UCF Police Department Celebrates Year of Achievement

Posted April 30, 2015

Members of the UCF Police Department gathered at the FAIRWINDS Alumni Center Wednesday to celebrate a year of hard work, successes and partnerships.

Staff members and community partners were honored for their contributions with awards presented by UCF Police Chief Richard Beary and Deputy Chiefs Carl Metzger and Brett Meade.

A Word On Last Night’s Siren Sounding

Posted April 15, 2015

We heard from many of you last night about a loud noise that could be heard across campus and in surrounding neighborhoods, and we want to update you about what took place.

Shortly after 11 p.m. Tuesday, a severe weather siren on the top of Garage H began to sound. There was no emergency, and we believe the malfunction could have been caused by severe thunderstorms earlier in the week. The alarm was shut off around 11:45 p.m.

The company that supplies UCF’s emergency equipment will be on campus today to investigate the siren and fix the problem.

UCFPD Increasing DUI Enforcement Friday, March 27

Posted March 27, 2015

UCF Police will increase DUI enforcement tonight in order to help get drunk drivers off the road.

The Orange County Sheriff’s Office blood alcohol testing trailer will be stationed on North Orion Boulevard near Bright House Networks Stadium.

Drivers suspected of being under the influence could be pulled over by police and asked to complete a roadside sobriety test. Those who fail the test will be taken to the trailer for a breath sample and then, if they fail that test, transported to the Orange County Jail.

There is no excuse for driving while impaired.

Have a Safe Spring Break

Posted March 5, 2015

Before Spring Break, the UCF Police Department reminds you of simple ways to secure your home and have a safe and enjoyable vacation.

If you'll be traveling, double check that all the doors and windows of your home are locked before you leave.

Be sure to take expensive items such as jewelry, laptops and electronics with you, or store them somewhere safe and out of sight. Don't post information about when you will or won't be home on social media.

UCF Police: Click It or Face a $114 Ticket

Posted March 3, 2015

UCF Police is joining agencies around the state in a Click It or Ticket wave that will go through March 14.

The campaign happens to fall within UCF’s spring break, a busy travel time for students. More activity on roads means greater risk for accidents, and seat belts can help make the roads safer for everyone.

UCFPD’s goal is to encourage drivers to make buckling up a habit. Seat belts can help prevent serious injuries during traffic accidents and ultimately save lives.

UCF to Host Regional Full-Scale Emergency Exercise March 12

Posted February 23, 2015

First responders from across Central Florida will gather at UCF Thursday, March 12, for a full-scale emergency preparedness exercise.

The exercise will test agencies’ response capabilities, including timely and accurate communication, command response and information sharing. Ultimately, the goal is to give participants an opportunity to exercise their response and improve protocols for dealing with future emergencies.

The exercise will be led by UCF’s Office of Emergency Management and UCF Police.

UCF Police to Host Property Engraving Event Feb. 17

Posted February 16, 2015

The best way to prevent theft—the top crime on college campuses—is by keeping an eye on your things and securing any valuables.

But there’s an important extra step you can take to ensure that in the event something goes missing or is stolen, your property makes it back into your hands.

The UCF Police Department engraves owners’ driver’s license numbers onto their laptops, tablets, bicycles, skateboards and other valuables for free as part of the nationally recognized Operation ID program.

UCF Police to Offer Bait Bike Education, Property Registration

Posted February 4, 2015

Officers and detectives from the University of Central Florida Police Department will educate students about UCF’s bait bike program and help them protect their property.

UCFPD owns the bait bikes, which are left around campus. The bikes are equipped with GPS trackers so that when a thief steals a bike, police are notified and know where to find them.

Update on Incident at Gemini and Orion Intersection

Posted February 2, 2015

UCF Police and Orange County Fire Rescue today responded to a report of an accident with injuries at the intersection of Gemini and Orion boulevards.

The incident was domestic. According to witnesses, a male driving a black Nissan pushed his female passenger out of the car and into the road. The driver then fled the scene.

The victim sustained non-life threatening injuries from the fall and was transported to the hospital. The victim, who is not a student, is in stable condition and is speaking with police.

Alleged Armed Robbery a False Report

Posted January 30, 2015

UCF Police detectives have determined that a report of a strong arm robbery on campus Wednesday night was false.

Detectives responded to the scene and made contact with the female victim, who alleged that the suspects pulled their car up next to her, implied they had a weapon and demanded she hand over her purse.

No evidence indicative of a robbery was found at the scene, and the woman did not have much information about what took place.

In retracing the victim’s steps from that night, video evidence indicated inconsistencies in the woman’s story.