UCFPD: Don’t Rely on Luck This St. Paddy’s Day

Posted March 17, 2016

The UCF Police Department reminds anyone who will be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day this weekend to keep safety top of mind.

With festivities planned in the UCF area over the next several days, UCFPD will have an increased presence near campus and is sharing simple tips to help all those celebrating enjoy themselves responsibly.

County-Wide DUI Detail Starts at UCF Friday

Posted March 10, 2016

The UCF Police Department on Friday, March 11, will join agencies from across Central Florida on a county-wide DUI detail.

The multi-jurisdictional effort, a collaboration with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office and numerous other agencies, will target impaired drivers near UCF and throughout Orange County. It will run from 9 p.m. Friday to 4 a.m. Saturday.

UCFPD: Be Safe This Spring Break

Posted March 4, 2016

As Spring Break starts, the UCF Police Department reminds students of a few simple ways to have a safe and enjoyable break.

If you’ll be traveling, check that all the windows and doors of your home are locked before you leave. If you are leaving your car behind, make sure windows are rolled up and doors are locked.

Now Hiring: UCFPD Adding to its Dispatch Team

Posted March 1, 2016

UCF Police is adding staff to the hub of its department—the state-of-the-art, 24-hour communications center that receives all of the campus’ 911 calls.

A UCFPD dispatcher job posting will be added to on Friday, March 4.

UCFPD Reports Decrease in Crime for 2015

Posted February 16, 2016

Crime at UCF is down, according to the 2015 Uniform Crime Report released by the UCF Police Department this month.

There was a 31 percent decrease in violent crime, and property crimes dropped by 24 percent compared to 2014. Nearly every other category saw a reduction or stayed constant.

UCFPD Celebrates Year of Success and Dedication

Posted February 4, 2016

UCF Police officers, employees and campus and community partners gathered Thursday at the FAIRWINDS Alumni Center to celebrate a year of hard work and success.

UCFPD staff members and supporters were honored for their contributions with awards presented by UCF Police Chief Richard Beary and Deputy Chiefs Carl Metzger and Brett Meade.

Intrusion into UCF Network Involves Personal Data

Posted February 4, 2016

An intrusion into the University of Central Florida’s computer network has resulted in unauthorized access to certain personal information of some current and former students and employees.

After UCF discovered the unauthorized access in January, university officials immediately reported the incident to law enforcement and launched an internal investigation with the assistance of a national digital forensics firm.

Major Retires Following 28 Years of Service with UCFPD

Posted February 2, 2016

UCF has changed a lot over the course of Maj. Randy Mingo’s 28 years with the UCF Police Department.

When he started at the university, UCF only had 36 buildings compared to the current 179. There were no late-night bite spots, a big change from the dozen options that now line Alafaya Trail and University Boulevard. He once filled multiple binders with his contacts’ business cards until email changed the game.

One thing that’s stayed the same?

To Mingo—as he’s called fondly by the thousands of students, faculty, staff and community members he’s interacted with over the years—UCF has always stood true to its promise of opportunity.

Accreditation Team Invites Public Comments About UCFPD

Posted January 28, 2016

A team of assessors from the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA) will arrive on March 2, 2016, to conduct an on-site assessment of the UCF Police Department.

Women Learn Self-Defense Moves, Tips in UCFPD First Class of 2016

Posted January 28, 2016

Preparedness is the key to keeping yourself safe, UCFPD Ofc. Peter Stephens explained to the women attending a self-defense class hosted by the department Tuesday night.