Parking Permits

Students,

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


Faculty/Staff,

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.

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.

 

National Campus Safety Awareness Month

NCSAM EVENTS LIST 2017

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:
http://www.spc.noaa.gov/faq/tornado/

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: https://www.ready.gov/make-a-plan
  • 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 https://uca.edu/mysafety/bep/ 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!

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Prescription Drug Takeback

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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

Email mhopper@uca.edu

National Campus Safety Awareness Month

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September is National Campus Safety Awareness Month (NCSAM) and UCAPD is partnering with the UCA Community to provide a full schedule of events and programming to raise awareness and promote safety with the start of the new academic year.

 

Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Week

Greek Village Safety Presentation – Reynolds Performance Hall

Tuesday, September 6   7:30-8:30

-Residents will receive information on topics including: Emergency Procedures, Alcohol Policies, Situational Awareness, and the Clery Act.  *Event is restricted to residents of Greek Village

 

Self-Defense Class – HPER Center

Tuesday, September 6    8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

-Students, faculty, and staff will receive information on the meaning of self-defense and the laws that can protect them. Verbal Judo will be discussed and there will be hands-on instruction.

 

Clothes Line Project – Amphitheater

Wednesday, September 7   10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

–The UCA Counseling Center and the Conway Women’s Shelter presents this awareness program that focuses on domestic violence. T-shirts designed by survivors of domestic violence are displayed and the consequence (sometimes deadly) of domestic violence is outlined.

 

Self-Defense Class – Bear Hall

Wednesday, September 7    6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

-Students, faculty, and staff will receive information on the meaning of self-defense and the laws that can protect them. Verbal Judo will be discussed and there will be hands-on instruction.

 

Title IX speaker – Jeff Bucholtz

Thursday, September 8  (Times and Venues Vary)

-National sexual violence prevention expert Jeff Bucholtz will present seminars to students and faculty/staff about consent, sexual violence, and Title IX.

 

Counseling Center Boot Camp, “Ready, Sex…..?” – Student Health Center, 307

Thursday, September 8    1:40p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

-Officer Hopper, UCA PD, and, Reesa Ramsahai, staff counselor, will discuss predatory behavior, techniques to increase personal safety, and consent. All genders welcome.

 

Theft Prevention Week         

Situational Awareness Class – Arkansas Hall

Tuesday, September 13    5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

-Students, faculty, and staff will receive information on the meaning of situational awareness and how to be proactive about personal safety.

 

Self-Defense Class – HPER Center

Tuesday, September 13    8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

-Students, faculty, and staff will receive information on the meaning of self-defense and the laws that can protect them. Verbal Judo will be discussed and there will be hands-on instruction.

 

Operation Identification – Student Center

Wednesday, September 14    1:40 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

– Students, faculty, and staff will receive information on how to register valuables in Operation ID and will have the opportunity to register onsite.

 

Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events – UCAPD Outreach Center 

Wednesday, September 14    5:00 p.m.

– With all of the Active shooter events happening across the world, it only makes sense to be prepared. This is what the Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) program will do. Come and let UCA Police department open your eyes on how to survive.

 

Personal Safety Week

UCAAlert System TEST- A cell phone near you!

Thursday, September 20   1:40 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

-In the event of an emergency which poses an immediate threat to the campus community, the UCA Police Department will use the UCAAlert system to notify the campus community through text/voice messages and email.

 

Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events – UCAPD Outreach Center 

Thursday, September 20    11:30 a.m – 12:30 p.m.

– With all of the Active shooter events happening across the world, it only makes sense to be prepared. This is what the Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) program will do. Come and let UCA Police department open your eyes on how to survive.

 

Brake for Bears! – A crosswalk near you!

Wednesday, September 21    7:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

– UCAPD and the Student Government Association are once again teaming up to promote pedestrian safety through the Brake for Bears campaign. Volunteers and UCA Police officers will encourage safety awareness throughout the morning at various crosswalks around campus by distributing pedestrian safety information and, while supplies last, official Brake for Bears t-shirts.

 

Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events – UCAPD Outreach Center

Thursday, September 22    11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

– With all of the Active shooter events happening across the world, it only makes sense to be prepared. This is what the Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) program will do. Come and let UCA Police department open your eyes on how to survive.

 

Self-Defense Class – Carmichael Hall

Thursday, September 22    6:00p.m. – 7:00p.m.

-Students, faculty, and staff will receive information on the meaning of self-defense and the laws that can protect them. Verbal Judo will be discussed and there will be hands-on instruction.

 

Drug and Alcohol Awareness Week

Wrecked Car – Short/Denny Hall

Monday, September 26 – Friday, September 30

-A wrecked vehicle will be available for the community to write stories and experiences of how alcohol has impacted their lives.

 

Self-Defense Class – HPER Center

Thursday, September 29    8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

-Students, faculty, and staff will receive information on the meaning of self-defense and the laws that can protect them. Verbal Judo will be discussed and there will be hands-on instruction.

 

Walk the Line – Student Center Courtyard

Monday, September 26    10:30a.m. – 1:00p.m.

-Students are invited to try to ‘Walk the Line’ while wearing “Fatal Vision” alcohol impairment simulation goggles.

 

“Impaired Driving” Pedal Cars – In front of the Student Center

Wednesday, September 28   10:30a.m. – 1:00p.m.

-Students are invited to navigate a driving course in pedal cars while wearing “Fatal Vision” alcohol impairment simulations goggles.

 

OPERATION GOTCHA!! SOMETIME IN SEPTEMBER, SO WATCH YOUR STUFF!!

–UCAPD will partner with Housing & Residence Life and Torreyson Library staff for Operation Gotcha! Officers and authorized staff will check residence halls and the library for unattended valuables and unlocked doors. Students will receive a “Gotcha” tag if items are found unattended.

 

UCA is a safe campus and it takes all of us working together to keep it that way!

These programs and events would not be possible without the support and collaborative efforts of the following departments and student groups:

Housing and Residence Life

Student Wellness and Development

Student Life

Greek Life

UCA Counseling Center

Diversity and Community

Physical Plant

SGA

UCA HPER Center

All Greek Council

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Torreyson Library

Executive Staff