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.

UCFPD Welcomes Four New Officers to the Force

Posted March 20, 2017

The UCF Police Department welcomed four new officers today in front of an audience filled with family, friends, fellow UCFPD officers and staff, and members of the community.

The officers started their field training in February and were sworn into the UCFPD family Monday by Chief Richard Beary.

“The thing we cherish here is the ability to help the public but also to come up with new ideas and creative ideas to save lives and provide the service that we do,” Chief Beary said.

Seven Simple Tips to Stay Safe on Spring Break

Posted March 9, 2017

With Spring Break next week, the UCF Police Department would like to share a few simple tips to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable week.

Free Coffee, Conversation with UCF Police and Victim Advocates

Posted January 23, 2017

The campus and local communities are invited to join the UCF Police Department and UCF Victim Services for Coffee With a Cop this Wednesday.

The event will go from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, at Café Bustelo in the Student Union.

Attendees can chat with officers and victim advocates about any topic, all while enjoying a free cup of coffee courtesy of Café Bustelo.

This is will be the third time UCFPD and UCF Dining Services are partnering on Coffee With a Cop.

Two Longtime Police Officers Retire from UCFPD

Posted December 22, 2016

The UCF Police Department this week bid farewell to two police officers who combined dedicated more than 60 years to protecting and serving the community.

Hugh Carpenter and Chuck Reising were joined by their families, peers from UCF, former UCFPD retirees, colleagues from other agencies, and community partners at two retirement ceremonies held earlier this week.

Mock Trial to Explore Definition of Consent

Posted November 3, 2016

A sexual assault mock trial to be held at UCF Monday will explore the differences between consensual sex and rape and engage attendees in a conversation about consent.

The event, in its third year, is sponsored by Victim Services. Doors to Student Union room 316 will open at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7, and the judge will convene the trial at 6 p.m. There was a large crowd at last year’s event, so be sure to get there early to get a seat.

Be Safe This Halloween

Posted October 25, 2016

As Halloween creeps up, the UCF Police Department reminds motorists and pedestrians to be extra careful on the roads this weekend.

Officers from UCFPD and more than 10 local agencies will participate in a DUI enforcement wave from Friday, Oct. 28 through Monday, Oct. 31. The multijurisdictional detail will focus on drivers who appear to be impaired by alcohol or other drugs.

Drivers under the influence who get behind the wheel are far scarier than ghosts or goblins.

UCFPD Recognized at Local MADD Ceremony

Posted October 14, 2016

Officers from the UCF Police Department were recognized Thursday for their dedication to getting drunk and drugged drivers off of Central Florida’s roads.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving, or MADD, hosted its 30th annual Law Enforcement & Prosecutors Recognition Ceremony this week.

Each year the ceremony honors the top DUI officers from local agencies, officers who work to prevent underage drinking, and other police, prosecutors and community partners who stand with MADD in the fight against impaired driving.

Return Old Prescription Drugs-- No Questions Asked

Posted October 14, 2016

Members of the UCF community will be able to hand over their unused, expired or unwanted prescription medications with no questions asked Wednesday, Oct. 19.

UCF’s 8th 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.

Update: UCF Credit Card Fraud Investigation

Posted October 11, 2016

Following multiple reports of credit card fraud occurring at independent vendor locations on the main campus, police and the university’s Security Incident Response Team have identified one owner whose restaurants had malware on the computer systems used to process sales.

AD Food Services, which operates Asian Chao, Huey Magoo’s and the Corner Café in the Student Union, temporarily stopped taking credit and debit cards while working to strengthen those security measures.