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Crime Alert

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

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.

At this time there are no Crime Alerts.

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.

End of Crime Alerts

These crime alerts will repeat.

Safety Awareness

The concept behind our Safety Awareness services is to create an environment which will make it difficult for the criminal element to conduct business, and to create an atmosphere of awareness that reduces chances of becoming a victim.

The Safety Awareness Officer is assigned as a liaison between the UM Community and University Police. For more information about these programs, call 410 / 706-5548.

Safety Awareness Committee

McGruff, The Crime Dog

Operation Property Identification

Juvenile Outreach Programs

Community Security Survey

Crime Alerts

Rape Aggression Defense

Crime Prevention Tips

Victim/Witness Assistance

Sex Offenders Registry

New Employee and Student Orientation

Parking Safety Tips

Crime Occurrence Personal Safety Line

Terrorism Awareness Information

Safety Awareness Committee

  • Members: UM employees from various departments, representatives from Ridgeley's Delight Community and Baltimore Police also attend.
  • Meet with representatives from Public Safety the first Thursday of every other month to share safety information and concerns in an effort to remove the opportunity of crime in the community. See our news and events to see the dates, times, and place of upcoming safety awareness meetings.
  • If you have any safety concerns, contact a representative to discuss your concern at the next meeting.

Operation Property Identification

  • Provides the community with the use of an engraver to mark or inscribe personal items so that they that can later be identified in the event of a crime.
  • Excellent for home or office to engrave televisions, computers, and other equipment having a make, model, or serial number.

Community Security Survey

  • Safety Awareness Officer, or representative, will evaluate any location on campus to identify possible safety or security concerns.
  • Recommendations for solutions to security issues will be submitted for consideration.

Rape Aggression Defense

The University Police are taking a proactive stand on violence against women and children. The Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) system has received the Maryland Governor's Award of Merit because of its success.  RAD classes are taught by certified instructors from University Police and URecFit in a joint sponsorship. 

  • Training in the techniques for the prevention of becoming a victim of an attack and for defense.
  • A 65-page manual is issued which covers all the information about the program.
  • Receive a free lifetime return and practice policy.
  • RAD offers one-hour classes taught twice a week for six weeks.

RAD Classes are taught each Fall, Spring, and Summer.  For details call 410 706-PLAY.  The class is free for UM students, faculty, and staff, UMMC and STC staff, and affiliates of UM. The cost is $20 for all guests and the general public.

Victim/Witness Assistance

The Coordinator will:

  • Ensure compliance with guidelines of Annotated Code of Maryland, Criminal Procedure, Title 11 Victims and Witnesses.
  • Assist victims and witnesses with court procedures, emergency assistance, medical access, and victim impact statements.
  • Call 410 / 706-6882 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

 Every Crime Victim and Witness will:

  • Be treated with dignity, respect, courtesy, and sensitivity.
  • Receive emergency help as needed.
  • Receive notification of court dates or cancellation of those dates.
  • Be advised of law enforcement protection from harm that may arise because of prosecution and law enforcement efforts.
  • Be provided a waiting area apart from the accused.
  • Be informed of any available financial assistance or social service.
  • Be referred to the appropriate agency to receive help with financial problems that may occur as a result of becoming a victim or witness of a crime.
  • Be assisted with prompt property return.
  • Be informed of restitution procedures and information.
  • Receive speedy handling of the case in which involved.

 In addition, the following is available to victims and witnesses when requested in writing:

  • Progress of their case from the University Police and the State's Attorney.
  • The prompt return of property by the University Police.
  • To have a victim impact statement read at any hearing to consider temporary leave status or provisional release; and
  • Knowledge of when the convicted offender is scheduled to be released from prison or jail; or
  • Knowledge of when the offender escapes or receives a mandatory release from prison.

New Employee and Student Orientation

  • Presentations by Safety Awareness Officer on University Police's authority and its services.
  • Distribution of crime prevention literature with safety tips to help avoid becoming a victim.

Crime Occurrence Personal Safety Line

  • Phone: 410 / 706-COPS or 410 / 706-2677.
  • Recorded message of weekly updated crime statistics.
  • Recorded public safety message of any immediate threat to University Community.

McGruff, The Crime Dog

  • McGruff, The Crime Dog is a recognized symbol of crime prevention and safety. Available for attendance at events such as: Fallfest, R.A.D. KIDS, and other Juvenile Outreach Programs.
  • Available with the Safety Awareness Officer for the purpose of crime prevention education.

Juvenile Outreach Programs

  • Special programs aimed to reach children from various walks of life. The goal is to encourage them to stay in school and work towards a career.
  • Provides safety tips, lectures, and a tour of the Pine Street Police Station.

Crime Alerts

  • Community notification of criminal activity that may present a threat to the public's safety.
  • Alerts are posted at various locations throughout the campus by officers or safety awareness committee members.
  • Also alerts are posted via email and in the left panel of all our web pages.

Crime Prevention Tips

Prevent Laptop Theft on Campus

You can help prevent laptop theft and aid in their recovery by using some of the tips below.

  • Record the make, model, and serial number of the machine and any attached devices and return the completed warranty card to the manufacture.
  • Keep your laptop away from windows where a thief can quickly break the window and grab it.
  • Engrave your laptop or other device and this will lead police to you should your laptop be recovered. We offer free engraving - just call us at 410 706-1408 or 410 706-6882.
  • Backup your files.
  • Don't leave your laptop visible in an unattended vehicle even for a moment.
  • The doors to labs and office spaces should be secured whenever your laptop is unattended.
  • Be careful with your laptop in the library. Take it with you when you go to the stacks or use a cable lock.

 If your laptop is stolen:

  • Report it to us immediately and have your serial and model numbers ready to provide the reporting officer.
  • Immediately call your Internet service provider to change all passwords in email accounts if passwords are saved or otherwise appear in a file.
  • Nacomex USA will publish the serial number on a stolen computer registry. Buyers, insurers, and law enforcement can use this service to compare laptop serial numbers in their possession with those in the registry.

Lost-Stolen Bank Cards
Transaction on a card that had been reported lost or stolen by the cardholder. It will be probably come as a surprise that the greatest number of stolen bank cards were taken from glove compartments of parked cars. In fact, based on a sampling of 12,000 incidents of fraud in which a MasterCard or Visa was reported as stolen, 18% were stolen from the cardholder's vehicle.

Vying for first place as a source stolen credit cards is the workplace. The same study revealed that 17% of the 12,000 fraudulent used cards were stolen at the cardholder's place of employment, most often from a jacket or purse left unattended at the office, or from an unsecured locker. Another 10% of this same sample were cards stolen from lockers at recreation facilities such as squash clubs, golf courses, swimming pools and health clubs.

Somewhat surprisingly, 10% of the sampling indicated that cards were stolen by pickpockets, purse snatching, etc. While pickpockets are certainly not a new phenomenon, there would appear to be a recent increase in this form of theft. Subway stations, tourist attractions, sporting centers and crowded places generally are work zones from the light-fingered world, and their target is every bit as much the credit card as cash.

  • When you leave your vehicle, lock it and leave it empty. Remove all items of value. This could include: cell phones, electronic devices, CD’s, clothing, briefcases, sunglasses, and even accumulated loose change. Remember the glass in your vehicle is meant to easily shatter when struck. It provides little or no protection for any valuables you leave in the vehicle.
  • If you have used your cigarette lighter or auxiliary plug, make sure you replace the lighter and close the flap on the auxiliary plug before you leave your vehicle. Failure to do so could be a telltale to a potential thief that an item of value may be in the car.
  • If possible, park in a well-lit area. In a garage it is best to park away from stairwells.
  • Familiarize yourself with the locations of our security cameras and Blue Light Emergency Phones located throughout the Campus.
  • Report suspicious activity or persons to the Police.
  • When returning to your vehicle, have your keys ready as you approach.
  • Look inside your car before you unlock the door and get in, if you are concerned for any reason, simply walk past it and find help.
  • Leave the parking spot immediately after everyone is situated and seatbelts are fastened - don’t stay and write notes, balance checkbooks or talk on the phone.
  • Keep doors locked and windows up.

Sex Offenders Registry

  • 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.

Parking Safety Tips

  • When you leave your vehicle, lock it and leave it empty. Remove all items of value. This could include: cell phones, electronic devices, CD’s, clothing, briefcases, sunglasses, and even accumulated loose change. Remember the glass in your vehicle is meant to easily shatter when struck. It provides little or no protection for any valuables you leave in the vehicle.
  • If you have used your cigarette lighter or auxiliary plug, make sure you replace the lighter and close the flap on the auxiliary plug before you leave your vehicle. Failure to do so could be a telltale to a potential thief that an item of value may be in the car.
  • If possible, park in a well-lit area. In a garage it is best to park away from stairwells.
  • Familiarize yourself with the locations of our security cameras and Blue Light Emergency Phones located throughout the Campus.
  • Report suspicious activity or persons to the Police.
  • When returning to your vehicle, have your keys ready as you approach.
  • Look inside your car before you unlock the door and get in, if you are concerned for any reason, simply walk past it and find help.
  • Leave the parking spot immediately after everyone is situated and seatbelts are fastened - don’t stay and write notes, balance checkbooks or talk on the phone.
  • Keep doors locked and windows up.

Terrorism Awareness Information

Prompt and detailed reporting of suspicous activities can help prevent violent crimes or teroorist attacks. If you see suspicious activity, please report it. The links provided below provide methods for identifying and reporting suspicious activity that may be related to terrorism.

       Ready.Gov 
       Department of Homeland Security