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UMD Community Advisory 12/03/2022

**Community Advisory**

The purpose of this e-mail is to make you aware of an incident that occurred off-campus near the University of Maryland, College Park campus. The following is a synopsis of an incident reported to the Prince George's County Police Department.

INCIDENT:                 Off-Campus Indecent Exposure

OCCURRED:              December 3, 2022 (Saturday)/ Approximately 5:15 p.m.

LOCATION:               7400 Block of Princeton Avenue, College Park, Maryland

PGPD CASE #:           220058952

BRIEF DETAILS:

On December 3, 2022, at approximately 5:33 p.m., the University of Maryland Police Department was notified of an off-campus indecent exposure that occurred at approximately 5:15 p.m. A woman reported to the Prince George’s County Police Department that she was inside her residence, when someone knocked on her door. The woman answered the door and was greeted by two men. One of the men was holding a pizza box and asked if someone ordered a pizza. The woman said no, and the man exposed himself. Both men then left the residence and were last seen heading towards College Avenue.  

The suspects are described as follows:

  • White man with short brown hair and was wearing black sunglasses. He was wearing a dark color shirt and either plaid or flannel pants. He is between 5’ 10” and 6’ tall and was holding a pizza box.
  • White man with short hair, wearing a dark color shirt, light color pants, and dark color shoes.

The Prince George's County Police Department is investigating this incident.

Individuals with any information regarding this incident or the possible identity of the suspects are encouraged to contact the Prince George’s County Police Department (911 or 301-352-1200).

When available for release, additional information, including updated description of suspects, may be obtained by accessing the "UMD Safety Notice" portion of our web site: http://universityofmarylandpolice.com/stats/safety_notices.cfm  and http://umpdnews.umd.edu/

Safety Tips: 

If you observe suspicious activity or behavior, contact the police immediately by calling 911 or 301-405-3333.

Stay alert and attuned to people and circumstances around you. Trust your instincts. They are a natural gift that tells you when something is wrong. 

The University of Maryland Police Department provides a walking escort service for anyone who feels unsafe when walking on or near campus. If you would like a walking escort, please call to request one at 301-405-3555. You may also use a blue light emergency phone to call for an escort.

See Something, Say Something!

Be Smart, Be Safe!
 

Safety Resources:

University of Maryland Police Department

Emergency Number 301-405-3333/ 911

UMD Guardian (Mobile Campus Safety App)

Download the UMD Guardian app through the Google Play store or the Apple App Store. You can create a virtual safety escort or you can text a tip to UMPD.

Prince George's County Police Department

911 from mobile phone / 301-352-1200 (non-emergency) / 911

NITE Ride

301-314-6483

http://www.transportation.umd.edu/niteride.html

Help Center (Peer Counseling & Crisis Intervention)

301-314-4357

helpcenterumd.org

Counseling Center

301-314-7651

http://counseling.umd.edu/

Campus Advocates Respond and Educate to Stop Violence (CARE)

301-741-3442

http://www.health.umd.edu/care

Health Center

301-314-8180

http://www.health.umd.edu/

Office of Civil Rights and Sexual Misconduct

301-405-1142 

TitleIXcoordinator@umd.edu

http://www.umd.edu/ocrsm/

UMD Alerts

https://alert.umd.edu

Sent by email via UMD Alerts to UMD Students/Faculty/Staff

 
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The Truth About Holiday Spirits

Thank You for Your Service, and Congratulations

Please join us in congratulating Major Philip Tou!

He retires from the University of Maryland Police Department today, after serving the University of Maryland Community for 30 years.

His knowledge of law enforcement knows no bounds, and he willingly shares his knowledge and brings together his professional associates to exchange information and advance the profession. 

In recognition of Major Tou’s retirement, Chief Mitchell has issued a Proclamation:

Whereas, Major Tou has proudly and meritoriously served this agency and the University community since his hire in 1991 as a Student Police Aide;

Whereas, Major Philip Tou has served with distinction at every sworn rank, willingly accepting an ever-increasing level of responsibility and improving each command as he has ascended;

Whereas, Major Tou has served as a boundless source of intelligence pertaining to the agency and this community;

Whereas, on assignments with regional service teams and professional associations, Major Tou has proudly represented the University of Maryland Police Department through challenge, adversity, and tragedy; and

Whereas, through his calm and even comportment and high moral character, Major Tou has been a constant and reliable leader within the agency for over three decades;

it is the duty, honor, and privilege of the University of Maryland Police Department to recognize Major Philip Tou on the occasion of his retirement after thirty-one years of outstanding performance.

We hope that the memories of your three decades among us – and leading us -- will always make you smile. 

Congratulations from your family at the University of Maryland Police Department.

Toys For Tots 2022

    

 

The University of Maryland Police Department and Maryland Athletics are partnering up for the annual Toys for Tots drive.

Fans attending the December 4, Women’s Basketball against Nebraska and/or the Men’s Basketball against Nebraska on December 14, can donate a new, unwrapped children’s toy.

If you are unable to attend the games but would still like to donate, you can drop off a new, unwrapped children’s toy at the Pocomoke Building (7569 Baltimore Avenue/Between Target and Fraternity Row) until December 14, 2022. Once inside the lobby, go to the Service window on your left and let the person know you are dropping off a toy for Toys for Tots.

We can also swing by your building to pick up your donation if that is easier. Email Lt. Rosanne Hoaas at rhoaas@umpd.umd.edu to schedule a pick up.

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UMD Advisory 11/21/2022

INCIDENT:                Indecent Exposure

OCCURRED:             November 21, 2022 (Monday)/ Approximately 3 a.m.

LOCATION:              Regents Drive at Campus Drive, College Park, Maryland

UMPD CASE #:         2022-90037

BRIEF DETAILS:

On November 21, 2022, at approximately 3:12 a.m., the University of Maryland Police Department received a report of an indecent exposure that occurred at approximately 3 a.m.

A woman (student) reported to police that she was walking in the area of Regents Drive at Campus Drive, when a white vehicle approached her. The vehicle stopped and a man who was driving the vehicle engaged in conversation with her. The man then exposed himself. The victim left the area and called police.

Our Criminal Investigations Unit is investigating this incident. Anyone with information regarding this incident, or the possible identity of suspect, is encouraged to contact us. Please call us at 301-405-3555 or you can email investigations@umpd.umd.edu . Individuals wishing to remain anonymous, may submit a tip at   http://www.umpd.umd.edu/contact/submit_tip.cfm

When available for release, additional information, may be obtained by accessing the "UMD Safety Notice" portion of our web site: http://universityofmarylandpolice.com/stats/safety_notices.cfm and http://umpdnews.umd.edu/home

Safety Tips:

If you observe suspicious activity or behavior, contact the police immediately by calling 911 or 301-405-3333 or via the UMD Guardian app.

Stay alert and attuned to people and circumstances around you.

Trust your instincts. They are a natural gift that tells you when something is wrong.

See Something, Say Something!

Be Smart, Be Safe!

Download the UMD Guardian app through the Google Play store or the Apple App Store. You can create a virtual safety escort or you can text a tip to UMPD.

The University of Maryland Police Department provides a walking escort service for anyone who feels unsafe when walking on or near campus. If you would like a walking escort, please call to request one at 301-405-3555. You may also use a blue light emergency phone to call for an escort.

Safety Resources:

University of Maryland Police Department

Emergency Number 301-405-3333 / 911

Prince George's County Police Department

911 from mobile phone / 301-352-1200 (non-emergency) / 911

UMD Police Walking Escort

Non-Emergency: 301-405-3555

NITE Ride

301-314-6483

http://www.transportation.umd.edu/niteride.html

Help Center (Peer Counseling & Crisis Intervention)

301-314-4357

https://helpcenterumd.org/

Counseling Center

301-314-7651

http://counseling.umd.edu/

Campus Advocates Respond and Educate to Stop Violence (CARE)

301-741-3442

http://www.health.umd.edu/care

Health Center

301-314-8180

http://www.health.umd.edu/

Office of Civil Rights and Sexual Misconduct (OCRSM)

301-405-1142  

TitleIXcoordinator@umd.edu

https://ocrsm.umd.edu/

UMD Alerts

https://alert.umd.edu

Sent by email via UMD Alerts to UMD Students/Faculty/Staff

Sent by University of Maryland Police Department
University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742

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