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Campus Safety

UMBC Police Department

Between keeping up with academics and your social life, it can be tempting to put concerns about your personal safety on the back burner. While UMBC is generally a safe campus, we are not a sanctuary from crime or accidents. Residential Life staff works with the UMBC Police and other campus offices to reduce risks to your personal safety and security. Like anywhere else in the world, personal safety is largely dependent on your preventive and precautionary efforts.

The UMBC Police Department publishes material in the form of lectures, films, bulletins, crime alert posters, brochures, and university staff and student newspapers about various topics which include police services, general crime operations, rape awareness, and sexual assault. UMBC Police Officers are available to give presentations on these topics. For more information, please check out their website at

Contacting UMBC Police

In Case of Emergency: For immediate responses dial x55555

Emergency Phones: There are emergency phones installed around the campus along sidewalks and buildings. Look for a telephone with a blue light above it. These phones connect directly to our department. Click here to see the location of these phones.

Emergency Text Alerts: Sign up for UMBC Emergency Text Alerts

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