News from UCAPD

Credit card theft suspect arrested

Original Post: Thank you to the members of the UCA community who were able to provide assistance in the identification of the suspect in the credit card theft that occurred Tuesday morning. UCA PD detectives were able to establish the identity of the suspect early in the investigation, and, today, traveled to Pine Bluff and took the suspect, student Jaymes Ferrell, into custody. Ferrell has been charged with two counts of theft of property, a class D felony, and has been transported to the Faulkner County Detention Center. We appreciate the support of our campus community and want to thank you all     [READ MORE]


UPDATE: Jan 30, 2015 - the suspect in this case has been apprehended. Click here for more. The UCA Police Department is seeking the assistance of the campus community in identifying a suspect in the theft credit cards from Stanley Russ Hall. The theft occurred at approximately 10:00 AM on Tuesday, January 27th. Images of the suspect are below. If you have any information about this crime or can identify the person in the images please contact the UCA Police Department at (501) 450-3111. If you would like to submit an anonymous tip you may do so by calling the Crime Tips     [READ MORE]

FBI Warns of University Employee Payroll Scam

University employees are receiving fraudulent e-mails indicating a change in their human resource status. The e-mail contains a link directing the employee to login to their human resources website to identify this change. The website provided appears very similar to the legitimate site in an effort to steal the employee’s credentials. Once the employee enters his/her login information, the scammer takes that information and signs into the employee’s official human resources account to change the employee’s direct deposit information. This redirects the employee’s paycheck to the bank account of another individual involved in the scam. Consequences of this Scam: The employee’s paycheck     [READ MORE]

FBI Warns of Fictitious "Work-from-home" Scam Targeting University Students

College students across the United States have been targeted to participate in work-from-home scams. Students have been receiving e-mails to their school accounts recruiting them for payroll and/or human resource positions with fictitious companies. The “position” simply requires the student to provide his/her bank account number to receive a deposit and then transfer a portion of the funds to another bank account. Unbeknownst to the student, the other account is involved in the scam that the student has now helped perpetrate. The funds the student receives and is directed elsewhere have been stolen by cyber criminals. Participating in the scam     [READ MORE]

January Is National Stalking Awareness Month

January is National Stalking Awareness Month, a time to focus on a crime that affected 7.5 million victims in one year. Stalking is a crime in all 50 states. Victims suffer anxiety, social dysfunction, and severe depression at much higher rates that the general population, and many lose time from work and school as a result of their victimization. Understanding what stalking is and what can be done about it is critical in combating this crime. The UCAPD will offer social media postings to promote awareness about stalking throughout the month of January. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON STALKING     [READ MORE]


Clery Act Disclosures

The UCA Police Department annually distributes a document entitled Clery Annual Security & Fire Safety Report. This document serves as the annual security and fire safety report for the University of Central Arkansas in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act. View a copy of the Clery document. [UPDATED 9/30/2013]


The UCAAlert System is used to send emergency notifications to the campus community via text message, voice message and e-mail. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to provide their contact information through the myUCA portal by logging in and following the instructions in the “Update UCAAlert Contact Info” channel.

  • Login to myUCA.
  • Select the Resources tab
  • Follow the instructions to “Update your crisis notification phone numbers for UCAAlert” in the UCA Police channel.