Events and Programs

The University of Maryland, Baltimore Police Department (UMBPD) holds year-round programs and events with our UMB community.

Many of our programs have been put on hold during COVID-19. We will continue to strive towards safe and innovative ways to connect with our community during the pandemic.

Local Events

R.A.D. Basic Physical Self Defense

six-week self-defense program with both lecture and hands-on activity. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Future dates TBA. 

Questions? Contact one of our R.A.D. Instructors: 

Sgt. T. Baker: 410-706-5356, tbaker@police.umaryland.edu
Cpl. S. Brown: 410-706-5547, smbrown@police.umaryland.edu
Sgt. R. Nicholson: 410-706-2586, rtnicholson@police.umaryland.edu
Security Supervisor A. Griffin: 410-706-5326, wgriffin@police.umaryland.edu

National Events

National Night Out

On the first Tuesday in August each year, the UMBPD welcomes UMB students, employees, and neighbors to our National Night Out event. This national community-building campaign promotes police-community partnerships that make our neighborhoods safer. 

Lt. Johnson having his face painted by children

Polar Bear Plunge

Every January, UMBPD officers join law enforcement partners from across Maryland for the Maryland State Police Polar Bear Plunge. Plungers jump into the frigid waters of the Chesapeake Bay to support Special Olympics Maryland. In 2021, we held a "virtual plunge" to stay safe during COVID-19. 

Chief Leone, Lt. Johnson, and PIO Morrell having water dumped on them

Kindertime Toy Drive

The UMBPD joins law enforcement agencies across Maryland to distribute toys to children in need during the holiday season. 

UMBPD Officers in Santa hats in front of a patrol vehicle

Special Olympics

UMBPD officers volunteer as medal presenters to Special Olympians at the Maryland Special Olympics at Towson University.

DEA National Rx Take Back Day

The UMBPD partners with the School of Pharmacy to collect expired and unused prescription and over-the-counter drugs. This program, through the Drug Enforcement Administration, helps to prevent drug misuse and keep drugs out of the wrong hands. Find disposal locations here

National Police Week

UMBPD officers honor our fallen brothers and sisters during National Police Week. Events are held in Washington, D.C. and Baltimore.