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Nov. 18: Safe Ride Available Through UMB Mobile App

Starting Monday, Nov. 18, members of the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) community can request a Safe Ride using the UMB Mobile app. Students, faculty, staff, and affiliates with a UMID can use their phone to request a ride, schedule a future ride, and track their Safe Ride driver. The Safe Ride program provides a uniformed UMB police or security officer in a police service vehicle. Safe Ride is available from 7 a.m. to noon and from 3 p.m. to 1 a.m. every day of the year. The service transports UMB community members across campus and into neighboring communities. The UMB campus map shows the Safe Ride boundaries, which extend roughly three blocks off campus. Using the UMB Mobile app to request a Safe Ride will provide an expected time of arrival and let you know when your driver arrives. Additional resources are added as Safe Ride requests increase. As the days get shorter, the UMB Police Department encourages everyone traveling across campus and into neighboring communities to request a Safe Ride on the UMB Mobile app. “The few minutes it takes for the officer to arrive is well worth the added safety and peace of mind,” said UMBPD Chief Alice K. Cary, MS. “You’re never bothering us. I strongly urge everyone to use our Safe Walk/Safe Ride program.” When Safe Ride is not in service, a 24-hour Safe Walk safety escort is available by calling 410-706-6882 or 6-6882.

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