UMPD releases the 2019 annual Safety and Security Report and annual Fire Safety Report

The University of Maryland’s Police Department released its annual Safety and Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report Wednesday. 

The 54-page report consists of crime statistics comparing and outlining reported crime cases within the last three years. The report also includes security and safety resources for students and other members of the College Park community. 

Resources such as:

  • Emergency 911 Center

  • An Explosive Detection K9 unit 

  • Criminal Investigations Unit

  • Information Analysis Unit

  • Student Police Auxiliary

  • Building Security Services (BSS)

  • Crime prevention programs 

  • Safe Terp Trade Zone (On-line Purchase Exchange Area)

  • Closed-circuit video monitoring via our Security Operations Center

  • Blue Light Phones (PERT)

  • Automated License Plate Readers

  • Emergency Alert System (UMD Alerts)

  • UMD Guardian Safety App

  • ShotSpotter

  • AccuWeather 

UMPD’s Chief of Police, David B. Mitchell stressed the importance of safety within the College Park community.

“We have no greater priority than the safety of our students, faculty, staff, and visitors to our campus,” said Mitchell.

“A truly safe campus can only be achieved through the cooperation of everyone.” 

The report began as a result of the Clery Act, which is according to,  “a consumer protection law that aims to provide transparency around campus crime policy and statistics.” From this, colleges and universities must provide an annual security report (ASR) to all employees, students, and other members of the community every October 1.

The Annual Fire Safety Report, which was compiled by the Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management in the Department of Environmental Safety, Sustainability & Risk within the Division of Administration and Finance, details fire statistics for on-campus residence halls. It also includes a description of the systems that are in place in the residence halls. 

The 2019 Annual Safety and Security Report can be viewed here.

The 2019 Annual Fire Safety Report can be viewed here.