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News from UCAPD

Update Regarding Additional Yik Yak Posts

The UCA Police Department received a report of a second Yik Yak post which was suspicious.  Our investigation has led to the questioning of the individual involved in the post and we have determined that there was no malicious intent. The UCA Police Department will fully investigate and take appropriate action on any and all suspicious posts that are reported to us or that come to our attention. The campus is open, and classes and other university business will continue as usual.   [READ MORE]

Safety alert - Online threat suspect in custody

A message was recently posted on a social media site referring to a possible threat on the campus of the University of Central Arkansas. The UCA Police Department investigated immediately and a suspect, a UCA student, is now in custody. Police are working with the prosecuting attorney and the FBI to determine appropriate charges. Update: Student Samual Davies was arrested this morning on one count Felony Terroristic Threatening and one Felony count of Communicating a Threat. [READ MORE]

2015 Clery Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act requires that institutions of higher education publicly disclose an annual security and fire safety report. This report includes statistics for the most recent three-year period concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the University of Central Arkansas, and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, th [READ MORE]

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

  On Saturday, September 26th from 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. UCAPD and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the campus community an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes and residence halls of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your medications for disposal to UCAPD at W. J. Sowder and Marion Ross Ave. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. This initiative addresses a vital public saf [READ MORE]


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We Don’t Haze

This 15-minute documentary, produced by the Clery Center, interweaves personal experiences of victims and their families to illustrate the effects of hazing and to inspire students to create safer campus communities. Key takeaways include examples of hazing practices on campus and realistic alternative solutions that accomplish the positive goals of team building, unity, and positive group bonding. The documentary addresses both how to recognize hazing and how to take realistic steps to prevent hazing on campus.

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 9/30/2014]


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.