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For Emergencies Phone
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

Armed Robbery on Campus

Armed Robbery / University-Related
November 19, 2014

University of Maryland, Baltimore Police report an armed robbery occurred on campus Wednesday evening. At approximately 6:15 pm Wednesday a School of Medicine staff member was running westbound in the 800 block of West Baltimore Street when he was confronted by two men, one armed with a handgun, who demanded his property. The victim surrendered his backpack, but before he could also surrender his purse, a passerby appeared and the two suspects fled. The suspects were last seen running northbound toward Fairmount Avenue in the alley between the Poppleton Garage and a construction site.

The suspects are described as black males, both approximately 5' 9" to 5'10" tall and wearing dark clothing. One of the suspects was wearing a dark ski mask.

Police urge you to walk in groups if possible, remain aware of your surroundings, and don't walk and talk or text. Surrender property if confronted. And report suspicious activity at 711 on campus, or 410-706-3333. Escorts are available on foot 24 hours a day, and by van during most hours. Call 410-706-6882 to arrange for a security escort.

Assault/Robbery on Campus
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.

The Baltimore Police Department Southern District is investigating an assault and robbery that occurred at approximately 8:50 pm on November 12, 2014. BPD reported to University of Maryland, Baltimore Police that a Johns Hopkins University student was walking southbound on the west side of the unit block of Martin Luther King Boulevard, between Baltimore and Lombard Streets, when he was confronted by two men who demanded his property. The victim refused to surrender his property and was beaten and robbed. The two suspects were last seen fleeing westbound on Hollins Street.

Both suspects are described as tall African-American males wearing dark clothing.

Police urge you to walk in groups if possible, remain aware of your surroundings, and don't walk and talk or text. Surrender property if confronted. And report suspicious activity at 711 on campus, or 410-706-3333. Escorts are available on foot 24 hours a day, and by van during most hours. Call 410-706-6882 to arrange for a security escort.

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Chief Williams


On behalf of the University of Maryland (UM) Police Force, I welcome you to our web page. The UM Police Force is a CALEA accredited police agency providing law enforcement services to the UM campus and surrounding communities. We are extremely proud of the fact that we are recognized as being the first accredited police department in Baltimore City.It is our hope that as you browse through our web site, you will learn about programs that support our community policing philosophy, career opportunities, programs that encourage participation, and about a police force that cares about the community it serves. I am proud to say that every police force employee is dedicated to providing for the safety and security of students, faculty, employees and guests who live, work, and visit our campus.

UMB Police Officers

  • Vested with full police authority under the Annotated Code of Maryland, Education Article, Section 13-601.
  • Have concurrent jurisdiction and enforcement authority with Baltimore Police.
  • Trained according to the guidelines established by the Maryland Police Training Commission.
  • Actively patrol on foot and in conspicuously marked police vehicles, 24 hours-a-day, 7 days-a-week.
  • For more information see our history.
  • Recruitment opportunity

UMB Security Officers

  • Personnel who monitor pedestrian traffic in and out of buildings, including screening for appropriate identification or University Photo ID.
  • Check parcels carried out of campus buildings and requesting to see the required Property Removal Form.

Police Communication Operators

  • Located at front desk of the Pine Street Police Station 24 hours-a-day, seven days a week for emergency or non-emergency situations. Monitor fire alarms and card access system.
  •  Emergency: x711 or 410 / 706-3333 (fire, assault, robbery, etc.)
  • Non-emergency: x6-6882 or 410 / 706-6882 (escorts, general information, lost or missing property, etc.

Criminal Investigation Division

  • University Police Detectives are assigned to this division.
  • Follow-up on reports if further investigation is required.
  • Conduct applicant background investigations of candidates applying for police and security positions. 

Fingerprint Requests:

  • Call 410 / 706-5547 or alternate 410 /706-5548 between 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM to setup an appointment.
  • Fingerprinting will be done from 10 AM to 1 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
  • By appointment only.
  • All parties must bring the following items with them prior to being fingerprinted: Drivers License/State Identification check availability of an officer.
  • Fee: $20 per card per person; payable by check, money order, or EUMB billing form. Checks can be  made payable to University of Maryland. Must bring a fingerprint card.
  • Police Report Requests: Call 410 / 706-6882 to obtain a police report. Fee: $20.00; check made payable to University of Maryland.
  • Hot Line for tips on crime: 410 / 706-4590.