UCFPD Chief Completes Year of International Police Leadership

Posted October 28, 2015

UCF Police Chief Richard Beary on Oct. 27 completes his term as president of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the same day President Obama delivers an address to the chiefs attending the 122nd Annual IACP Conference and Exposition.

Chief Beary, a 38-year law enforcement veteran, is the first chief of a university or college law enforcement agency to hold the title of IACP president. He was sworn in as the organization’s leader during last year’s IACP conference, which was held in Orlando.

UCFPD Swears In 5 New Officers

Posted October 19, 2015

Though each’s path to the badge has been different, five police officers on Monday became united in their mission to protect and serve the University of Central Florida.

The officers were joined by family, friends, UCF Police Department leadership and staff, and others from the UCF community for a swearing-in ceremony.

UCF Hosts Prescription Drug Take Back Event Sept. 24

Posted September 23, 2015

Members of the UCF community can hand over unused, unwanted and expired prescription drugs with no questions asked Thursday, Sept. 24.

UCF’s 6th-annual Drug Take Back Day will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. inside the Student Union.

The event, led by the UCF Police Department and Student Health Services in cooperation with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, gives people an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by properly disposing of potentially dangerous drugs.

Saturday's Heart Walk: Traffic and Parking Impact

Posted September 10, 2015

The American Heart Association's Heart Walk will be held on our UCF campus for the third consecutive year on Saturday, Sept. 12.

The Heart Walk route will cover the following roads, which will be closed from approximately 7 to 10 a.m.: the two inside lanes of the Gemini Boulevard loop, the two inside lanes of Greek Park Drive and all of East Plaza Drive and West Plaza Drive.

The two outside lanes of the Gemini Boulevard loop and Greek Park Drive will remain open to traffic, with all traffic moving one way in a counterclockwise direction.

Free Workshops Offered as Part of National Campus Safety Awareness Month

Posted September 8, 2015

As part of UCF's observance of National Campus Safety Awareness Month, the UCF Police Department will join agencies from campus and the community in a series of workshops about safety and well-being.

All sessions start at noon in the Student Union, and they include:

25-Year UCFPD Veteran to Retire, Hit the Road for Family History Lesson

Posted August 26, 2015

UCF Police Officer Jeannette Emert is trading in the keys to her police cruiser for keys to a motorhome and hitting the road for an adventure with her family.

Emert will retire Aug. 31 after 25 years with UCFPD. Next year she and her husband, UCFPD Lt. Jerry Emert, who retires in April, will take off in their 2003 Beaver RV with their children for the most hands-on history lesson out there.

From New Orleans to Texas to the Grand Canyon and eventually Alaska, the Emerts will take school on the road and make every day a field trip for their 8-year-old and 15-year-old.

UCF 101: A Reminder to Keep Safety Top of Mind

Posted August 26, 2015

At UCF, safety is a team effort. From the dedicated men and women of the UCF Police Department to vigilant students to caring faculty and staff members, we all play a role in campus safety.

Here’s how you can look out for yourself and fellow Knights.

Safety Fair Highlights On and Off-Campus Resources

UCF’s back-to-school Safety Fair is a one-stop shop for all things safety related.

UCFPD Increasing Underage Drinking and DUI Enforcement Friday

Posted August 19, 2015

The UCF Police Department will partner with other agencies Friday in an alcohol enforcement detail near the main campus.

UCFPD and the Orange County Sheriff's Office's SNAP detail, which targets underage drinking and irresponsible partying behavior, will be in effect. Those violating drinking laws are subject to written or physical arrests and referrals to the Office of Student Conduct.

UCFPD, OCSO, the Seminole County Sheriff's Office and the Florida Highway Patrol also will be looking for impaired drivers in the area near UCF.

Traffic Advisory: Summer Commencement Ceremonies

Posted August 5, 2015

Intermittent road closures and traffic delays will take place near the CFE Arena Saturday due to UCF’s commencement ceremonies.

Students, staff and faculty members, and campus visitors are encouraged to follow directions provided on message boards to minimize traffic congestion and delays.

Parking garages D and H will be reserved for the commencement ceremonies. Parking will be available in garages A, B, C, I or Libra and in adjacent parking lots.

UCF to Test Emergency Communication Tools July 22

Posted July 20, 2015

UCF’s preparations for potential emergency situations include regular tests of communication tools that provide critical information to students, staff and faculty members, and the public.

Several of those UCF Alert tools will be tested Wednesday, July 22.

During an emergency, the UCF website is the best place for the university community and the public to find the latest updates.