Public Safety

The UMD Police Department is a professional law enforcement organization that provides a complete array of law enforcement and related services to our community of approximately 80,000 members, which includes a student population of approximately 40,000.

Our police officers are State certified in accordance with Article 41, Section 4-201 of the Annotated Code of Maryland and have all the same powers and authority as any other sworn police officer in Maryland; each officer is empowered by State law to make arrests, investigate crimes, and carry firearms. Furthermore, the University of Maryland Police Force is the primary agency responsible for policing property owned, operated, leased by, or under the control of the University of Maryland System.

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