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UMd to Expand Concurrent Police Jurisdiction, Student Code of Conduct Boundary

Recently, the University Maryland President has announced that the UMd will expand its concurrent Police jurisdiction into several neighborhood in College Park.

The new neighborhoods , where the UMd police will patrol include Lakeland, Crystal Spring, Calvert Hills, and the student housing high rises.

In addition to the expansion of police jurisdiction boundary, UMd’s student code of conduct boundary will also expand. Any City resident can now report to UMd’s student related incidents to the UMd’s Office of Code of Conduct.

In May 2013, the University of Maryland Senate voted to approve expansion of jurisdiction of the Code of Student Conduct into the residential neighborhood. Residents living in north College Park (or any other parts of the city) can report incidents involving UMd students to UMd’s Office of Student Conduct (OSC). Examples of these incidents include rioting, sexual assault, hazing, possession/use of weapons, illegal drug use and/or distribution, stalking, cyber-bullying, hosting large parties with, excessive noise, distribution of alcohol to minors, destruction or damage to property and assault.

A resident can report such incidents online here: http://www.osc.umd.edu/OSC/NonAcademicIncidentReferralForm.aspx . For our area, we can also report students related incidents to Prince George’s Police who can also report the incident to the Office of Student Conduct. As always, for serious crime incidents, please call 911. For loud noise incidents, residents can additionally call City’s noise hotline.

This is part of the University District Vision 2020 created by the CPCUP, which includes a major enhancement of public safety efforts in College Park, which, in cooperation with the Prince George’s County Police, includes the expansion of the role of the University of Maryland Police Department (UMDP) in the surrounding community. Additional new UMPD officers and vehicles will begin patrols in a wider area of College Park effective immediately, and the Code of Student Conduct will be in extended to the areas adjacent to the campus.

Next Monday, Monday, September 16, 2013, at 3:00 p.m., officials from the City of College Park, College Park City/University Partnership (CPCUP), and Prince George’s County will gather for an announcement and signing ceremony of the expansion of concurrent jurisdiction, expansion of the Code of Student Conduct, and deployment of more security cameras off campus.

The signing ceremony and program will be held in the Atrium on the first floor of the Adele H. Stamp Student Union. A reception will immediately follow the program. Complimentary parking will be available in the Union Lane Parking Garage located next to the Stamp.

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