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Annual Safety Guide Available

Posted September 28, 2018

The UCF Police Department's 2018-2019 Annual Security and Fire Safety Guide (Annual Security Report) is now available for public viewing.

The report, published each year by October 1, includes statistics from the previous three calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the university, and on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.

Game Day Security Reminder

Posted September 21, 2018

The UCF Police Department is asking for your help in keeping UCF a safe and secure campus on game days.

UCF is hosting two weeknight football games and five Saturday games this season, bringing thousands of fans and significant activity to campus. Portions of campus that are not a part of game day activities-such as classroom and office buildings-are not open to the public.

Police lock down buildings on game days, but some faculty and staff members may have some access to these buildings as part of their job responsibilities.

UCF ALERT TEST

Posted September 20, 2018

*UCF ALERT!* TEST! TEST! This is a test of the UCF ALERT Emergency Notification System. This is ONLY A TEST! Conditions are normal, no action is required.

You are receiving this e-mail as part of a test of the UCF Alert emergency communication system.

E-mail updates are one of many ways UCF Alert will help to keep you safe and informed during emergencies. The best source for official news and updates about campus emergencies is the university's main Web site, www.ucf.edu.

UCF to Test Emergency Communication Tools Thursday

Posted September 18, 2018

UCF's preparations for potential emergency situations include regular tests of the communication tools that provide critical information to the UCF community.

Several of those UCF Alert communication tools will be tested Thursday, Sept. 20.

In preparation for Thursday's testing, students and faculty and staff members are encouraged to log in to myUCF and review their UCF Alert settings to ensure that contact information (email, cell phone number and mobile provider) is correct.

The emergency communication functions that will be tested Thursday include:

Hurricane Preparedness Reminder

Posted September 12, 2018

UCF extends our support and safe wishes to the communities along the southeastern coast forecasted to be most impacted by Hurricane Florence.

Although no severe threats are projected for Central Florida at this time, UCF reminds you that we are only halfway through the Atlantic hurricane season, which lasts until Nov. 30.

At UCF, the Office Emergency Management closely monitors severe weather and prepares the campus to respond to and recover from natural disasters and other threats.

New K-9 on Patrol at UCF

Posted August 31, 2018

UCFPD’s newest officer has a nose for crime – and a love for tennis balls.

Echo, a 20-month old German Shorthaired Pointer, recently completed a six-week training course and is the newest member of the UCFPD’s K-9 unit.

He will specialize in explosives detection, conducting sweeps of venues around campus and assisting UCFPD’s partner agencies with detection searches in their areas.

Be Safe Behind the Wheel

Posted August 29, 2018

Since the fall semester started last week, the UCF Police Department has responded to nearly 40 car accidents on campus.

The majority of these crashes have taken place inside garages, and many were hit and runs.

UCFPD reminds you to use extra caution when behind the wheel, especially during these busy first few weeks of classes. Buckle up, stay alert and focused on the road, and keep your cell phone out of your hands while driving.

Welcome from UCFPD

Posted August 21, 2018

It is my privilege to serve as UCF's Chief of Police and lead the campus safety and security initiatives that are so critical to our university's mission.

The past four years serving as one of UCFPD's deputy chiefs, along with the 25 preceding years at the Orlando Police Department, have prepared me well for this role. The safety of everyone at UCF is my priority.

New UCF Police Chief’s Goal: Do the Right Thing

Posted August 20, 2018

The secret to success in law enforcement is there is no secret, says Carl Metzger ’03MS, who became UCF’s new police chief in June after four years as chief deputy.

“Do the right thing, work hard and be prepared,” says the 29-year veteran of law enforcement. “I emphasize the importance of being professional and treating everyone with dignity and respect.

Metzger started his career in 1989 as a patrol officer at the Orlando Police Department, where he rose through the ranks and left the department in 2014 as the patrol services bureau commander.

UCF ALERT TEST

Posted July 26, 2018

*UCF ALERT!* TEST! TEST! This is a test of the UCF ALERT Emergency Notification System. This is ONLY A TEST! Conditions are normal, no action is required.

You are receiving this e-mail as part of a test of the UCF Alert emergency communication system.

E-mail updates are one of many ways UCF Alert will help to keep you safe and informed during emergencies. The best source for official news and updates about campus emergencies is the university's main Web site, www.ucf.edu.

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