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.

UCFPD Asking For Help to Identify Burglary and Theft Suspect

Posted January 15, 2016

The UCF Police Department is asking for the public’s help to identify a man suspected of burglary and theft inside the UCF Performing Arts Center.

The crime took place between 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and 12:30 a.m. Thursday. The stolen items-- a projector, a wireless access point and an American flag-- were reported to police around 9 a.m. Thursday.

New Semester Safety Update

Posted January 15, 2016

With the new semester under way, I share a few updates on behalf of the UCF Police Department.

UCFPD Officers Receive Heroin Anti-Drug Training

Posted December 11, 2015

About 15 UCF police officers on Friday received training on how to administer Naloxone, which can counter the effects of a drug overdose.

Be Safe This Holiday Season

Posted November 23, 2015

With Thanksgiving this week and the holiday season around the corner, the UCF Police Department reminds you to keep safety top of mind.

If you will be away from UCF during the holidays, make sure to take expensive items such as jewelry, laptops and other valuables with you. 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.

UCF Police: Buckle Up This Thanksgiving

Posted November 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 Nov. 30.

UCFPD Hosts Expo to Showcase Risks of Impaired Driving

Posted November 17, 2015

Students will learn about the risks associated with alcohol and driving during a DUI expo to be held Wednesday, Nov. 18.

The expo will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. near the Recreation and Wellness Center. The event, organized by the UCF Police Department, will include several demonstrations to educate students about how alcohol, drugs and distraction affect their abilities.

Be Safe This Halloween

Posted October 29, 2015

With Halloween approaching, I remind you to pay extra attention to safety.

As a Knight, you have a responsibility to remain vigilant about your safety and to look out for each other.

UCFPD Chief Completes Year of International Police Leadership

Posted October 28, 2015

UCF Police Chief Richard Beary on Oct. 27 completed his term as president of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the same day President Obama delivered an address to the chiefs attending the 122nd Annual IACP Conference and Exposition.

Chief Beary, a 38-year law enforcement veteran, is the first chief of a university or college law enforcement agency to hold the title of IACP president. He was sworn in as the organization’s leader during last year’s IACP conference, which was held in Orlando.

UCFPD Swears In 5 New Officers

Posted October 19, 2015

Though each’s path to the badge has been different, five police officers on Monday became united in their mission to protect and serve the University of Central Florida.

The officers were joined by family, friends, UCF Police Department leadership and staff, and others from the UCF community for a swearing-in ceremony.