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UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY. UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY (UMDPS). The Department of Public Safety is the University’s Police Department Full-Service Law Enforcement Agency 99 Sworn Police Officers (allotted strength)

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university of maryland department of public safety umdps
UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY (UMDPS)
  • The Department of Public Safety is the University’s Police Department
  • Full-Service Law Enforcement Agency
  • 99 Sworn Police Officers (allotted strength)
  • 24 Hours a Day / 7 Days a Week
  • Internationally Accredited (CALEA)
umdps mission
UMDPS MISSION
  • Serve the University Community;
  • Protect Life and Property;
  • and Enforce the Law.
umdps jurisdiction
UMDPS JURISDICTION
  • Primary Jurisdiction
  • Concurrent Jurisdiction
  • Extra-Jurisdictional Authority
umdps services
UMDPS Services
  • Police Services
    • Emergency Response
    • Routine Patrol
    • Criminal Investigations
    • Personal Safety Presentations
    • Hate Incident Response Reporting
    • Traffic Law Enforcement

UMDPS Rescue Vehicle on display at Maryland Day 2011

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UMDPS Services
  • Emergency Communications Center—911
    • Civilian employees who answer calls from the public, dispatch officers to calls for service, and operate the UMD Alert system.
    • 911 for Emergencies from campus phones
      • 911 from mobile phone will connect to PGPD
    • #3333 from Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile, Sprint Nextel, and ATT mobile
    • PROGRAM THIS NUMBER INTO YOUR PHONE
umdps services2
UMDPS Services
  • Auxiliary Division (SPAs)—(301) 405-5761
    • Student Police Aides are employees who perform a variety of

security-related functions for the University. Police Aides assist

patrol by providing escorts from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m.

  • Crime Prevention Unit—(301) 405-7032
    • Sworn police officers and civilian employees analyze crime problems, trends, and strive to create solutions to address these issues. Also help promote crime prevention through environmental design.
  • Building Security Services—(301) 405-3286
    • Civilian employees responsible for mechanical and electronic security hardware for all non-residential buildings on campus.
s ecurity operations center soc
SECURITY OPERATIONS CENTER (SOC)
  • Monitor UMCP’s Video Security System
  • Review Post-Incident Video
  • Monitor Alarm Systems
important info for students
IMPORTANT INFO FOR STUDENTS
  • UMD Alerts
    • alert.umd.edu
  • Shuttle UM Services- NextBus
    • transportation.umd.edu/nextbus.html
    • (301) 314 – 2255  Option 1  Enter five digit NextBus Stop Number
    • Text “NBUS UMD (NextBus stop number)” to 41411
    • NextBus DC/lite App for Smartphones
  • DOTS NITE Ride (301) 314 – NITE (6483)
  • UMDPS Walking Escorts (301-405-3555)
  • Blue Light Emergency Phones (300+)
new services
NEW SERVICES
  • M-Urgency
    • Available for Android 2.2 or higher phones and iPhone 4/4S
    • Use to contact police in emergency situations
    • m-urgency.umd.edu
  • Facebook page: University of Maryland Department of Public Safety
  • Twitter: UMD Public Safety @umpd
other um safety and security services
OTHER UM SAFETY AND SECURITY SERVICES
  • Security Gates – Student Police Auxiliary
  • Preferred Path to and from Metro
  • Community On Patrol
  • Threat Assessment Program
  • SARPP – Sexual Assault Response and Prevention Program
    • Advocate Crisis Cell Phone: (301) 741-3442 (advocate is available 24 hours during fall and spring semesters and 9am to 5pm only during winter and summer sessions)
crime on campus
CRIME ON CAMPUS
  • Unattended property theft is BY FAR the most frequently reported crime on campus
  • In the vast majority of all theft cases, the crimes are PREVENTABLE
    • Lock valuables
    • Do not leave property unattended
  • Crime statistics are available at www.umdps.umd.edu
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Notifications to University Community

There are five components to the UMDPS notification system:

  • UMD Alert—Text Messaging
  • Early Warning Siren System
  • Alertus Technology
  • Crime Alerts
  • Nixle Messaging

Urgent / Immediate

Timely / Non-Urgent / Non-Immediate

umd alert
UMD Alert

UMD Alert is a Software Application Used to Send Emergency Alerts, Notifications, and Updates to Text Enabled Devices and/or E-mail Accounts

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UMD Alert

ACTIVATED IN CRITICAL EMERGENCY SITUATIONS

  • Crime—When Imminent Threat to Safety Exists
  • Extremely Severe Weather
  • Hazardous Materials Situations

Students May Register for Text Alerts

http://alert.umd.edu

early warning siren system
Early Warning Siren System
  • Siren Tones
    • Loud enough to alert the entire University (exterior) and areas contiguous to the University where many in our community live and study
      • Emergencies: A steady tone will sound for at least three minutes
      • All Clear: One short blast will sound for less than 30 seconds
  • What Should I Do If I Hear the Siren?
    • Seek shelter and obtain further information
  • System Testing
    • The Early Warning Siren System is tested the first Wednesday of every month at 11:55 a.m.
alertus
ALERTUS
  • Located in 19 buildings around campus
  • UMDPS personnel can send messages out when there is an imminent threat to the public
  • Depending on the level and type of threat, a message may be displayed, lights may flash, and an alert tone may sound
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Campus Crime Alerts

  • E-mail and web posting
  • Sent to notify community of incident which poses a threat to the safety of University community members
  • Sent to all umd.edu email accounts plus anyone with an email registered with UMD Alerts
    • Umd.edu email users may not opt-out
  • A requirement of the Clery Act
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The Nixle messaging service is used by UMDPS to send alerts, advisories, community messages and traffic info

  • This is an Opt-In service
  • www.nixle.com
    • Subscribe to “University of Maryland Department of Public Safety”
    • Add “College Park” to your locations
pull out your phones
PULL OUT YOUR PHONES
  • Encourage your student to download M-Urgency
    • m-urgency.umd.edu
  • Like Us onFacebook: University of Maryland Department of Public Safety
  • Follow us on Twitter: @umpd

Emergency: 911

Emergency from Mobile: #3333

Non-Emergency & Walking Police Escorts: (301) 405-3555

NITE-RIDE: (301) 314-NITE (6483)

contact information
Contact Information

Emergency: 911

Emergency from Mobile: #3333

Non-Emergency: (301) 405-3555

UMDPS Web Site: www.umdps.umd.edu

Emergency Procedures:www.umd.edu/emergencypreparedness

IN AN EMERGENCY, SEEK INFORMATION FROM:

www.umd.edu 1640 AM Radio Station

(301) 405-SNOW (7669) 88.1 FM WMUC Radio Station

Campus Cable Channel 76 TWITTER: @UMPD

Questions?

Thank You!

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