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University Police

Reporting Crimes & Emergencies

All Frostburg State students, faculty, staff, and visitors are encouraged to make prompt and accurate reports to the University Police if they are victims of or witness to a crime. The University Police are responsible for personal safety and law enforcement on campus. Officers are on duty 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The University Police is located in the University Police Building at the intersection of University Drive & E. College Avenue, open 24 hours per day. The University Police can be contacted by calling 301-687-4222 (emergencies) and 301-687-4223 (police non-emergency) from a public phone or on campus by dialing extension 4222/4223 from any campus phone. 

Reporting Child Abuse

Maryland Law requires that individuals working in an educational setting must report suspected child abuse or neglect to law enforcement or other appropriate agency.

In order to ensure compliance with the law, the University requires that any employee or faculty member who suspects or becomes aware of the possible abuse or neglect of a child must immediately report the information to University Police.

A report is required in cases involving children under the age of 18, and in instances where a student reports that the abuse or neglect occurred when he/she was under the age of 18, regardless of the student's current age or the location where the abuse or neglect took place. (Md. Code Ann., Fam. Law §§5-701, 5-704, 5-705).

More information regarding reporting requirements can be found here: http://www.rainn.org/files/reportingdatabase/Maryland/MarylandChildrenMandatoryReporting.pdf 

Crime Prevention

The University Police have been awarded the Governor’s Crime Prevention Award annually since 1990. It is our belief that it is better to prevent and deter crimes rather than solve them after they occur. Available services includes speakers for campus groups, including new student experience, brochures and pamphlets for distribution; publication of crimes and incidents in the campus newspaper, and Operation Identification, through which engraving devices are loaned or an officer will assist in engraving one’s driver’s license on personal property.

Operation ID

Operation ID can prevent thefts, or in the case of theft, can assist in the recovery or stolen property. In addition to Operation ID, the University Police provides bicycle and property registration.

Blue Light Emergency Phones

Blue Light phones are placed at various locations on campus grounds. Faculty, staff, employees are advised that they are their own best protection by taking common sense security precautions.

Timely Reporting

The informed public is better prepared to ensure its own safety. Crimes and Regroup alerts are reported to the “Bottom Line” newspaper on weekly basics.

Campus Facilities

Residence halls are kept locked 24 hours a day. These facilities are for the use by residents and their bona fide guests only. Residents have keys to their rooms and are encouraged to keep their doors locked at all times, even if they are going to be out for a “few minutes.”

FSU Tips Line   301-687-STOP      

The Frostburg State University created a tip line for students, staff and members of the community to anonymously provide information about crimes, disturbances or other issues of concern.  The tip line, 301-687-STOP, (301-687-7867) was initiated by the students in the President's Leadership Circle.                                                                                                             

Upon calling the tip line, the caller will listen to a recorded message for instructions and be directed to leave a message containing the information they wish to share.  Within  five (5) minutes of a recorded message it is automatically sent to FSU Central Communications to be routed immediately to the appropriate office. The messages are completely anonymous without numbers or names connected to them.