UB students, faculty and staff should contact the UBPD directly at 410.837.5520 in cases of emergency or to report suspicious activity.
We recommend adding this number to your mobile phone's speed dial function.
The UBPD is also providing stickers to display the number prominently on UB desk phones.
The University of Baltimore Police Department will launch a new building and campus security strategy in fall 2013. A pilot version of the strategy has been implemented in the Liberal Arts and Policy Building during the fall 2012 semester and will be extended to the William H. Thumel Sr. Business Center later in the academic year.
The UBPD 2013 Security Patrol Strategy:
The 2013 Security Patrol Strategy will provide a more active, mobile security presence by having uniformed security officers patrol all floors of campus buildings, rather than remaining stationary behind an entrance-level desk. The officers' rounds will also extend to the streets and alleys around campus. The practice is an expansion of the security protocol in place in the UB Student Center and, similarly, will utilize student liaisons to provide additional customer service, observation and reporting.
In addition, UBPD's police officers will be assigned focus areas as part of an intentional community-policing strategy. Officers will make regular rounds in their assigned buildings and the surrounding area. By assigning personnel to specific campus buildings, UB police can enhance their knowledge of and relationships with students, faculty and staff in their assigned areas.
The 2013 Security Patrol Strategy will also partner with the city to install security cameras along the Charles Street corridor. The UBPD will work with city police and community partners to share technology and access to security video to enhance safety throughout Mount Vernon, UB Midtown and the Station North Arts and Entertainment District.
Based on the current Student Center model, the 2013 Security Patrol Strategy will employ trained UB students as student liaisons, providing an additional component to building security and service.
Positioned at the building's front desk, these student liaisons will answer visitor questions, report maintenance issues, view security cameras and serve as the University phone operator. The student liaisons will be trained in collaboration with the UBPD and have direct radio access to the department.
Please note that only uniformed police officers of the UBPD are trained and equipped to deal directly with security issues; uniformed security officers and student liaisons serve in an observation and reporting role only.