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 • Serve the University Community; • Protect Life and Property; • and Enforce the Law.
UMDPS JURISDICTION • Primary Jurisdiction • Concurrent Jurisdiction • Extra-Jurisdictional Authority
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
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 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.
SECURITY OPERATIONS CENTER (SOC) • Monitor UMCP’s Video Security System • Review Post-Incident Video • Monitor Alarm Systems
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 • 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 • 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 • 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
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 is a Software Application Used to Send Emergency Alerts, Notifications, and Updates to Text Enabled Devices and/or E-mail Accounts
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 • 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 • 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
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
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 • 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 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!