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Four Arrested in Pointe at Central Armed Home Invasion

Posted December 6, 2017

The UCF Police Department has identified the four people involved with the armed home invasion at Pointe at Central last week.

They are Reysling DeJesus Herrera, 22; Jose Almonte, 17; Alexis Jasmine Walker, 20; and Amani Jalia Hamilton, 21.

Herrera, Almonte and Hamilton are in custody in Osceola County. There is an active warrant for Walker’s arrest. All four face charges of home-invasion robbery with a firearm, false imprisonment and trespass of a conveyance, with an additional charge of grand theft auto for Hamilton.

UCF Police Chief Richard Beary Announces Retirement

Posted November 30, 2017

After nearly 41 years in law enforcement and almost 11 as the leader of the UCF Police Department, Chief Richard Beary announced that he will retire effective June 30, 2018. Below is the message he shared with UCFPD officers and staff members.

After much thought and deliberation, I have decided to retire from law enforcement on June 30, 2018.

UCFPD Recognizes Outstanding Officers, Community Partners

Posted November 14, 2017

The UCF Police Department on Monday celebrated officers and community partners who went above and beyond the call of duty.

At a semi-annual awards ceremony, Chief Richard Beary and Deputy Chiefs Carl Metzger and Brett Meade presented awards to honorees who contributed to making UCF a safer place.

Meet Paisley, UCFPD’s First Therapy Dog

Posted November 6, 2017

There’s a paw-some new addition to the UCF Police Department, and her name is Paisley.

Paisley is a two-year-old Treeing Walker Coonhound who is UCFPD’s first-ever therapy dog. She will help ease stress and comfort victims of violent crime during interviews and interactions with police.

Drop Off Old, Unused Meds at Thursday's Drug Take Back

Posted October 25, 2017

Members of the UCF community will be able to hand over their unused, expired or unwanted prescription medications with no questions asked Thursday, Oct. 26.

UCF’s Drug Take Back event will take place in the Student Union Atrium from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. People can anonymously drop off pills, inhalers, ointments and even pet medications.

UCFPD Continues to Grow, Swears in Four New Officers

Posted August 31, 2017

Four new officers were sworn into the UCF Police Department family this week.

Fellow officers and UCFPD staff, family, friends and members of the community joined the celebration Wednesday.

UCF Police Chief Richard Beary swore the officers in and concluded the ceremony with some simple advice.

“Treat people with respect,” Chief Beary said. “Use the authority that you have honorably and when in doubt, if you wouldn’t do it in front of your mom and dad, don’t do it,”

A Summer Safety Reminder

Posted June 29, 2017

With the start of the Summer B semester, the UCF Police Department reminds you keep safety top of mind.

For many new students, it may be the first time away from home or in a community like UCF. UCF Police officers patrol campus 24/7 in an effort to keep everyone safe, but it’s also important to take precautions to protect yourself.

Use smart judgment. If something sounds too good or too ridiculous to be true, it probably is.

UCFPD: Snapchat Belongs in ‘Ghost Mode’

Posted June 27, 2017

The UCF Police Department advises the community about a new feature on Snapchat that allows users to show their location to friends and followers.

The popular app’s new feature, Snap Maps, allows others to see when users are not home along with other location information.

This feature poses a risk, especially for the UCF community, since studies show that the largest group to use Snapchat falls within the 18 to 24 age range. The app has more than 500 million downloads.

UCF Police Officers Bike 250 Miles to Honor Fallen Heroes

Posted May 15, 2017

Three UCF Police officers have spent the past few days biking from Virginia to Washington, D.C. to honor officers killed in the line of duty.

UCFPD Officers Terrell Alexander, Agustin Gonzalez and Maurice Thompson began the 250-mile journey May 10 after months of training and fundraising. They’re accompanied by UCFPD Corporal Alan Elliot, who is providing support and encouragement.

UCFPD, UCF Student Health Services Want Your Prescription Drugs

Posted April 6, 2017

The UCF Police Department and UCF Student Health Services have partnered to collect expired, unwanted or unused prescription drugs.

Medications will be collected Monday, April 10 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the Student Union Atrium.

The Drug Take Back Event is part of an anonymous, no-questions-asked national effort to curb drug abuse and safely dispose of unneeded medicine. 

No needles will be accepted, but all over-the-counter and prescription drugs are welcome, including inhalers, liquids and ointments. Pet medication will also be accepted.

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