Resources for Securing Your Safety
University of Maryland Police - (301) 405-3333
The University of Maryland Police Department is a professional law enforcement organization that employs over 100 dedicated men and women. The University of Maryland Police 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.
UMPD Non-Emergency Number and Police Escort Service - (301) 405-3555
The University of Maryland Police Department provides an escort service for anyone who feels unsafe when walking across campus. The escorts are conducted by the Student Police Auxiliary foot patrol program in which Student Police Aides (SPAs) patrol the campus on foot and on bicycles. If you would like an escort, please call the UMPD to request one at: 301-405-3555 (off campus) / 53555 (on campus). You may also use a blue light emergency PERT phone to call for an escort.
Phone: (301) 314-2222
Crisis Line: (301) 741-3442
Campus Advocates Respond and Educate (CARE) to Stop Violence provides free, confidential advocacy and therapy services to primary and secondary survivors of sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking, and sexual harassment while simultaneously empowering the campus community to prevent violence through educational presentations, events, and outreach activities.
The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in the United States. We're committed to improving crisis services and advancing suicide prevention by empowering individuals, advancing professional best practices, and building awareness. (Lifeline Website, 2022)
Trevor Project LGBTQ+ Youth Crisis Line 1-866-488-7386
The Trevor Project is the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) young people. They offer crisis support and advocacy.