Community Safety Dashboard

The Office of Public Safety shares crime alerts and data to help you stay informed and safe. View the accessible version of crime map data.

View recent crime incidents on our interactive crime map.

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Help Identify These People

Help us identify these potential witnesses and persons of interest in investigations. Information that may seem minor to you may be critical to investigating or solving a crime. If you recognize any of these people, we urge you to contact the police at 410-704-4444.

Crime Map

TU’s interactive crime map is updated daily. Use the crime type and calendar dropdowns to filter the information displayed. Data is subject to change based on further investigation. For information on off-campus crimes, visit the Baltimore County Safety Dashboard.

Crime Log

The crime log contains the status and basic information on all crimes reported to the Office of Public Safety.

Crime Statistics At a Glance

Information is based on 2019 Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) statistics. UCR numbers are published every fall for the previous calendar year.

13

Violent Crime Incidents

74

Property Crime Incidents

87

Total Part I Crime Incidents

 

Crime Comparison

Institution Total Part I Crime Per 1,000
Baltimore City 61.70
Baltimore County 30.17
Baltimore MSA 43.93
TU 3.38

 

Reports and Information

Timely Warnings

Emergency Alerts are urgent messages about incidents on campus, including extreme emergencies, severe weather and emergency closures. They also encompass emergency notifications and timely warnings in compliance with the Clery Act. Emergency alerts are emailed to all university-issued email accounts. Students, faculty and staff may also register to receive emergency text alerts

Learn more about how we handle emergency communications.

UCR Comparisons

TU reports annual crime statistics in adherence with Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) standards published by the FBI. UCR standards enable accurate crime comparisons between institutions and jurisdictions. Each fall, TU publishes a comparison of UCR statistics for all University System of Maryland (USM) schools. The comparisons cover crimes that occurred in the previous calendar year. 

Annual Security Reports (Clery Report)

In compliance with federal law, TU annually publishes Clery Reports with statistics on crimes and fires on our main campus and at TU in Northeastern Maryland (TUNE). The reports also include detailed information on campus security programs and policies. TU’s Clery Reports are emailed to all university-issued email accounts every September, with the report covering the previous calendar year.

Use-of-Force Reporting

In calendar year 2020 three incidents qualified for Use of Force Reporting/Review.

  1. The first incident occurred off-campus involving an off-duty TUPD officer. While engaged in a verbal altercation with an individual, the officer pointed his assigned weapon at the individual. The officer was placed on suspension without pay pending the conclusion of an internal and criminal investigation.
  2. The second incident occurred while TUPD officers attempted to interview a subject regarding his involvement in a theft. The subject grabbed and elbowed the officer which resulted in the officer deploying his ECD. The use of force was found to be in policy.
  3. The third incident occurred off-campus while a TUPD officer assisted Baltimore County Police with an arrest. The TUPD officer deployed his assigned ECD to gain compliance from a driver who appeared, to the TUPD officer, to become combative with Baltimore County Police Officers during a traffic stop. An internal investigation determined that the use of force was unnecessary and outside TUPD policy. The officer was subsequently sustained on the charge of unnecessary use of force.

The officers received updated Use of Force orders and training during the 2020 and 2021 calendar year. An analysis of the specific facts and circumstances contained in each occurrence does not reveal any pattern or trends that require modifications to the Police Department’s Manual of General Directives, Special Orders or business practices. 

There were no use of force incidents for 2019.

Involved two separate incidents of personnel using hands-on techniques to acquire compliance with the same subject after assaulting an officer in the processing room and at the Commissioner's Office during a bail review. Both incidents were determined to be within departmental policy.

Internal Affairs Reports

The members of the Towson University Police Force are committed to providing quality service to the campus community. Departmental personnel are expected to conduct themselves professionally and courteously in encounters with the public, allied agencies and other departmental members. The department investigates all complaints of poor service or unprofessional conduct on the part of any employee of the agency. This is done to address concerns raised by the public, supervisors and administrative officers as well as to comply with the high standards established by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies. 

Four complaints received, all involving sworn police officers:

  • Three complaints involved allegations of misconduct by departmental employees while interacting with the public.  
  • Two complaints involved allegations of inappropriate/illegal conduct by an employee.
  • Four formal investigations were opened which resulted in the following:
    • Three complaints were found to be “sustained” (i.e., it was determined that sufficient evidence existed to prove the allegations). In two of the sustained complaints the officers voluntarily separated employment while under investigation.
    • One complaint was found to be “not sustained” (i.e. there was insufficient evidence to either prove or disprove the allegations).
    • All sustained complaints involved sworn police officers.
    • Appropriate personal actions were taken in accordance with Towson University and University System of Maryland policy.

Fourteen complaints received, eleven involving sworn police officers and three involving civilian employees:

  • Six complaints involved allegations of misconduct by departmental employees while interacting with the public.
  • Four complaints involved allegations between departmental employees.
  • Four complaints involved allegations of employees failing to adhere to administrative policies and procedures.
  • Fourteen formal investigations were opened which resulted in the following:
    • Seven complaints were found to be “sustained” (i.e., it was determined that sufficient evidence existed to prove the allegations).
    • Six complaints were found to be “not sustained,” (i.e., there was insufficient evidence to either prove or disprove the allegations).
    • One complaint was handled with mediation with involved parties.
    • All sustained complaints involved both sworn police officers and civilian employees.
    • Appropriate personal actions were taken in accordance with Towson University and University System of Maryland policy.

Six complaints received, all involving sworn police officers:

  • Four complaints involved allegations of misconduct by departmental employees while interacting with the public.
  • Two complaints involved allegations between departmental employees.
  • Six formal investigations were opened which resulted in the following:
    • One complaint was found to be “sustained” (i.e., it was determined that sufficient evidence existed to prove the allegations).
    • Four complaints were found to be “not sustained,” (i.e., there was insufficient evidence to either prove or disprove the allegations).
    • One complaint is pending presentation and review by a trial board in compliance with Maryland Law.
    • All sustained complaints involved sworn police officers.
    • Appropriate personal actions were taken In accordance with Towson University and University System of Maryland policy.

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