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Crime Alert: UCF Investigating Reports of Credit Card Fraud

Posted September 29, 2016

UCF Police and university technology teams are investigating multiple reports of credit card fraud possibly originating from locations on campus.

With the information known so far, it appears the fraud is occurring only at vendor locations on campus, meaning from private businesses such as restaurants and retailers. There do not appear to be reports involving university-controlled areas such as registration for classes, financial aid or housing.

UCF to Host Implicit Bias Town Hall Next Week

Posted September 28, 2016

Implicit bias was a hot topic during this week’s presidential debate, and it will again be addressed during a town hall forum at UCF Tuesday, Oct. 4.

The Law Enforcement and Bias Town Hall will start at 3 p.m. in the Pegasus Ballroom of the Student Union. It is free and open to the community.

The event will be led by Lorie Fridell, a USF professor with more than 20 years’ experience researching police use of force and violence against police. She’s played a critical role in guiding national efforts to enhance police-community relations and develop best practices.

Annual Security and Fire Safety Guide Now Available

Posted September 28, 2016

The UCF Police Department's 2016-2017 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.

Don't Fall for Popular Scams

Posted September 21, 2016

The UCF Police Department reaches out to make you aware of a variety of scams and frauds impacting people around the country, including members of the UCF community.

Law enforcement are seeing an uptick in get-rich-quick schemes; phone and email scams that demand money in exchange for a loved one's safety; the theft of credit card numbers; and other similar fraudulent activity.

UCFPD asks you to take the following steps to protect yourself:

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

Weekend Traffic Impact

Posted September 15, 2016

Those on campus Thursday through Sunday should anticipate road closures, garage shut downs, and extra traffic due to several events.

UCF will host the IGNITE gala at the CFE Arena Friday night, UCF vs. Maryland at Bright House Networks Stadium Saturday night, and Meghan Trainor at the CFE Arena Sunday night.

Fireworks Testing Friday - Parking and Towing Update

Posted September 7, 2016

Expect loud noises and campus closures Friday as UCF conducts testing to prepare for a Homecoming fireworks display next month.

Fireworks testing is scheduled to start around 9 a.m. Friday, and those near Garage D and Memory Mall are likely to see or hear the fireworks.

To accommodate the testing, Garage D and a few designated rows of Lot D2 will close at 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8. Vehicles in those areas must be removed by that time, or they will be subject to towing. The garage will remain closed until noon Friday.

UCF Remains Open, Monitoring Hermine

Posted September 2, 2016

With hurricane season underway, UCF’s Office of Emergency Management is closely monitoring the tropics for severe weather with the potential to impact our community.

Tropical Storm Hermine is currently in the gulf and strengthening. Central Florida may experience some severe weather overnight but is not expected to receive any of the storm’s direct impact, according to the National Hurricane Center.

UCFPD Swears In New Officers, Lieutenant

Posted September 2, 2016

Family, friends, UCF Police officers and staff, and members of the community welcomed six new officers to UCFPD today.

The officers, who started their field training in July, were sworn into the agency by UCFPD Chief Richard Beary. Lieutenant Christine Gigicos, who joined UCFPD in July after retiring from the Orlando Police Department, also was formally sworn in.

UCFPD, McDonald's Partner for Coffee With A Cop

Posted August 22, 2016

Students, faculty and staff members, and the community are invited to join the men and women of the UCF Police Department Wednesday for coffee and conversation.

UCFPD’s first ever Coffee With A Cop will start at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24, at the McDonald’s on Alafaya Trail across the street from UCF.

Agency leadership and officers from different UCFPD divisions will be on hand to receive feedback and answer questions. All attendees will receive a free small cup of coffee courtesy of McDonald’s.

The event goes until 10 a.m.

UCFPD Recognizes Officers, Staff and Community Partners

Posted August 18, 2016

UCF Police leaders, officers, employees and community partners gathered Wednesday for the department’s semi-annual awards ceremony, which recognized outstanding service to campus and Central Florida.

The ceremony, held at the Wayne Densch Center for Student-Athlete Leadership, included recognitions of distinguished service, life-saving work, physical fitness excellence and more.

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