Letters from the Chief to the Community

UMB Police Adds Dedicated Morning Service to Safe Ride Program

Dear Colleagues:

In response to some recent incidents, effective Monday, March 4, we are adding a new dedicated morning service to our Safe Ride program.

Now in addition to the UMB Police Force offering 24-hour walking service (Safe Walk) and van rides (Safe Ride) with a uniformed officer from 3 p.m. to 1 a.m., Safe Ride's new dedicated service will operate from 7 a.m. to noon.

The new dedicated service will be provided in the following areas:

  • Baltimore Street south to Washington Boulevard and Schroeder Street to Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Boulevard
  • Ridgely's Delight-Pratt Street south to Washington Boulevard, Greene Street to MLK

As part of the dedicated service, the UMB Police Force will be utilizing the marked Safe Ride van for the area west of MLK and the marked Dodge Durango patrol vehicle for the Ridgley's area.

UMB students, staff, faculty, and University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) personnel can request a van ride in the boundary area by calling 6-6882 on a campus telephone or 410-706-6882 (off campus). Riders are required to have a UMB ID or UMMC ID.

Your safety remains our top priority. We are confident that pro-active strategies, such as expanding the Safe Ride program, will allow us to respond to any situation or threat. For more on the Safe Walk/Safe Ride program, including boundaries, click here.


Alice K. Cary, MS
UMB Chief of Police

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