The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) Police Department traces our lineage back to 1948. During our early years, we were known as security officers. Our official designation was changed to police officers in 1975.

Initially, our jurisdiction extended only to University-owned buildings and grounds. In June 1984, we signed an agreement with the Baltimore Police Department that gave us concurrent jurisdiction within the University boundaries, including the streets and sidewalks.

In June 1993, because the campus was growing, we signed a new concurrent jurisdiction agreement with the Baltimore Police Department that encompasses our current campus. This agreement gives us the same authority and power as the Baltimore Police Department.

The UMB Police Department has 60 sworn officers who are supported by 83 security officers, nine police communication officers, and eight administrative employees. 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

Our mission is to deliver quality crime control service that supports the University's mission of excellence in professional and graduate education, research, patient care, and public service.