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TTD/TTY: 410 706-3416

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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.

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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University of Maryland Police Department

The University of Maryland (UM) Police Department can trace its lineage back to 1948. During their early years, members were known as security officers. Their official designation was changed to police officers in 1975.

Initially, the jurisdiction of the UM Police Department extended only to the University owned buildings and grounds. In June of 1984, an agreement was signed with the Baltimore Police Department giving the UM Police Department concurrent jurisdiction within the University boundaries, including the streets and sidewalks. In June of 1993, because of the expanding campus, a new concurrent jurisdiction agreement was signed with the Baltimore Police Department that encompasses the current campus. This agreement gives the UM Police Department the same authority and power as those of the Baltimore Police Department.

The Force has 56 sworn officers who are supported by 78 security officers, 7 police communication officers, and an administrative staff of 12. Newly appointed police officers undergo 750 hours of rigorous police training and a minimum of 18 hours of in-service training which is mandated by the Maryland Police Training Commission. 

It is the Department's mission to deliver quality crime control service that supports the University's mission of education, research, and service.

Pine Street Police Station

The Pine Street Police Station is located at 214 N. Pine Street and was built in 1878 as the new Western District Police Station that housed the Baltimore Police Department. It is now under the ownership of the University of Maryland, and the home of the University Police.                                                                                          



Community Outreach Police Station

Located on the south end of the campus at 700 West Pratt Street, the Community Outreach Police Station serves as an additional landmark where the community can get general information.