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