UCF Hosts Prescription Drug Take Back Event Sept. 24

Posted September 23, 2015

Members of the UCF community can hand over unused, unwanted and expired prescription drugs with no questions asked Thursday, Sept. 24.

UCF’s 6th-annual Drug Take Back Day will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. inside the Student Union.

Saturday's Heart Walk: Traffic and Parking Impact

Posted September 10, 2015

The American Heart Association's Heart Walk will be held on our UCF campus for the third consecutive year on Saturday, Sept. 12.

Free Workshops Offered as Part of National Campus Safety Awareness Month

Posted September 8, 2015

As part of UCF's observance of National Campus Safety Awareness Month, the UCF Police Department will join agencies from campus and the community in a series of workshops about safety and well-being.

All sessions start at noon in the Student Union.

25-Year UCFPD Veteran to Retire, Hit the Road for Family History Lesson

Posted August 26, 2015

UCF Police Officer Jeannette Emert is trading in the keys to her police cruiser for keys to a motorhome and hitting the road for an adventure with her family.

Emert will retire Aug. 31 after 25 years with UCFPD. Next year she and her husband, UCFPD Lt. Jerry Emert, who retires in April, will take off in their 2003 Beaver RV with their children for the most hands-on history lesson out there.

UCF 101: A Reminder to Keep Safety Top of Mind

Posted August 26, 2015

At UCF, safety is a team effort. From the dedicated men and women of the UCF Police Department to vigilant students to caring faculty and staff members, we all play a role in campus safety.

Here’s how you can look out for yourself and fellow Knights.

UCFPD Increasing Underage Drinking and DUI Enforcement Friday

Posted August 19, 2015

The UCF Police Department will partner with other agencies Friday in an alcohol enforcement detail near the main campus.

UCFPD and the Orange County Sheriff's Office's SNAP detail, which targets underage drinking and irresponsible partying behavior, will be in effect. Those violating drinking laws are subject to written or physical arrests and referrals to the Office of Student Conduct.

Traffic Advisory: Summer Commencement Ceremonies

Posted August 5, 2015

Intermittent road closures and traffic delays will take place near the CFE Arena Saturday due to UCF’s commencement ceremonies.

Students, staff and faculty members, and campus visitors are encouraged to follow directions provided on message boards to minimize traffic congestion and delays.

UCF to Test Emergency Communication Tools July 22

Posted July 20, 2015

UCF’s preparations for potential emergency situations include regular tests of communication tools that provide critical information to students, staff and faculty members, and the public.

Several of those UCF Alert tools will be tested Wednesday, July 22.

UCF Police Chief, NHTSA Encourage Community to Replace Recalled Air Bags

Posted July 14, 2015

UCF and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration today encouraged consumers to replace defective Takata air bags, which are believed to be the cause of eight deaths, including a 2014 fatality in Orlando.

NHTSA is overseeing the recall of an estimated 32 million vehicles equipped with the defective air bags.

UCFPD K-9 Buster Retires Due to Medical Reasons

Posted June 24, 2015

The UCF Police Department today said a bittersweet goodbye to Buster, the agency’s newest K-9 who has been forced into retirement due to medical reasons.

Buster, a 21-month-old German shepherd, joined UCFPD in November and became certified with Ofc. Matthew Scott in April following more than 400 hours of training.