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The 2022 Annual Safety and Security Report and the Annual Fire Safety Report are Now Available

The 2022 Annual Safety and Security Report (ASR) and Annual Fire Safety Report (AFSR) are available for your review. 

The ASR provides safety and security resources and information to current and prospective students and their parents, as well as to faculty and staff members. Statistics comparing crime over the previous three years are outlined in the report. The ASR is a part of the effort to ensure that this collaborative endeavor is effective and is in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. The purpose of the AFSR report is to disclose fire safety policies and procedures related to our on-campus student housing and to disclose statistics for fires that occurred in those facilities. 

The Clery Act requires the University of Maryland to count and disclose crimes that occur within four general categories: criminal offenses, hate crimes, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) offenses and Arrests and Referrals for Disciplinary Action. Incidents reported occurred either on-campus, in non-campus buildings or property, or on public property that occurred immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The report also includes statistics on crime that occurred where university students stay while on university-sponsored travel, within the United States or abroad, and area crime reported to off-campus law enforcement agencies. Footnotes, which clarify where changes in reporting have resulted in a noticeable variance from previous years’ reports, are included in the interest of transparency.

As you review the ASR, please keep in mind that our community has options for reporting incidents that fall under the Clery Act. Incidents can be reported to police, Campus Security Authorities (CSAs), and/or confidential resources. Therefore, not all cases that were reported in the ASR were criminally investigated by law enforcement.  

Printed copies of the ASR may be requested through the mail or in person from the University of Maryland Police Department (UMPD), Pocomoke Building (007), 7569 Baltimore Ave, College Park, MD 20742 or by calling (301) 405-6399.

Printed copies of the AFSR may be requested through the mail or in person from the University of Maryland Department of Environmental Safety, Sustainability & Risk, Seneca Building, 4716 Pontiac Street, Suite 0103, College Park, Maryland 20742 or by calling (301) 405-3960.

We hope you will read the reports carefully and use the information to help foster a safer environment for you and for others within our community. Reviewing the information will increase your awareness, which will promote future action. 

David B. Mitchell

Chief of Police/ Director of Public Safety

University of Maryland Police Department

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University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742