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711 or 410 706-3333.
TTD/TTY: 410 706-3416

Non-Emergencies Phone
x6-6882 or 410 706-6882.

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Campus Crime Alerts

In compliance with the "Timely Notice" provisions of the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998 the University Police are giving notice of an incident that was reported to have occurred.

Armed Robbery 100 Block North Greene Street
Campus Related
On October 6, 2014, at approximately 10:28 PM  a female nursing student was walking in the 100 Block of North Greene Street when she was approached by three African American males. One of the males produced a hand gun and took the victims cell phone, duffle bag and twenty dollars. All three supects ran South on Greene Street and then east on Fayette street. The student was not injured during this incident.
This incident is being investigated by the the University of Maryland, Baltimore Police Department and the Baltimore Police Department Central District DDU Unit.

Suspect Information
Suspect # 1 approximately 6 ft, wearing gray sweats, dark hoodie
Suspect # 2 approximately 6 ft, wearing gray sweats, dark hoodie
Suspect # 3 approximately 6 ft, wearing dark nylon sweat pants with a stripe

Safety Tips

  • Travel in groups
  • Utilize the campus escort van and shuttle
  • Be aware of your surroundings
  • Gife up your property and not your life

Attempted  Robbery 500 Block W. Pratt Street
On October 6, 2014, at approximately 7:45 PM, a female University of Maryland Medical Center employee was the victim of an assault/attempted robbery while walking in the 500 block of W. Pratt Street. The victim reported that an African American male came from between two parked cars and attempted to snatch her book bag from her back as she walked by. As the suspect grabbed her book bag the force use caused her to turn around where she was now facing the suspect. The suspect then grabbed the victims face by cupping her chin. No words were exchanged before the suspect ran east on Pratt Street. The suspect did not get the victims property nor was the victim injured.

Suspect Information
# 1 male, 5'9-5'10, 30-40 yrs, average build,wearing blue jeans, flannel shirt,dark hoodie

Safety Tips

  • Walk in groups
  • Use the campus escort or shuttle service
  • Pay attention to your surroundings
  • Give up your property and not your life

Update Information - Double shooting at Saratoga and Paca - not University related

Crime date and time:  September 21, 2014, at 11:18 PM
The victims of this crime, two males, have been identified and are not members of the UMB community.  Both are still being treated for their injuries at Shock Trauma.  Investigation shows that two shooters were involved and that both fled west on Saratoga Street toward Marting Luther King Jr. Blvd.
The Baltimore Police Department (BPD) is investigating this cirme.  Anyone with information is asked to contact the UMB Police at 410.706.3573. 
 
Suspect Information:
Both are black males, wearing dark clothing.

Shooting at Saratoga and Paca
On September 21, 2014 at 11:18 pm one male and one female were shot.  The victims were at the intersection of Saratoga and Paca when the incident occurred.  Both are recieving medical treatment at Shock Trauma.
 
Suspect Information:
The suspect is described as a thin black male wearing a grey and white stripped hooded sweatshirt.  The suspect ran south on Paca Street.

Safety Tips:

  • Travel in groups
  • Report suspicious activities
  • Be aware of your surroundings

Campus Safety Tips

  • Report any and ALL suspicious activity to the Police immediately.
  • Travel in groups when possible.
  • Avoid contact with unknown and suspicious people.
  • Utilize the Campus Shuttle & Public Transportation.
  • Be mindful of your surroundings and where to park
  • Don't use your cell or I-phone while walking.
  • Travel in well lighted areas.
  • Use the Department of Public Safety’s escort service by calling ext. 6-6882 from a campus phone or 410-706-6882.
  • Park in Well Lit Areas, Utilize Campus Parking Facilities.
  • Don't resist, "Give up your property-not your life".
  • Don't put yourself in the position to become a victim.

Anyone with information or having any knowledge of any incidents is asked to call the University Police Criminal Division at 410.706.3573.

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UMB Behavioral Evaluation and Threat Assessment (BETA) Guide

What is the BETA Team?
Campus Resources
BETA Team Contacts
FAQs
School Policies

UMB promotes a safe and secure environment for its students, faculty, staff, volunteers, visitors, and affiliate employees, and has a zero tolerance philosophy for threats and acts of aggression or violence. This guide was created to help members of the UMB community identify and report threatening, aggressive, or violent behavior. Developed in accordance with the UMB Behavioral Evaluation and Threat Assessment Policy, the guide also provides information on campus resources and contacts.

Threatening, Aggressive, or Violent Behavior:
Conduct (whether or not intended to be humorous) that is objectively or reasonably perceived by another as a threat, as violence, or as aggression.

Warning Signs:
Behavior that may precede or be indicative of violent behavior including, but not limited to, making threats of suicide or hurting one’s self, intimidating others, decline in academic or job performance, notable changes in personality or mood, and increased social isolation or alienation.

To learn more about how to identify violent behavior and its warning signs, and for information on campus resources, policies, and the Behavioral Evaluation and Threat Assessment Team, view the UMB Behavioral Evaluation and Threat Assessment Policy.

If you are a victim of, have knowledge of, or observe warning signs of threatening, aggressive, or violent behavior,
REPORT IT to the University Police.

What is the BETA Team?

UMB established the Behavioral Evaluation and Threat Assessment (BETA) Team to coordinate activities in response to reports of threatening, aggressive, or violent behavior. The BETA Team consists of appointed, standing representatives from various UMB offices and is chaired by a representative of the University police. Responsibilities of the BETA Team include:

  • Assess reports of threatening, aggressive, and violent behavior and develop a strategy and plan.
  • Act as a resource and liaison for UMB community members who report threatening, aggressive, and violent behavior and for school/department administrators.
  • Make recommendations to appropriate deans and University vice presidents, and/or their designees.
  • Coordinate BETA Team efforts with action under relevant UMB policies.
  • Regularly review strategies and plans, as necessary, for ongoing incidents.
  • Keep records of reports and actions to assess risk and to evaluate UMB response to threatening, aggressive, and violent behavior.

In addition to notifying University police, members of the UMB community may contact and consult with BETA Team members if they are a victim of, have knowledge of, or observe warning signs of threatening, aggressive, or violent behavior. 

Campus Resources

Emergency Dispatch
711 (campus phone)
410-706-3333 (off-campus phone)

University Police
410-706-6882

Employee Assistance Program
410-328-5860

Student Counseling Center
410-328-8404

Academic Affairs
410-706-1850

Employee and Labor Relations
410-706-7302

Student Health
410-328-1362
410-328-8792 (after-hours urgent needs)

BETA Team Contacts

Antonio Williams
Chief of Police
Asst. Vice President, Public Safety
410-706-7032

Roger Ward
Chief Accountability Officer
Vice President, Academic Affairs
410-706-1850

Wanda Binns
Manager, Employee Assistance Program
410-328-5861

James Baronas
Asst. Professor, School of Medicine
410-328-8792

Jamaica Cosby
Asst. Director, Employee and Labor Relations
410-706-7302

Marianne Han
Staff Attorney, Office of University Counsel
410-706-5353

Emilia Petrillo
Director, Student Counseling Center
410-328-8404

FAQs

  1. What is threatening, aggressive, or violent behavior?
  2. What are the warning signs of violent behavior?
  3. What should I do if I am a victim of threatening, aggressive, or violent behavior?
  4. What should I do if I see or know of someone displaying threatening, aggressive, or violent behavior?
  5. What should I do if I see someone display warning signs?
  6. What about behavior that occurs off campus or by someone affiliated with an off-campus site?
  7. What happens after I make a report?
  8. How do I refer someone to counseling?
  9. Will my report be confidential?

1. What is threatening, aggressive, or violent behavior?

UMB does not tolerate threats or acts of aggression or violence. Threatening, aggressive, or violent behavior is any behavior by a student, faculty, or staff member that is perceived by another as an act of aggression, violence or an indication that the person may commit such acts. Examples include:

  • Unwelcome, disparaging, excessively obscene, or other abusive language
  • Physically intimidating actions
  • Touching another person in an intimidating manner
  • Direct or indirect threats
  • Carrying a gun, firearm, or other weapon (see UMB Policy Prohibiting Weapons)
  • Throwing objects

2. What are the warning signs of violent behavior?

While there is no proven method to predict when someone might become violent, an individual can exhibit behaviors that might precede violence. The following are some warning signs that warrant attention and may require intervention and/or reporting.

  • Making threats (direct or indirect) of suicide or hurting one’s self
  • Making implied threats of violence to others
  • Fascination with or asserting ownership of firearms, bombs, or other weapons
  • Preoccupation with incidents of publicized violence
  • Intimidating others
  • Crossing professional and personal boundaries
  • Sudden or erratic agitation with others and/or blaming others when things go wrong
  • Recent and marked decline in academic or job performance
  • Notable changes in personality, mood, or behavior
  • Giving away personal possessions
  • Notable decline in personal hygiene and appearance
  • Abusing alcohol or other drugs
  • Social isolation or alienation

When attempting to identify warning signs, it is important to consider other factors such as tone of voice and level of familiarity with the person as well as situational contexts. Considering the context in which warning signs occur may help show the level of risk and, in some cases, reveal that more proactive efforts are needed to prevent potential violence.

3. What should I do if I am a victim of threatening, aggressive, or violent behavior?

  • Report the incident immediately to the University police. 
  • If needed, make an additional report to a BETA Team member or other campus resource such as the Student Counseling Center or the Employee Assistance Program.
  • If you feel you are at risk of continued violent behavior, discuss with the appropriate school or department administrator, and/or Employee and Labor Relations, about options available for leave, class or work relocation, transportation to and from work or school, a new parking assignment, etc.

4. What should I do if I see or know of someone displaying threatening, aggressive, or violent behavior?

  • Report the incident to the University police immediately.
  • If more assistance is needed, make an additional report to Employee and Labor Relations, the Employee Assistance Program, the Student Counseling Center, the Office of Academic Affairs, the appropriate school or department administrator, and/or a member of the BETA Team.

5. What should I do if I see someone display warning signs?

  • It is your responsibility to report warning signs to the appropriate school or department administrators or to UMB staff who are trained in evaluating such behavior.
  • Regardless of your own professional training and experience, if you see warning signs do not attempt to evaluate and respond without seeking assistance from UMB resources.
  • Warning signs may require a report to the University police depending on the number, frequency, and context.

6. What about behavior that occurs off-campus or by someone affiliated with an off-campus site?

  • Reports of threatening, aggressive, or violent behavior at an off-campus site or by persons affiliated with an off-campus site are subject to this UMB policy to the extent practicable in order to protect University faculty, staff, and students. 
  • UMB community members who are concerned that the behavior may lead to aggression or violence on campus or at an off-campus site must immediately make a report to the University police. A report should also be made to the security or police unit in charge of the off-campus site.
  •  When violent behavior by personnel of a UMB affiliate is reported, the University police will notify appropriate officials of the affiliate and seek cooperation to investigate and resolve the matter.

7. What happens after I make a report?

  • The University police and the BETA Team will meet to, if appropriate, conduct an assessment of the incident and develop a strategy and plan.
  • A BETA Team member will be assigned to act as a liaison for the person who reported the incident and the appropriate school or department administrator.
  • University faculty, students, or staff found responsible for threatening, aggressive, or violent behavior will be subject to appropriate administrative/disciplinary action up to and including expulsion for students, termination of employment for faculty and staff, and removal from UMB premises for volunteers and other guests.

8. How do I refer someone to counseling?

  • Encourage the individual to use the free and confidential services at the Student Counseling Center and through the Employee Assistance Program. If applicable, share that your experience using these services was positive.
  • Offer to help make the initial contact by calling or going with the person to the Student Counseling Center or Employee Assistance Program.
  • Document in writing (with date and signature) that you made the referral.
  • If the referral is to be mandatory, contact the appropriate school-based student affairs official or Human Resource Services.

9. Will my report be confidential?

  • The University understands the sensitive and serious nature of such reports and will take reasonable precautions to protect victims of threatening, aggressive, and violent behavior and those reporting such behavior.
  • While personally identifiable information gained by the University through a report is not confidential, reports and identities of involved University faculty, staff, and students will be shared with others only on a need-to-know basis, after an assessment of the severity of the matter, need for information, and time required to respond appropriately.
  • University faculty, staff, and students will be shared with others only on a need-to-know basis after an assessment of the severity of the matter, the need for the information, and the time required to respond appropriately.

School Policies

Each UMB school has established a student judicial policy and code of conduct. These policies outline the standards and expectations for student conduct and behavior on- and off-campus, assist students in understanding their role in the academic and professional communities, and establish procedures that ensure due process in the adjudication of complaints and concerns. By using the following links you can access the policy, or the student handbook containing the policy, for each UMB school:

Dentistry

Graduate

Law

Medicine

Nursing

Pharmacy

Social Work