The Department of Public Safety/University Police provides 24-hour police protection and responds to emergency calls occurring directly on the UMES campus and/or all locations leased/owned by UMES. UMES Police Officers are vested with full law enforcement powers and responsibilities. University Police Officers' powers are identical to the local police/sheriff in your home community. All UMES Police Officers have met the police training certification requirements of the State of Maryland . The officers receive their training at approved police academies. Additionally, they receive in-service and specialized training in first aid, firearms, defense tactics, legal updates, evidence gathering, traffic accident investigations, crime prevention and drug suppression operations.
The department is responsible for a full range of public safety services, including security concerns, crime reports, investigations, fire emergencies, traffic accidents, enforcement of laws regulating underage drinking, the use of controlled substances, weapons, and other incidents requiring police intervention.
In additions, we provide information on arrests and serious crimes to the Maryland State Police on a monthly basis to be included in the Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) Uniform Crime Report. The serial numbers of all vehicles and office equipment stolen from campus are reported nationwide through the National Crime Information Center (NCIC).