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University of Maryland, Baltimore to Host National Night Out

August 1, 2018    |  

UMB’s Police Force and Community Engagement Center Team Up for Free Cookout; New Chief Set to Welcome Neighbors

WHO: Members of the University of Maryland, Baltimore Police Force (UMBPF) along with the university’s Community Engagement Center (CEC) and the West Baltimore Community

WHAT: National Night Out is a nationwide event that takes place every year on the second Tuesday of August. The event promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to strengthen relationships and promote a true sense of community. Millions of communities across the country participate in National Night Out annually with block parties, parades, cookouts, and various other community events.

WHEN: Tuesday,August 7, 2018

  5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: The University of Maryland Community Engagement Center

870 W. Baltimore St.

Baltimore, MD 21201

*Located on the lawn between the Community Engagement Center and the Maryland Proton Treatment Center*

INFO:  The UMBPF along with the CEC are poised to host a community cookout to celebrate National Night Out. The event will allow members of the West Baltimore community to meet and mingle with University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) faculty, staff, and students, as well as UMB law enforcement officials including the university’s new chief of police, Alice K. Cary, MS. Cary comes to UMB from the University of Oregon Police Department, where she served as patrol operations captain.

In addition to meeting university police officers, participants will get a first-hand look at the department’s policing equipment, including a police cruiser and Segway. Community members can also anticipate a special appearance by McGruff the Crime Dog as well as music and lawn games including cornhole and giant Jenga.

Free burgers and hot dogs will be prepared and served by UMB police officers and CEC staff. Soft drinks and water will also be provided. Participants are encouraged to bring their own chairs and blankets to the event.

Please Note: There is no scheduled rain date. In the event of a cancellation, it will be announced on Monday, August 6, 2018.

MEDIA: Please call ahead for parking information.

About the University of Maryland, Baltimore

Founded in 1807, the University of Maryland, Baltimore is Maryland’s only public health, law, and human services university, dedicated to excellence in education, research, clinical care, and public service. UMB enrolls 6,500 students in six nationally ranked professional schools — medicine, law, dentistry, pharmacy, nursing, and social work — and an interdisciplinary Graduate School. The university provides more than $40 million each year in uncompensated care to Maryland citizens, and receives more than $550 million in extramural research funding annually. For more information about the University of Maryland, Baltimore visit www.umaryland.edu.

For additional information contact: Jena Frick, Senior Media Relations Specialist

Phone: 443.388.0691 (mobile) 410-706-3514 (office), Email: jfrick@umaryland.edu

Join UMB’s police force and community engagement center for a free cookout in celebration of National Night Out! New Police Chief, Alice K. Cary, MS, will be there to welcome members of the community with games, music, and more!

Join UMB’s police force and community engagement center for a free cookout in celebration of National Night Out! New Police Chief, Alice K. Cary, MS, will be there to welcome members of the community with games, music, and more!