Volunteer for Brake for Bears Fall 2016

UCAPD and the UCA Community come together to promote pedestrian safety through the ‘Brake for Bears’ campaign. On specific dates, volunteers and UCA Police officers encourage safety awareness throughout the day at various crosswalks around campus by distributing pedestrian safety information and, while supplies last, official Brake for Bears t-shirts.

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Volunteers are needed for the Fall 2016 Brake for Bears on

September 21st! 

Sign up HERE!!

Parking Lot Closure for Football Map

Please be aware that the parking lots shown in red on the the map will close the day before each home football game.  All vehicles must be removed from the lots during the closures.  Additionally, Bruce St. will close the morning of each home football game.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.  The lots will re-open after the conclusion of each game.  Please refer to the UCA Football Schedule for a listing of home games.  Thanks and GO BEARS!

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Pokémon GO

On Tuesday, July 12th, the National Safety Council (NSC) released a statement on safety concerns regarding Pokémon Go. NSC is urging pedestrians to use caution when playing the game and asking drivers to “refrain from playing the game behind the wheel.” Reports of pedestrian-auto accidents, robberies, and minor crimes and incidents are coming in as use of the game spreads.
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Here are a few safety tips to follow:
  1. Always be aware of your surroundings, and look up from your phone frequently;
  2. Do not play the game at night and stay out of poorly lit areas;
  3. Try to stay in public areas where other people are around;
  4. Stay clear of alleyways, tunnels and other secluded areas; and
  5. Make sure that someone else knows that you are playing, and what area you will be playing in.
For now, play safe, think safe, and catch those Pokémon!

What You Can Do When There Is a Bomb Threat

seesay2Bomb threats are rare, but should always be taken seriously. How quickly and safely you react to a bomb threat could save lives, including your own. What should you do?

  1. Remain calm.
  2. Call 9-1-1 immediately and report a bomb threat to local law enforcement providing as much detail as you can.
  3. Follow law enforcement instructions.
  4. Evacuate the area and seek protective cover from the bomb and potential debris—these are the best ways to avoid injury.
  5. Do NOT approach or inspect suspicious items or unattended packages.
  6. Do NOT congregate near the incident scene as onlookers may impede first responders and law enforcement.

For more information go to Homeland Security

Reach for Safer Medicine

June is National Safety Month (NSM), a time to focus on reducing the leading causes of injury and death at work, on the roads, and in our homes and communities. Led by the National Safety Council, a nonprofit membership organization that has been a leading safety advocacy group for more than 100 years, NSM highlights four different safety topics weekly throughout the month.  This week we focus on medication safety.

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Please remember there is a permanent drop-box unwanted medication located at the entrance of the UCA Police Department.  It is accessible 24 hours a day.  If you have any questions, please contact us at 501-450-3111.

Prescription Drug Takeback

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UCA Community,

On Saturday, April 30, 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

Take Back Your Drive

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The National Safety Council invites you to Take Back Your Drive.

Thousands have died in car crashes involving cell phone use. New technology allows us to make phone calls, dictate texts or emails and update social media while driving – all actions that are proven to increase crash risk.  Drivers – 53% of them – believe if manufacturers put “infotainment” dashboards and hands-free technology in vehicles, they must be safe. But in fact, these technologies distract our brains even long after you’ve used them.

Make no mistake: This multitasking technology is about convenience, not safety.

The National Safety Council observes April as Distracted Driving Awareness Month to draw attention to this epidemic. NSC wants empower you to put safety first and Take Back Your Drive.

Click here for more information.

 

See Something Say Something

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It Takes a Community to Protect a CommunityAbout the Campaign   Homeland Security

“If You See Something, Say Something™” is a national campaign that raises public awareness of the indicators of terrorism and terrorism-related crime, as well as the importance of reporting suspicious activity to state and local law enforcement.

The “If You See Something, Say Something™” campaign was originally implemented by the New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority and is licensed to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as a nationwide campaign.

In July 2010, DHS launched the campaign in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting Initiative (NSI), with the goal of training state and local law enforcement to recognize behaviors and indicators of terrorism and terrorism–related crime. The NSI standardizes how these observations are documented and analyzed and ensures that reports are shared with the Federal Bureau of Investigation–led Joint Terrorism Task Forces for investigation and with state Fusion Centers for analysis. Only those reports documenting behavior that is reasonably indicative of terrorist activity will be shared with federal and SLTT partners.

Click Here to report a Crime Tip

Sign up for Brake for Bears Spring 2016

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HELP IDENTIFY THEFT SUSPECTS

The UCA Police Department is seeking the assistance of the campus community in identifying the suspects in a theft that occurred in Christian Cafeteria on January 10th.

Images of the suspects are below. If you have any information about this crime or can identify the persons in the images please contact the UCA Police Department at (501) 450-3111. If you would like to submit an anonymous tip you may do so by calling the Crime Tips Hotline at (501) 450-5696 or send an email to crimetips@uca.edu.

Thank you for your continued support in our efforts to maintain the safety and security of our campus community.

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