UCFPD Adds ‘Blue’ to Downtown Safety Team

Posted April 3, 2019

Another asset has been added to UCF Downtown’s safety team, and she’s got four legs, a strong nose and answers to “Blue.”

Blue is a two-year-old yellow lab and the newest member of UCFPD’s K-9 Unit. She specializes in explosives detection, conducting sweeps of buildings and assisting partner agencies with detection searches.

Blue, who was donated to UCFPD by Diversity K9, is partnered with Ofc. Jerad Engel. Officer Engel is a U.S. Air Force veteran who currently serves in the Air National Guard. He joined UCFPD in September 2015.

UCFPD Swears in Six New Officers

Posted February 27, 2019

Their journeys to law enforcement started very differently - in the halls of UCF, taking 911 calls in Osceola county, on the streets of New York and as a security officer inside a county jail - but their paths all crossed when they were officially introduced as the newest class of officers at the UCF Police Department.

Family, friends and UCF Police officers and staff welcomed the six new officers to the department at a swearing-in ceremony Wednesday.

UCF Police Accreditation Team Invites Public Comments

Posted January 16, 2019

ORLANDO, Jan. 15, 2019 – Before a team of assessors from the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement arrives at UCFPD in March, agency members and the general public are invited to offer comments to the assessment team.

*UCF Alert* Health & Public Affairs II Open

Posted January 15, 2019

*UCF Alert* Health & Public Affairs II has been cleared and reopened by police and fire rescue. All campus operations are normal.

*UCF Alert* Health & Public Affairs II Evacuated Due to Smoke

Posted January 15, 2019

*UCF Alert* The Health and Public Affairs II building is being evacuated due to smoke coming from a room. UCFPD and Orange County Fire Rescue are responding. Please avoid the area until an all clear is given. All other campus operations are normal.

UCFPD Launches Nighttime Safe-Ride Program

Posted January 10, 2019

To provide more safety for the UCF community, UCFPD this semester is launching a new Knight Ride shuttle program with support from the Student Government Association.

Knight Ride, previously known as SEPS (Safe Escort Patrol Service), now features a van that will circle campus, making stops at eight locations from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. every night classes are in session, with extended hours around exam periods.

*UCF Alert* Pointe at Central Follow Up

Posted January 7, 2019

The UCF Police Department is following up on the UCF Alert email we sent yesterday about a death at the Pointe at Central apartment complex.

Upon further investigation, the cause of death was determined to be suicide. We offer our condolences to the family of the deceased, who was not a UCF student.

We encourage anyone experiencing distress to reach out for help—UCF cares about you. Students can contact Counseling and Psychological Services by calling 407-823-2811. Employees can call 877-240-6863 to reach Health Advocate, UCF’s employee assistance provider.

*UCF Alert* UCFPD Investigating Death Reported at Pointe at Central

Posted January 6, 2019

*UCF Alert* UCFPD Investigating Death Reported at Pointe at Central

The UCF Police Department is responding to a call about a death at the Pointe at Central apartment complex near the main campus.

At this time, we have no reason to believe there is a threat to the main campus or surrounding area.

A thorough investigation will be conducted with support from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office. While details are currently limited and sensitive, UCFPD will keep you informed of pertinent updates related to this case.

Meet the Police Commander Who Will Lead UCF Downtown Safety Efforts

Posted December 14, 2018

In fall 2019, UCF Downtown will open its 21st-century campus to nearly 8,000 students, faculty and staff in the heart of downtown Orlando. To create an ideal learning and working environment, the UCF Police Department will have a dedicated team of officers to patrol the campus, led by Commander Scott Freeman ’11.

Holiday Safety Reminders from UCFPD

Posted December 6, 2018

The UCF Police Department reminds you to stay vigilant over the holiday season.

Whether your plans have you at UCF or elsewhere, it's important to be aware of your surroundings at all times.

If you'll be away from UCF during the break, remember to take any valuables with you. Before you leave your home or office, ensure all doors and windows are locked and secure.

Avoid accidental indicators about your whereabouts, such as posting when you will or won't be home on social media or allowing packages to collect in front of your door.