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Dear Campus Community,

Today we were notified of two bear sightings on our campus, both near the Elkton Hall area. Callers reported the information to the Natural Resources Police Department on June 12, 2016. We want to share with our campus community what you can do if you see a bear.

Safety Tips:

Never feed bears.

Don’t panic and don’t approach it.

Back away slowly.

If you are outside, go to the closest building and go inside.

Most bears fear people and will leave when they see you.

If a bear growls, snaps its jaws, slaps the ground or brush, or bluff charges: you are too close.

Once you are in a safe location, call police right away. To find out more information on how to be prepare in the event of a bear sighting, visit

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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: June 13, 2016/ Approximately 7:15 p.m.

LOCATION:  8300 block of Baltimore Avenue, College Park, MD

PGPD CASE #: PP16061300002088

On June 13, 2016, at approximately 11:08 p.m., UMPD was notified by the Prince George’s County Police Department of an off-campus robbery. The male victim (no affiliation) was exiting his vehicle when he was approached by an individual. The individual demanded the victim’s property. The suspect took the victim’s property and left the area.

The suspect is described is a black male, between 16 and 18 years of age, between 5’5” and 5’7”, and short hair. Wearing a Chicago Bulls jersey, green cargo shorts, and had a red bicycle.

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 and submit a tip online. Email address is:

Additional information, when made available by the Prince George's County Police, may be found on our website at

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:  and

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)


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





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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.

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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


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