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September 27, 2022   |  “I get to work with the best and brightest. I get to help put my own fingerprint on helping to develop future leaders,” chief says at swearing-in ceremony nearly one year into his tenure.

August 3, 2022   |  UMB Police Department and Community Engagement Center co-host annual community-building event.

July 28, 2022   |  David Laveist provides positivity and safety to the UMB community.

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June 7, 2022  |  The three-year agreement means UMB officers will soon be bringing home a paycheck in line with officers in other jurisdictions.

May 13, 2022   |  The UMB Police Department and Parking and Transportation Services work together to replace 167 lights on campus.

April 5, 2022   |  University community voted on the dog's new name: Poe.

March 25, 2022   |  UMB’s police chief raised nearly $11,000 for Special Olympics Maryland.

February 11, 2022  |  University of Maryland, Baltimore police and Baltimore youth from the Healing Youth Alliance learn from and help each other mend wounds, deliver care.

February 11, 2022   |  UMB Police Chief Thomas Leone and UMSSW Clinical Associate Professor Kyla Liggett-Creel, PhD, MSW, join President Jarrell to discuss UMB's visionary approach to healing-centered policing.

February 9, 2022   |  UMBPD takes swift action to address critical concerns.

January 22, 2022   |  Acting Sgt. Hazel Lewis serves as a member of the Community Outreach and Support Team (COAST).

January 11, 2022  |  University of Maryland, Baltimore Police Department and nonprofit HeartSmiles foster collaboration.

December 13, 2021   |  UMB Police Department Safe Ride driver Sheila Johnson provides a behind-the-scenes look at Safe Ride.

September 21, 2021  |  Interim Police Chief Thomas Leone is selected to lead the UMB Police Department.

August 25, 2021   |  National Night Out builds relationships between police and the communities they serve.

July 19, 2021   |  Community Outreach and Support Team wins the Maryland Chiefs of Police Association’s Exceptional Police Performance by a Unit/Team/Collaboration Award.

July 8, 2021   |  The Resilience Project provides UMB Police Department (UMBPD) officers with training and strategies to combat stress and trauma.

June 29, 2021  |  International Association of Chiefs of Police/Walmart Leadership in Community Policing Award honors police agencies for community-oriented practices.

May 18, 2021   |  How UMB responds when campus property is damaged or defaced.

May 12, 2021  |  Partnership between the UMB Police Department and Social Work Community Outreach Service (SWCOS) will focus on increased community outreach and support

March 17, 2021   |  The issue of food insecurity is real among students at the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB), with nearly one-third surveyed in fall 2020 saying they felt some level of uncertainty regarding their food supply.

January 27, 2021   |  Interim Chief Tom Leone, Lt. Matthew Johnson, and Public Information Officer Carin Morrell braved buckets of ice-cold water for this year's virtual Plunge Maryland supporting Special Olympics Maryland.

November 19, 2020   |  The UMB Police Department’s robust training and community outreach help the department earn recognition as the gold standard in public safety.

September 24, 2020  |  New president aims to “reimagine and reposition” UMB in response to COVID-19.

September 1, 2020   |  UMB Police Department provides safety tips for National Campus Safety Awareness Month.

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August 27, 2020  |  The UMB PAL Program moves its summer programming to a virtual setting in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

August 25, 2020   |  VA turns to police department’s Community Outreach and Support Team as a model for working with vulnerable populations.

July 20, 2020   |  UMBPD continues to be the model in progressive, community-oriented policing.

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February 3, 2020  |  UMB Police Department officers and staff dive into the icy Chesapeake Bay to raise money for Special Olympics Maryland.

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November 15, 2019  |  Community Outreach and Support Team recognized for its commitment to the University and West Baltimore communities

October 7, 2019   |  At UMB Police-sponsored symposium, leader of New York Police Department homeless outreach discusses his unit’s methods and results.

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August 21, 2019  |  Donated vehicles increase access to programs, field trips.

May 9, 2019   |  The University of Maryland, Baltimore Police Department (UMBPD) is getting ready to welcome a new four-legged officer to its team. In June, the department will debut its first resident comfort dog, joining the ranks of only two other university police departments in the nation with a comfort dog.

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February 1, 2019  |  The University of Maryland, Baltimore Police Force took part in the Maryland State Police Polar Bear Plunge, raising more than $3,000 for Special Olympics Maryland.

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January 23, 2019  |  UMB’s Police Force to Participate in Annual Polar Bear Plunge for the Maryland Special Olympics; New Chief Set to Be the First Acting Chief to Take the Plunge

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October 22, 2018  |  Officers from the University of Maryland, Baltimore Police Force pulled on aprons and hair nets to serve dinner at the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge of Baltimore.

October 17, 2018   |  October 17, 2018 | UMB Police Chief Alice Cary has put together a Campus Outreach and Support Team (COAST) in a program designed to promote safety and boost the force's community engagement efforts.

October 2, 2018   |  Personal safety was the focus when UMB staff members traversed the campus and city streets with UMB police officers during the first of five University Tours scheduled for Tuesdays this October.

September 24, 2018  |  UMB’s Emergency Services, Police Force leaders say relationships are key to success.

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September 17, 2018  |  West Baltimore children shared the spotlight with UMB police officers at the Black Cherry Puppet Theater through the Police Athletic/Activities League.

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August 10, 2018  |  Despite stormy skies, UMB’s National Night Out reinforced the relationships between the university's Police Force, Community and Engagement Center, and West Baltimore neighbors with a free cookout.

June 29, 2018   |  Learn more about Alice Cary, MS, who assumed command of the UMB Police Force on June 11, becoming the first female chief in the force’s 70-year history.

June 22, 2018  |  Chief Alice Cary, MS, leads a force of over 100 sworn officers and security officers.

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June 5, 2018  |  Alice K. Cary, MS, brings experience at city, state, and university levels.

January 26, 2018  |  The University of Maryland, Baltimore Police Force took part in the Maryland State Police Polar Bear Plunge, raising nearly $4,000 for Special Olympics Maryland.

August 25, 2017  |  Baltimore City Health Department and Police experts train UMB Police officers to use naloxone to prevent opioid overdose deaths.

May 26, 2017  |  UMB Pres. Perman hails Williams as a "powerful leader" and wishes him well

October 10, 2016  |  University of Maryland, Baltimore Police Force has begun hosting monthly events to engage with students, faculty and staff.

June 17, 2016   |  New procedures for UMB Alerts are available to the campus community.