2016.  The Program is designed to have safety ambassadors who patrol the city area with a focus on safety and hospitality – greeting visitors, giving directions, doing outreach to citizens in need, and serving as eyes and ears for the agency by reporting quality of life issues such as potholes, downed trees, outages, hazards and more; as well as reporting any suspicious activities they encounter.

 

The Annual Safety and Security 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 the Annual Safety and Security 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. 

 

To view our Annual Safety and Security Report, please visit:

http://www.umdps.umd.edu/stats/AnnualSecurityReport.pdf

 

Visit our website at http://www.umpd.umd.edu for further information on our Department.  To stay up to date on the latest news, follow us on Twitter @UMPD and like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/UMDPoliceDept

 

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

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/ 9-1-1
UMD Police Walking Escort/Non-Emergency:
301-405-3555

Prince George's County Police Department
9-1-1 from mobile phone / 301-352-1200 (non-emergency) / 9-1-1

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 Alerts
https://alert.umd.edu



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University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742

UMD Safety Notice - Indecent Exposure

INCIDENT: Indecent Exposure

OCCURRED: September 26, 2016/ Approximately 5:19 a.m.

LOCATION: Plaza area on the Eastside of Tawes Hall

UMPD CASE #: 2016-57157

BRIEF DETAILS:

On September 26, 2016, at approximately 5:19 a.m., the University of Maryland Police Department (UMPD) received a call for an Indecent Exposure at the Plaza area on the Eastside of Tawes Hall. A female UMD student reported to police that while working out, she heard noises behind her. She turned around and saw a naked male. The male began to workout with her and attempted to talk to her. The victim stopped working out and called police. The suspect left on foot via the footpath between Tawes Hall and the Art-Sociology Building toward parking lot 1B.

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.

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 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.

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

 

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University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742

Wi-Fi Outage

The UMD community is experiencing a Wi-Fi outage. The Division of IT is working diligently to restore service as soon as possible. Updates will be posted at it.umd.edu.


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 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



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

Message from Chief Mitchell Regarding this Morning's Incident

Dear Campus Community,


As many of you know, we received a call at approximately 1:12 a.m. for a shooting at the College Park Marriott Hotel and Conference Center.  A male Marriott security officer was shot and taken to a hospital, where he remains in critical condition.  Investigation reveals that this incident was a commercial armed robbery.  Three safes were taken and later recovered near the facility, along with a handgun. Our officers arrested one suspect and we are actively investigating this incident to determine the identity of the second suspect. We believe this was a targeted crime of opportunity. There is no reason to believe that this crime was intended to target any of our students, faculty, and staff.

Please keep the Marriott security officer in your thoughts and prayers. More information will be shared as our investigation continues.

 

Chief David B. Mitchell

 

Director of Public Safety/

Chief of Police



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

UMD ALERT: Shooting ALL CLEAR

Shooting at UMUC Inn and Conference Center has been given an ALL CLEAR. One suspect in custody, second suspect believed to have fled the area. UMPD continues the investigation. Any information please call 301-405-3555.

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 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: Shooting UPDATE

Shooting at UMUC Inn and Conference Center: one suspect in custody. Scene in NOT secure. Please stay away from the area. UMPD continues to investigate. Any information please call 301-405-3555.

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 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: Shooting ALL CLEAR

Shooting at UMUC Inn and Conference Center has been given an ALL CLEAR. Suspects are believed to have left the area. UMPD continues to investigate. Any information please call 301-405-3555.

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 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: Shooting

UPDATED SUSPECT DESCRIPTION FOR SHOOTING AT UMUC. TWO MALE SUBJECTS. BOTH ARMED WITH HANDGUNS. DESCRIPTION OF EACH AS FOLLOWS: 1.) unknown race male, wearing blue long sleeve shirt, blk hoodie, blk ski mask,dark shoes, dreadlocs,also wearing yellow or light colored goves. 2.) blk male with dreadlocs pulled into ponytail, wearing blue short sleeve shirt, dark pants, and dark shoes.Any info plz call UMPD 301-405-3555. Stay away from the area and wait for All Clear message

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

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