University of Baltimore Police Community Policing
"Solving the Problems of Crime in Partnership with the Campus Community"
The University of Baltimore Police Department has adopted Community Based Policing in the furtherance of those tenets incorporated in the department's Mission and Value Statements, and the Law Enforcement Code of Ethics.
Community Policing is an organizational wide philosophy and management approach that promotes community, government and police partnerships; proactive problem solving; and community engagement to address the causes of crime, fear of crime and other community quality of life issues. Two of the core components of community policing are: Community Partnerships and Problem Solving. Community Partnerships are joint efforts between law enforcement agencies and their communities to address the significant crime and quality of life issues. Problem Solving is a process for analyzing a problem from several perspectives in order to seek the most thoughtful approach possible, which should also be the solution that is most likely to succeed.
Community policing provides the community with a:
- voice in how it will be policed;
- permanent resolution to reoccurring problems;
- stronger, safer and more friendly place to go to school and work;
- better understanding of police capabilities and limitations; and
- closer working relationship with the police and other governmental agencies
It benefits the Department by providing:
- a way to more efficiently and effectively use department resources;
- a way to be more responsive to the community;
- better intelligence about criminal;
- better communications; and
- more community support for Department programs
As a member of the UB community, you are our partner in maintaining a safe environment at the University. This "community policing" strategy is the foundation of our operation, and it enables us to work with you to ensure a secure campus at which you can pursue your personal and professional goals. With that in mind, I encourage you to serve as an extra pair of eyes and ears and to report anything suspicious to our department at 410.837.4444.
UB Police Department
1420 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, Md. 21201