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Expect Delays, Closures Near CFE Arena for High School Graduations

Posted May 26, 2015

Intermittent road closures and traffic delays will occur over the next few weeks as part of high school graduation ceremonies being held at the CFE Arena.

Road closures will occur on Gemini Boulevard between North Orion Boulevard and West Plaza Drive. Closures will start approximately two hours prior to each ceremony and end about three hours following the start time.

Parking garages D and H will be reserved for graduation parking. Students, faculty and staff may park in garages A, B, C, I and Libra or in adjacent parking lots designated by parking permits.

UCFPD, OCSO Announce Partnership to Enhance Off-Campus Safety

Posted May 21, 2015

The University of Central Florida Police Department and Orange County Sheriff’s Office today announced an initiative to enhance the safety of the area near campus through additional enforcement.

UCFPD officers and OCSO deputies also are continuing collaboration that started in April to target underage drinking and parties in areas near campus.

UCF Police Chief Richard Beary and Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings made the joint announcement to media this afternoon. Summer classes started at UCF Monday.

Buckle Up This Memorial Day Weekend

Posted May 19, 2015

The UCF Police Department is joining agencies across the country in a Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement wave that will go through May 31.

UCFPD is stepping up enforcement and will issue citations to motorists who are not wearing a seat belt. The campaign is tied with Memorial Day Weekend and the subsequent summer travel season, when more activity on the roads means greater risk.

Seat belts can help prevent serious injuries during accidents and ultimately save lives. The simple step of buckling up makes roads safer for everyone.

Be Safe When Traveling, Moving This Summer

Posted May 13, 2015

Summer is a busy season for traveling and moving, and the UCF Police Department reminds you of ways to protect yourself and your property during this time.

If you'll be traveling, make your home looked lived in before you leave. Make sure expensive items such as jewelry, laptops and tablets are out of sight and secure. Have a friend or trusted neighbor collect any mail, packages or newspapers, or ask the U.S. Postal Service to hold your mail until you return. Keep your whereabouts off social media.

Traffic Advisory: This Weekend's Commencement Ceremonies

Posted May 5, 2015

Intermittent road closures and traffic delays will take place near the CFE Arena Thursday through Sunday due to commencement ceremonies for UCF, Valencia College and Seminole State College.
Students, faculty and staff members, and campus visitors are encouraged to follow directions provided on message boards to minimize traffic congestion and delays.

UCFPD’s Zambri Graduates From FBI National Academy

Posted May 4, 2015

UCF Police Maj. David Zambri this spring traded in sunshine, the comforts of home, and his job overseeing the department’s administrative services in exchange for cold weather, a dorm room and intensive professional development.

The tradeoff was worth it.

After 10 weeks in Quantico, Va., Zambri left the FBI National Academy with invaluable training and a new network of partners from around the world that he can call on for information and advice.

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.

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.