Public safety is a core component of quality of life, equally important to college students, employees, businesses, and permanent residents.

GOALS
ACCOMPLISHMENTS
2018 WORK PLAN
2017 WORK PLAN
COMMITTEE MEMBERS
2016 WORK PLAN



2020 VISION GOALS

College Park is safer — and perceived as safer — than most of the nation’s best college towns as well as those communities in the Washington, D.C., area where UMD faculty and staff currently live.


ACCOMPLISHMENTS TO DATE

  • Expanded UMD Student Code of Conduct throughout the City
  • Expansion of UMD Police Jurisdiction to more of the City
  • Public Safety Cameras implementation (55 cameras city-wide)
  • County Nuisance Board implemented
  • Pilot Public Safety Ambassador Program Launched


2018 Work Plan

  • Review City’s Public Safety and Police Services Study: The study will be available in early 2018, and the committee will review the consultant’s recommendations around policing and other public safety initiatives. This could lead to further collaborations or safety opportunities. Partnership supporting, City leading.
  • Review and support City camera plan: Work with the City to increase cameras city wide per the City’s current camera plan, including covering major intersections and pedestrian walkways. Depending on the Public Safety study outcome, the City may explore alternative deployment strategies and funding opportunities. Partnership supporting; City leading.
  • Public Safety Ambassador Pilot Program: Depending on the Public Safety study outcome and the interest from both the City and University, the Partnership may pursue direct funding sources to reinstate the program, while exploring long-term sustainability and expansion. If funding is not found, however, the Partnership may discontinue the program. Partnership leading and supporting; University leading and supporting, City supporting.
  • Community of responsibility: Collaborate with City, University and County on efforts to create a greater community of responsibility. Work with the City, University, and other stakeholders on initiatives they are leading. Partnership promoting and supporting. City and University leading.
  • Review UMD Code of Conduct and Concurrent Police Jurisdiction areas: Continue to review to understand the effectiveness of both initiatives. Partnership supporting.
  • CPTED Analysis for Trolley Trail: Assist the City (and engage with Riverdale Park, Hyattsville, Park and Planning, and the County, as needed) in implementing recommended safety improvements identified in the USDOJ Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design analysis. Partnership supporting and promoting.
  • Neighborhood disturbances: Work together with City, University, County, and State on policies that can reduce neighborhood disturbances. Partnership supporting. City and University leading.


2017 Work Plan

  • Public Safety Ambassador Pilot Program: Continue the pilot program and explore its expansion. Continue to pursue direct funding sources for the program and long-term sustainability. Partnership leading and supporting; University also leading, City supporting.
  • Review and implement camera plan: Work with the City to increase cameras city wide per the City’s current camera plan, including covering major intersections and pedestrian walkways. Explore alternative deployment strategies and funding opportunities. Partnership supporting; City leading.
  • Community of responsibility: Collaborate with City, University and County on efforts to create a greater community of responsibility. Partnership promoting.
  • Review UMD Code of Conduct and Concurrent Police Jurisdiction areas: We will continue to review both to understand the effectiveness of both initiatives. Partnership supporting.
  • Review City Contract Police Program: The committee will review a report from the City Manager’s office on this after a Public Safety and Police Services Study survey is complete. Partnership supporting.

2016 Committee Members

Chair: Steve Brayman
Partnership Board members: Carlo Colella and Steve Brayman
City Council members: Fazlul Kabir and Stephanie Stullich
University: Chief Mitchell and Andrea Goodwin
City: Bob Ryan and Nick Brennan (Neighborhood Watch)
County: Major Bill Alexander (PGPD Commander) and Angela D. Alsobrooks (or someone representing the State’s Attorney’s office)
State: Delegate Ben Barnes
Students: SGA President
Ex-Officious: Jim Rosapepe, Carlo Colella, Patrick Wojahn, Dannielle Glaros, Mary Lehman, Scott Somers, SGA Representative, GSG Representative


2016 Work Plan

  • Public Safety Ambassador Pilot Program: Work with UMPD and City of College Park Department of Public Services to implement the pilot program – and evaluate it when the pilot ends, with the hope of expanding it. Continue to pursue funding sources for the program.
  • Review and implement camera plan: Work with the City to increase cameras city wide to cover major pedestrian walkways.
  • Community of responsibility: Collaborate with community stakeholders to develop strategies to effectively create a community of responsibility for the University of Maryland’s students, the residents of College Park and Prince George’s County, public safety agencies, and others.
  • Review Code of Conduct and Concurrent Police Jurisdiction areas: We will continue to
    review both to understand the effectiveness of both initiatives.
Public Safety Committee

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