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UMD Advisory: UMD Closed

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UPDATE: The University of Maryland, College Park is closed, Friday, March 2, 2018, due to inclement weather.

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UMD Advisory: UMD Delayed Opening

UMD Advisory: UMD Delayed Opening

The University of Maryland, College Park will open late at 12 noon, Friday, March 2, 2018, due to inclement weather.

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UPDATE to Campus Safety Notification Message

UPDATE to Campus Safety Notification Message

Dear Campus Community,

 

I am writing this evening to provide an update to the message I sent earlier today regarding the threat made against our officers at the University of Maryland Police Department.

 

Mr. Sulkowski has been released on his own recognizance from the Department of Corrections and will have an upcoming trial in Prince George’s County, Maryland.

 

This is a reminder that Mr. Sulkowski has been issued a denial of access to all University of Maryland, College Park buildings and grounds. If you see Mr. Sulkowski on our campus, please call UMPD at 301-405-3333, #3333 from your cell phone, or 911 immediately.

 

Our Officers will continue to patrol the campus community with their rear red and blue lights on for increased visibility. We have over 400 cameras on and off campus that our Security Operation Center monitors 24/7, 365 days a year. We have over 300 blue light phones on our campus - by hitting the red emergency button, the caller will be put in direct contact with a UMPD Dispatcher.

 

As always, we offer walking safety escorts that can be requested at any time of the day. An Officer or a member of our Student Police Auxiliary unit will meet you at your current location and walk with to your destination. Again, this service is available 24/7, 365 days a year, and is free. To request a walking escort, call 301-405-3555.

 

We encourage members of our UMD community to download the UMD Guardian Safety App . This can serve as a virtual walking escort service, automatically contacting UMPD if you do not arrive at your expected destination. Additionally, by downloading the UMD Guardian app, you can text a tip to UMPD and have the ability to include a photo.

 

Lastly, if you notice an individual that is behaving in a manner that is unsettling, please call the University of Maryland Police Department (UMPD) right away so an investigation can begin. We are here as a resource for keeping our community safe. If You See or Hear Something, Say Something. Together, we can all keep our community safe

 

 

 

David B. Mitchell

 

Chief of Police/ Director of Public Safety

 

University of Maryland Police Department

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Campus Safety Notification Message

Campus Safety Notification Message

Dear Campus Community,

 

I am writing today to inform you of a safety threat that was made to our community, for which a suspect is now in custody.

 

On February 23, 2018, at approximately 11:30 a.m., the University of Maryland Police Department (UMPD), Criminal Investigations Unit, received a complaint regarding concerning behavior from an individual. The reporting person told police that this individual made statements that he was applying for firearms and waiting for the background check. The individual continued to state he had access to firearms and he was going to shoot UMPD police officers.

 

Due to the statements made by the individual, our Criminal Investigations Unit applied for and obtained an arrest warrant for Ryan Matthew Sulkowski, 21-year-old male, from Baltimore Maryland, for making the threat of assault against UMPD officers.

 

In the early morning hours of February 25, 2018, the Baltimore County Police Department took Ryan Matthew Sulkowski into custody and was charged with the following:

 

One count of CR 3-1001 Threat of Mass Violence – A person who violates this section is guilty of the misdemeanor of making a threat of mass violence and on conviction is subject to imprisonment not exceeding 10 years or a fine not exceeding $10,000 or both.

 

One count of ED 26-101 School: Disturb Operation - Any person who violates any provision of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction is subject to a fine not exceeding $2,500, imprisonment not exceeding 6 months or both.

 

Currently, Mr. Sulkowski is in custody and is being held on a no bond status.

 

Based upon this information, the University of Maryland Police Department deployed resources and took several precautionary safety measures.

 

We commend the reporting person in this case who came forward and reported to police. As a reminder, If You See or Hear Something, Say Something. If you notice an individual that is behaving in a manner that is unsettling, please call the University of Maryland Police Department (UMPD) right away so an investigation can begin.

 

 

David B. Mitchell

 

Chief of Police/ Director of Public Safety

 

University of Maryland Police Department

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**UPDATE from the Armed Subject Alert that was sent Earlier Today**

**UPDATE from the Armed Subject Alert that was sent Earlier Today**

**UPDATE from the Armed Subject Alert that was sent Earlier Today**

 

OCCURRED:             February 20, 2018/ Approximately 11:55 a.m.

LOCATION:              Annapolis Hall

UMPD CASE #:         2018-11905

BRIEF DETAILS:

 

On February 20, 2018, at approximately 12:01 p.m., the University of Maryland Police Department received a call about a female armed with a handgun that was in a holster, possibly with a badge, at Annapolis Hall. As officers searched for the individual, UMPD received a call from a female who informed us that she was the person we were seeking from Annapolis Hall. Officers met with the female at the College Park Shopping Center. It was determined that she was an off-duty officer from another law enforcement agency and her clothing had shifted which exposed her handgun without her knowledge. The female was on campus conducting personal business and posed no threat to our community.

 

We commend the caller who brought this situation to our attention. Remember, if you see something, say something.


Safety Tips:

The University of Maryland Police Department provides a walking escort service for anyone who feels unsafe when walking on or near campus. If you would like a walking escort, please call to request one at 301-405-3555. You may also use a blue light emergency phone to call for an escort.

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!

 

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

 

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

ocrsm.umd.edu

 

UMD Alerts

https://alert.umd.edu

 

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COMMUNITY ALERT: All Clear

COMMUNITY ALERT: All Clear

Officers have located the individual in question from Annapolis Hall incident. The individual has been interviewed. Threat no longer exists.

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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UMD ALERT - Armed subject reported

UMD ALERT - Armed subject reported

UMPD is on scene of a report of a white female, blue jeans, reported to be armed with a handgun in a holster, possibly with a badge at Annapolis hall. Officers are investigating this incident. The individual has reportedly left the scene. Stay away from the area.

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

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A Message from UMPD Regarding Yesterday’s Tragic Event in Florida

A Message from UMPD Regarding Yesterday’s Tragic Event in Florida

Dear Campus Community,

Yesterday’s horrific incident in Parkland, Florida is a sobering reminder that such incidents continue to happen and often lead to more questions than answers. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School community.

Currently, there are no active threats toward our campus. It is extremely important to remember that, If You See Something, Say Something.  If you notice an individual that is behaving in a manner that is unsettling, please call the University of Maryland Police Department (UMPD) right away so an investigation can begin. Furthermore, UMPD remains vigilant all day, every day, to protect our campus from harm.

This campus has a Behavior Evaluation and Threat Assessment (BETA) Team, which evaluates reports about students who appear to be concerning, disruptive, or threatening. For more information, please visit https://studentaffairs.umd.edu/staff-faculty/beta-team .

While UMPD trains for active shooter incidents, our students, faculty and staff must also be prepared. If you find yourself in the middle of an active shooter event, your survival may depend on whether or not you have a plan. The plan doesn't have to be complicated. There are three things you can do that make a difference: RUN. HIDE. FIGHT. To learn more about these three steps, I urge you to you watch Run. Hide. Fight. Surviving An Active Shooter Event video.

Our instructors are available to meet with your division, department, or student group, to talk more about active shooter preparedness.  To request a presentation, please contact Captain Ecker at kecker@umpd.umd.edu

As always, I ask that you register your cell phone with UMD Alerts and download the UMD Guardian Safety App. Simply visit https://www.alert.umd.edu/ to register your cell phone and you will receive text messages from UMPD in the event of an emergency. By downloading the UMD Guardian app, you can text a tip to UMPD and have the ability to include a photo.

Both resources are free and help when seconds count in an emergency.

 

David B. Mitchell

Chief of Police/ Director of Public Safety

University of Maryland Police Department

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COMMUNITY ALERT: All Clear

COMMUNITY ALERT: All Clear

An "All Clear" has been issued for the carjacking at the gas station at Baltimore Ave and Guilford Rd. UMPD officers will continue to maintain a presence in the area. Prince George's County Police Department will continue to investigate.

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


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COMMUNITY ALERT: UPDATE Carjacking

COMMUNITY ALERT: UPDATE Carjacking

Officers continue to canvas the area for the black Audi Q5 Maryland tag 5BY9917 and will maintain a presence in the area. Stay away from the area.  Additional information will be provided when 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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