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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

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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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I report an incident or suspicious activity?

  • For all emergency incidents, call 410 / 706-3333 or x711.
  • For all non-emergency incidents, call 410 / 706-6882 or x6-6882.

How do I use the escort services?

  • Call the Police Communication Operator at 410 / 706-6882.

What do I do if my ID or Access card is lost or stolen or is not working properly?

  • Report it to the University Police as soon as possible.
  • A new access card can be processed at the One Card Office or call 410 / 706-6943 for details.
  • For other card access questions such as your card not working properly call x6-6882.
  • On nights and weekends call 410 / 706-6882 or you can email dl-upcardaccess@umaryland.edu.

How can I recover lost or found property?

  • Be able to give a verbal or written description of the property.
  • Bring a valid Photo ID.
  • Claim your property within one year and 31 days of University Police having procession of the property.

How can I request University Police or Security for a special event?

How can I get information on weekly crime statistics and safety tips?

  • Call the Crime Occurrences and Personal Safety Line at 410 / 706-2677 (x6-COPS)
  • This line provides a weekly recorded update of campus crime statistics and personal safety tips.

How do I join the RAD (Rape Aggression Defense) Program?

  • Call 410 / 706-5548 for information about scheduled classes.
  • Call the Athletic Center to register at 410 / 706-3902.
  • If you have 10 or more women in your class or department and want to request a special time send a letter to: Assistant Vice President for Public Safety and Chief of Police Antonio Williams, University of Maryland Police Department, 214 North Pine Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201.

How do I obtain a copy of a Police report?

  • Call 410 / 706-6882 to make this request.
  • Please have your complaint number ready.
  • Fee: $20.00 (check or money order).
  • Staff Review must authorize release of reports.

How do I find out more about UM information as it pertains to the Students Rights-to-Know and the Campus Security Act?

The Student Right-to-Know and the Campus Security Act requires that the University of Maryland make readily available to its students and prospective students the institutional policies concerning campus security, alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. This information can be found in the University of Maryland, Police Department's "Safety Begins With You" and the Student Answer Book which is at the address: http://www.umaryland.edu/campuslife/vp/studentanswerbook/

Should you wish to obtain any of the information found in these booklets or the booklets themselves, please send your request along with your name, mailing address, and school name to:

Student Services
Attn: Student Right to Know Request
Southern Management Corporation Campus Center
Suite 302
621 W. Lombard St.
Baltimore, MD 21201

The UM campus crime statistics report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the University of Maryland; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus.

How do I look up Sex Offenders in Maryland?

There is a Maryland Sex Offenders Registry in Maryland that is maintained by the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services. Sex offenders can be queried by name and zip code.