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Hearing Echoes of Battle to Get Seat Belts to ‘Click’

Historian’s Smithsonian-Sponsored Project to Explore Tension Between Mandates and Public Safety

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Op/ed: Addressing a Police-Community Divide

UMD Researchers' Survey Finds Breakdown Between Cops and Black and Latino Men Complicates Responses to Violence

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A Broader Approach to Public Safety

New UMPD Crisis Intervention Team Trained to Sensitively Respond to Mental Health Issues

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Brightening Up Community-Police Relations

With Vouchers, New UMPD Program Aims to Ease Traffic-Stop Worries

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The Secret to Safer Communities: More Services

UMD Study Finds Investing in Communities Over Policing Programs May Be More Effective

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Short Film, Big Impact

Two Terps Get Oscars Shout-Out for Contributions to Best Animated Short

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Prescription for Reducing Gun Violence

After Latest Mass Killings, Pediatrician and Public Health Researcher Advocates Strategies Like Those That Curbed Smoking, Vehicle Deaths

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Green Solution to Crime?

Study Finds How Parks, Other Spaces Are Designed and Maintained Could Reduce Gun Violence

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Panel at the "Teach-In on Activism to Prevent Gun Violence”

Starting a New Conversation on Gun Violence

At Teach-in, Panel Frames Activism as a Public Health Issue

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LightScape Garden

Designing a Safer Place

Professor, Students Help Community Combat Crime, Build Pride Through Art

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Firefighter Colleen

Igniting a New Respect for Firefighting

Training Day Gives State, Congressional Workers—and Our Volunteer—First-hand Perspective

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“Run, Hide, Fight”

New UMD Training Video Explains Options in Case of Active Shooter on Campus

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