Parking Permits


Just come to the PD with your Student ID. The permit has already been paid for with your safety and security fees.


Please be advised of new changes regarding permit payments.

The police department is no longer receiving any form of payments.

Parking permits are only available at the police department.

The new academic year permits will be available August 1st. The fee for the permit is $60.00 for the year. You must have your UCA ID to pick up your permit, the fee is placed on your account and the forms of payments are as follows:

1). Payroll Deduction: This option is available for full time employees only.

The form is below. Once the form is submitted, you will receive your permit via campus mail or pick up at the department.

Human Resources processes the auto draft beginning in September. This option is a pre tax benefit.

Please note: this option is not available from January – July.

2). Cashnet: Pick up your permit at the police department. Payments for parking permits can be made online via Cashnet. Staff and faculty can access this payment option through myUCA account. Credit/Debit card or Electronic ACH options are available.  See more information herePlease note: You must FIRST visit the UCA Police Department to have your parking permit issued, Student Accounts does not issue parking permits.

3). Student Accounts: Cash, Check, and all major Credit Card payments are accepted at the Cashier window in the Student Accounts office, located on the first floor of Bernard Hall, Suite 110.  Please note: You must FIRST visit the UCA Police Department to have your parking permit issued, Student Accounts does not issue parking permits.

Parking Permit Payroll Deduction

    If you are needing a Disabled or a Retired Permit you will need to come by the UCAPD to pick up your permit, it will not be mailed to you. Please bring proper documentation that will be needed to receive a special permit.


Timely Warning Notice/Crime Alert – Sexual Assault

UCAPD logoThis notice is provided for your safety and in compliance with the timely warning notice provisions of the Clery Act.

On Wednesday September 20, 2017, at 7:30 PM, the University of Central Arkansas Police Department received a report alleging that a university student was sexually assaulted by another student, who was an acquaintance, in an on campus residence hall. The incident was reported to have occurred on Tuesday, September 19, at around 1:00 AM.

In response to this incident, the UCA Police Department is providing the following information on acquaintance sexual assaults. This information is general in nature, and has no relation to this specific incident.

It is most common for sexual assaults to involve someone the victim knows, typically a date or acquaintance, rather than a stranger. To minimize your risk of being sexually assaulted by someone you know, it is critical to keep the following points in mind:

-Always trust your instincts. If you feel uneasy or sense something is wrong, do what you can to get out of that situation.
-If you engage in sex, be sure you understand your partner’s limits, and communicate your own limits clearly. Don’t engage in sexual activities without affirmative consent from your partner.
-Have a companion or a safe means of getting home, i.e., a trusted friend, taxi. The UCA Police Department is available to provide safety escorts on campus 24 hours a day. Call 501-450-3111.
-Alcohol and drugs are sometimes used to create vulnerability to sexual assault and may impair yours and your acquaintance’s judgment. Studies of sexual assault incidents show a high correlation between acquaintance rape and drug/alcohol usage. Keep control of your drink.
-If you are sexually assaulted, you have several options; please see related information at this website: If you choose a police investigation of this crime, we will investigate, provide support, and offer related services.
-Sex offenses are treated with the greatest seriousness on our campus; criminal and/or severe disciplinary action can be taken. If a criminal case is brought, we will support you as much as possible as you pursue it. In the case of disciplinary action, it is our university’s commitment that a victim shall be informed of the outcome of any institutional disciplinary proceeding brought alleging a sex offense.

The UCA Police Department offers self defense courses and other safety programming throughout the academic year. UCA Police encourage students to walk in groups when possible and to report crimes immediately by calling 911. Always use your best judgement and avoid situations or circumstances that may increase any risk to your personal safety.

National Campus Safety Awareness Month


Prepare! Don’t let Tornadoes Take You by Surprise

Get Weather Ready

If your area is under a tornado warning, would you know what to do to stay safe? You may only have a few minutes to get to safety. Knowing what actions to take when a tornado threatens your area will make you a Force of Nature and is an important step in building a Weather-Ready Nation. For more info. on tornadoes and tornado safety, see:

The links below will help you find out what you can do now to prepare for a tornado. Preparation is key to staying safe and minimizing impacts.

  • Be Weather-Ready: Check the forecast regularly to see if you’re at risk for tornadoes. Listen to local news or a NOAA Weather Radio to stay informed about tornado watches and warnings. Check the Weather-Ready Nation for tips.
  • Sign Up for Notifications: Know how your community sends warnings. Some communities have outdoor sirens. Others depend on media and smart phones to alert residents of severe storms capable of producing tornadoes.
  • Create a Communications Plan: Have a family plan that includes an emergency meeting place and related information. Pick a safe room in your home, such as a basement, storm cellar, or an interior room on the lowest floor with no windows. Check more ideas for your family plan at:
  • Practice Your Plan: Conduct a family severe thunderstorm drill regularly so everyone knows what to do if a tornado is approaching. Make sure all members of your family know to go there when tornado warnings are issued. Don’t forget pets if time allows.
  • Prepare Your Home: Consider having your safe room reinforced. You can find plans for reinforcing an interior room to provide better protection on the Federal Emergency Management Agency website.
  • Know your campus Building Emergency Plan BEP 
  • Help Your Neighbor: Encourage your loved ones to prepare for the possibility of tornadoes. Take CPR training so you can help if someone is hurt.

Download Thunderstorms, Lightning, Tornadoes for more science and safety tips.

Here are 10 tips to help drinkers and non-drinkers alike stay safe on spring break:

Arrive safely – Driving through the night to make it down to Florida or other sunny destinations is common for spring breakers. However, the National Safety Council says traffic death rates are three times greater at night than during the day. If you cannot avoid night driving, have at least one-person stay awake to talk to driver.

Do not take chances at your hotel. Lock the doors, and secure important belongings like passports and wallets in the safe.

Be smart about who you give personal information out to – do not tell new acquaintances your hotel or room number. You never know who has innocent or dangerous intentions.

Make sure you know the name and address of your hotel or take a hotel business card out with you so you can give to a cab driver. This is especially important if you do not speak the local language.

The Buddy System – it works! We do NOT recommend you leave a party with a stranger, it is always best to take a friend with you. If for whatever reason you do leave without your friends, give them details about where you are going and when to expect you back.

Practice safe drinking – take turns so that one friend in the group per night will plan on minimal drinking to look out for everyone. Other good habits – watching your cup or glass, and only accept drinks that you have watched get made or poured in front of you.

If you need help, ask for it. If there is an emergency, do not rely on a bystander to call for help. Call for help yourself to be sure first responders or police gets the message.

Hydrate & wear sunscreen! Heat stroke and melanoma are not happy spring break thoughts, but too much time in the sun can leave you dehydrated with an increased risk of sunburns. Take your SPF and a bottle of water to the beach!

If travelling outside of the country, be sure to look up the address or contact information for the American consulate or U.S. Embassy in the country where you are headed. Be sure to tell friends and relatives in the U.S. of your travel itinerary and try to check in with them often. Also, take a copy of all credit cards and your passport with you in case they are stolen. Call your credit card and cash cards in advance to let them know you will be out of the country so they will not put a stop on your account. In addition, the best exchange rates are with these cards, not in exchanging dollars for the local currency.

Carry a small, practical, and easy to use personal protection tool like pepper spray or a personal alarm.

Severe Weather Outlook

The following is the latest severe weather outlook from the National Weather Service in Little Rock. In preparation for the potential of severe weather, please take some time and review the severe weather procedures in the Building Emergency Plans.  Please visit for more information regarding the BEP’s.

The National Weather Service Storm Predicition Center has placed much of the northwest half of Arkansas under an enhanced risk for severe thunderstorms on Tuesday, February 28th.

A cold front will approach the region from the west on Tuesday. Scattered showers and thunderstorms will develop ahead of the front on Tuesday afternoon and night. Some storms could become severe.

With cold air moving in aloft, and a high amount of wind energy in the atmosphere, any severe storms would be capable of producing large hail and damaging winds. There will also be a risk of tornadoes, and this would be primarily with storms out ahead of the front.

On Tuesday afternoon and night, the area of greatest concern for severe thunderstorms will be mostly north of a line from Mena, to Arkadelphia, to Pine Bluff, to West Memphis.

The risk of severe thunderstorms will continue into early Wednesday morning, as a squall line forms along or ahead of the cold front. Damaging wind gusts will be the primary concern with any severe storms. The threat of severe thunderstorms will diminish as the cold front passes.

On Wednesday, the area of greatest concern for any severe storms will be in eastern Arkansas, primarily east of an El Dorado to West Memphis line.

The severe weather threat will end from west to east during the early morning hours Wednesday, as the cold front moves across. The front is expected to be east of the Mississippi River by mid day.

Some Key Points to Remember…
1. There will be a threat of night time tornadoes. It is important to maintain a heightened state of awareness, and be prepared to take action if a watch or warning is issued for your area.

2. The scope of the severe weather threat will all depend on how much warming occurs ahead of the frontal boundary on Tuesday. While many of the primary ingredients are there (moisture, lift, shear), if the clouds don’t break ahead of the front, the atmosphere could stay capped. This would act to lessen the threat of cells developing out ahead of the front.

Keep in mind that this forecast is based on the latest model data. Forecasters will continue to monitor and assess the situation, and adjust the forecast as necessary. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts from your National Weather Service Forecast Office.

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Parking Lot Closure for Fall Fest Map

Please be aware that the parking lot shown in red on the the map will close on October 14th at 5pm.  All vehicles must be removed from the lots during the closures.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.  The lots will re-open after the removal of the rides.  Please refer to the Fall Fest link for more information.  Thanks and GO BEARS!


Prescription Drug Takeback


UCA Community,

On Saturday, October 22, from 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. UCAPD and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the campus community an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes and residence halls of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your medications for disposal to UCAPD at W. J. Sowder and Marion Ross Ave. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs.

Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines-flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash-both pose potential safety and health hazards.

If you cannot make it by on Saturday please know we have a permanent drop box available to the campus community 24-hours-a-day. The permanent drop box is located at the main entrance to UCAPD.

If you have questions please contact Ofc. Michael Hopper

Phone 501-450-3111