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UMD Safety Notice - Voyeur Incident

INCIDENT: Voyeur Incident (Men’s Bathroom)

OCCURRED: May 16, 2016/ Approximately 4:20 p.m.

LOCATION:   3rd Floor of McKeldin Library

UMPD CASE #: 2016-29052

BRIEF DETAILS:

On May 16, 2016, at approximately 5:20 p.m., the University of Maryland Police Department (UMPD) received a call for a voyeur incident at McKeldin Library. A male UMD student reported that while using the restroom, he noticed a camera being held above him. The male confronted the suspect and then let the suspect leave.

 

The victim described the suspect as a college aged black male, approximately 6’ tall, between 180-200 pounds, short hair, slight facial hair, and wore glasses. The suspect was wearing a yellow hoodie and black Adidas running pants.

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

UMD Safety Notice - Off-Campus Residential 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 Department.

INCIDENT: Off-Campus Residential Robbery

OCCURRED: May 14, 2016/ Approximately 11:56 p.m.

LOCATION:  8300 Block of Potomac Ave., College Park, MD

PGPD CASE #: PP16051400002282

Details

On May 14, 2016, at approximately 11:56 p.m., the Prince George’s County Police Department responded to the 8300 block of Potomac Avenue for an off-campus residential robbery. The University of Maryland Police Department responded to the location as well. A male UMD student heard a knock at the door and answered it. Three males, one was displaying a knife, entered the residence and began assaulting the resident. Property was taken and the three males left the house. The victim refused medical treatment. Preliminary investigation indicates that this incident may have been targeted.

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.

 

Make sure that you lock your doors and windows before you leave and when you are in for the night.

 

If you have a home security system, set it.

 

Make sure your residence has good exterior lighting.

 

Never enter your residence if you see that a door or window has been forced. Go to the nearest safe place and contact the local police immediately.

 

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!

 

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

UMD Safety Notice - Indecent Exposure

INCIDENT: Indecent Exposure

OCCURRED: May 5, 2016/ Approximately 6:17 p.m.

LOCATION: Rowalt Drive, College Park, MD

UMPD CASE #: 2016-26713

BRIEF DETAILS:

On May 5, 2016, at approximately 6:17 p.m., the University of Maryland Police Department (UMPD) responded to the area of Rowalt Drive and Guilford Avenue, for an indecent exposure report. A female UMD student was walking along Rowalt Drive, when she saw a male sitting in a parked vehicle with his pants down, arousing himself. Officers searched the area, but were unable to locate the suspect.

 

The victim described the vehicle as a red Honda sedan, with a gray patch on the right side of the hood. The vehicle was last seen heading towards the Mowatt Lane Garage. There is no suspect description at this time.

The University of Maryland Police Department 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.

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

 

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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

UMD Safety Notice - Off-Campus 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 Maryland-National Capital Park Police, Prince George's County Division.

INCIDENT: Off-Campus Armed Robbery

OCCURRED: April 19, 2016/ Approximately 3:40 p.m.

LOCATION:  Hiker-biker trail between Lakeland Road and Pierce Ave., College Park, MD

CASE NUMBER #: 16-000737

Details

On April 19, 2016, at approximately 3:51 p.m., a male reported to police an off-campus armed robbery. The male was walking on the hiker-biker trail between Lakeland Road and Pierce Avenue. The male was approached by two males, a knife was displayed and the victim was ordered to the ground. The suspects took the victim’s property and ran towards Paint Branch Parkway. Officers searched the area but were unable to locate the suspects.

The victim described the first suspect as a black male, approximately 6’ 1”, approximately 19-23 years of age, wearing a black hoodie, blue pants, and blue tennis shoes. The second suspect is a black male, approximately 5’8”, approximately 19-23 years of age, had a beard, wearing a blue shirt and cargo style pants.

The Maryland-National Capital Park Police, Prince George's County Division is conducting an investigation. Individuals with any information regarding this incident or the possible identity of suspects are encouraged to contact police (911 or 301-459-3232).

Additional information, when made available by the Maryland-National Capital Park Police, Prince George's County Division, 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!

 

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 email via UMD Alerts to UMD Students/Faculty/Staff



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

UMD ALERT: All Clear

An "All Clear" has been issued for the Armed Robbery with Knife at Lakeland Rd / Pierce Ave.

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: Off Campus Armed Robbery with Knife

An off campus armed robbery with knife has been reported near Lakeland Rd / Pierce Ave. Suspects not in custody. 2 African-American males both between 19 to 23 years old; 1 male is 6 ft 1, wearing a black hoodie and blue jeans, and 2nd male is wearing blue shirt, ripped bleached jeans and has a beard. 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/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 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 Department.

INCIDENT: Off-Campus Robbery

OCCURRED: April 17, 2016/ Approximately 9:19 p.m.

LOCATION:  Pedestrian walkway area, on River Road, east of the College Park Metro

                        College Park, MD

PGPD CASE #: PP 16041700001951

Details

On April 17, 2016, at approximately 9:24 p.m., the Prince George’s County Police Department and the University of Maryland Police Department responded to the area of the pedestrian walkway on River Road, for an off-campus robbery. A female UMD employee met with three females at this location to sell items of value. The female employee was struck and the three females took her property. The three suspects then got into a silver SUV. The vehicle took off and turned left onto Paint Branch Parkway, towards Baltimore Avenue. The victim sustained a non-life-threatening injury.   

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!

 

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 email via UMD Alerts to UMD Students/Faculty/Staff



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

UMD Safety Notice - Off-Campus Assault

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 Department.

INCIDENT: Off-Campus Assault

OCCURRED: April 13, 2016/ Approximately 5:00 p.m.

LOCATION:  8700 Block of Baltimore Ave., College Park, MD

PGPD CASE #: PP16041300001538

Details:

On April 13, 2016, at approximately 7 p.m., the University of Maryland Police Department was notified of an off-campus assault that occurred at approximately 5 p.m., today. A male UMD student reported to police that he was cut by an unknown person. He is being treated for a non-life-threatening injury. The motive and description of the suspect are unknown at this time.

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!

 

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

UMPD Spring Safety Message

Dear Campus Community,

 

As the spring semester continues, I want to take this time to remind you of some important ways that we can all continue to Be Smart, and Be Safe.

 

The University of Maryland Police Department is committed to keeping our campus community safe. We continue to improve our safety efforts every year, and this year is no different. We recently launched UMD Guardian, a new mobile safety app that provides several ways to contact UMPD during an emergency. This new app provides one more opportunity for our police department to meet the safety needs of faculty, students, staff and guests visiting the university.

 

I am also pleased to report that our detectives have made two arrests in the recent armed robbery at Montgomery Hall.  Our investigation determined this was a targeted incident.  More information can be found here: http://umpdnews.umd.edu/node/541

 

The most reported crime on our campus is theft. As the 26th largest University in the country with a population of approximately 60,000 people, we saw 366 reports of theft in 2015. During the period from 2010-2015, overall crime on the campus has remained relatively flat with minimal year to year fluctuations.  However, when comparing data from 2010 – 2015 to 2004 – 2009, property crimes decreased 30%.

 

To see the complete Uniform Crime Reports since 2006, click on http://www.umpd.umd.edu/stats/ucr/

 

It is important to remember that crime prevention is a shared responsibility and we should all practice key safety measures on and off campus, such as:

  • Secure your residence – make sure that you lock your doors and windows before you leave and when you are in for the night.
  • Don’t leave your property unattended – keep your possessions with you or in a secure location at all times.
  • Lock up your bike – if you have a bicycle on campus, invest in a durable locking device, such as a “U” lock.

 

We also encourage all UMD community members to:

  • Register your mobile device to receive UMD Text Alerts. To do so, visit http://www.alert.umd.edu/ and update your profile by adding your mobile device number.
  • Download our new mobile safety app – UMD Guardian, which enhances safety on campus through real-time, interactive features that create a virtual safety network of friends, family and UMPD. To download the app, search for "Rave Guardian" in the Apple App Store or Google Play. Once you download the app, register with your university email and you will be signed in to the UMD Guardian app.

 

The UMD Guardian app has a variety of features that will help you take a leading role in your safety, including:

  • Create a safety profile: User-created profiles can contain information such as residence, medical conditions, and a photo. When a call or text is made from the app to UMPD or 911, the dispatcher automatically receives the profile information. 
  • Manage & message your Guardians: Invite family, friends, co-workers, UMPD, or others to be your Guardian, and communicate with them within the app as needed.
  • Set a safety timer: Notify people you trust, or your "Guardians," to check in on you if you are alone or in an unfamiliar place.
  • Easy emergency communication: Call safety officials directly for help if you are in trouble, and send texts, including photos, if you see something suspicious or are unable to speak.

  

For more information about UMD Guardian, visit http://go.umd.edu/36z

 

As a reminder, if you see something suspicious, say something. If you observe suspicious activity or behavior, contact police immediately by calling 301-405-3333, #3333 from a mobile phone or contact UMPD via the UMD Guardian app.

 

Sincerely,

 

David B. Mitchell

 

Chief of Police

University of Maryland Police Department



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

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