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UMD ALERT - Tornado Warning Extended

UMD ALERT - Tornado Warning Extended

The Tornado Warning has been extended to 6:10 PM for the UMD campus. The sirens have been activated. Seek shelter immediately, avoid windows. We will continue to provide additional information when it becomes available. Seek shelter immediately.

 

IF WALKING OUTSIDE:

* Go to the nearest building and proceed to the basement of the building. If there is no basement, go to the lowest level of the building. 


IF INSIDE A RESIDENCE HALL OR HOUSE:


*Go to the basement, safe room, or any lowest level interior room away from windows.


* Protect yourself from flying debris with a mattress and thick blanket, if available.


IF INSIDE A BUILDING:


*If you have a tornado drill in place for your building, proceed to your tornado shelter location quickly and calmly.


*If not, go to the  basement, safe room, or any lowest level interior room in the building. Stay away from windows and protect yourself from flying debris with a   mattress and thick blanket, if available.


* Do not go to large rooms such as a cafeteria, a gym, or auditoriums.



IF IN A CONSTRUCTION TRAILER:


* Abandon it immediately. Even weak tornadoes can cause major damage to trailers.


* Go to the nearest building and proceed to the basement of the building. If there is no basement, go to the lowest level. Stay away from windows.


DRIVING A VEHICLE:

* Do not drive into or near a tornado


* Do not attempt to outrun a tornado, they can change direction and speed quickly.


* Go into a building and go to the basement or the lowest level.


* Do not seek shelter under an overpass or underpass


* If no building is available, either get down in your car and cover your head, or abandon your car and seek shelter in a low-lying area such as a ditch or ravine.




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)
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 - Tornado Warning

UMD ALERT - Tornado Warning

A Tornado Warning has been issued for the UMD campus. The sirens will be activated. Seek shelter immediately, avoid windows. When additional information becomes available we will provide an update. Seek shelter immediately.

 

IF WALKING OUTSIDE:

* Go to the nearest building and proceed to the basement of the building. If there is no basement, go to the lowest level of the building. 


IF INSIDE A RESIDENCE HALL OR HOUSE:


*Go to the basement, safe room, or any lowest level interior room away from windows.


* Protect yourself from flying debris with a mattress and thick blanket, if available.


IF INSIDE A BUILDING:


*If you have a tornado drill in place for your building, proceed to your tornado shelter location quickly and calmly.


*If not, go to the  basement, safe room, or any lowest level interior room in the building. Stay away from windows and protect yourself from flying debris with a   mattress and thick blanket, if available.


* Do not go to large rooms such as a cafeteria, a gym, or auditoriums.



IF IN A CONSTRUCTION TRAILER:


* Abandon it immediately. Even weak tornadoes can cause major damage to trailers.


* Go to the nearest building and proceed to the basement of the building. If there is no basement, go to the lowest level. Stay away from windows.


DRIVING A VEHICLE:

* Do not drive into or near a tornado


* Do not attempt to outrun a tornado, they can change direction and speed quickly.


* Go into a building and go to the basement or the lowest level.


* Do not seek shelter under an overpass or underpass


* If no building is available, either get down in your car and cover your head, or abandon your car and seek shelter in a low-lying area such as a ditch or ravine.




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)
TitleIXcoordinator@umd.edu
ocrsm.umd.edu


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

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

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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 3 off campus robberies (weapon implied).  It is believed that the suspects have left the area.  Officers will continue to patrol the area.  If you see something suspicious call the Police.  Police continue to investigate these incidents.

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)
TitleIXcoordinator@umd.edu
ocrsm.umd.edu


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

COMMUNITY ALERT: Off-Campus Robbery (No Weapon)

COMMUNITY ALERT: Off-Campus Robbery (No Weapon)

Update:  The vehicle wanted in these incidents is described as a dark colored Volkswagon with a Maryland Tag of 5DH5117.  The passenger rear taillight was broken and brighter then the driver's side.  A weapon was implied but none was observed.  Continue to stay away from the areas and follow Police direction.  Officers from the University of Maryland Police and the Prince George's County Police Department are actively searching for the suspects. 


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)
TitleIXcoordinator@umd.edu
ocrsm.umd.edu

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

Robberies reported in the College Park area

Robberies reported in the College Park area Please click here to acknowledge receipt of this message

3 robberies have been reported in the College Park area. First incident occurred at Baltimore ave/Greenbelt Rd. The second incident occurred at Darthmouth Ave/Rhode Island Ave. The third incident occurred at Rossborough Ln/Baltimore Ave. The suspect vehicle is occupied by 5 males and is described as a 4 door dark color sedan with MD tags. Please avoid the areas and follow police direction. Police are on scene investigating.

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COMMUNITY ALERT: All Clear

COMMUNITY ALERT: All Clear

An "All Clear" has been issued for the report of shots fired that occurred in the 8300 block of Baltimore Ave. It is believed that the suspect(s) are no longer in the area. Officers will continue to patrol the area. Please continue to be aware of your surroundings, and if you see something suspicious, call 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 (Title IX)
TitleIXcoordinator@umd.edu
ocrsm.umd.edu


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

COMMUNITY ALERT: Report of Shots Fired Off Campus

COMMUNITY ALERT: Report of Shots Fired Off Campus

UPDATE: Witnesses reported seeing a silver sedan vehicle with tinted windows leaving the scene. The vehicle was last seen heading east on Navahoe Street. PGPD and UMPD are still investigating. Continue to stay away from 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)
TitleIXcoordinator@umd.edu
ocrsm.umd.edu

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

COMMUNITY ALERT: Report of Shots Fired Off Campus

COMMUNITY ALERT: Report of Shots Fired Off Campus

Report of gun shots fired off campus at the 8300 block of Baltimore Ave. PGPD and UMPD are investigating.  Stay away from 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)
TitleIXcoordinator@umd.edu
ocrsm.umd.edu

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 Community Notice - Off-Campus Attempted Burglary

UMD Community Notice - Off-Campus Attempted Burglary

**Community Notice**

The purpose of this e-mail 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 Attempted Burglary

OCCURRED: August 25, 2018/ Approximately 2:15 a.m.

LOCATION: 4500 block of Guilford Road, College Park, MD

PGPD CASE #: 18-0051629

BRIEF DETAILS:

On August 25, 2018, at approximately 2:34 a.m., the University of Maryland Police Department was notified by the Prince George’s County Police Department of an attempted burglary. The incident occurred in the 4500 block of Guildford Road, College Park. A female UMD student reported to police, that at approximately 2:15 a.m., a male stuck his head through an unsecured window. The student woke up and the male left the area in an unknown direction.

The Prince George’s County Police Department responded 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.

 

Remember to lock your windows and doors before you leave your residence and when you are in for the night.

 

If you have a home security system, set it.

 

Never enter your residence if you see that a door or window has been forced (or attempted) open. 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.

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

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

 

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

https://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 and Sexual Misconduct 

TitleIXcoordinator@umd.edu

http://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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