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National Drug Takeback Day April 28, 2018

National Drug Takeback Day April 28, 2018

UCA Community, On Saturday, April 28th, 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 safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines-flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash-both pose potential safety and health hazards. If you cannot make it by on Saturday please know we have a permanent drop box available to the campus community 24-hours-a-day. The permanent drop box is located at the main entrance to UCAPD. If you have questions please contact Ofc. Michael Hopper Phone 501-450-3111 Email mhopper@uca.edu[...]
Timely Warning Notice/Crime Alert - Sexual Assault

Timely Warning Notice/Crime Alert - Sexual Assault

This notice is provided for your safety and in compliance with the timely warning notice provisions of the Clery Act. On Monday, November 20, 2017, at 9:54 AM, the University of Central Arkansas Police Department received a report alleging that a university student was sexually assaulted by another student, who was not previously known to the victim, at the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity house. The incident was reported to have occurred on Sunday, November 19, 2017 at around 1:00 AM. In response to this incident, the UCA Police Department is providing the following information on sexual assaults. This information is general in nature, and has no relation to this specific incident. It is most common for sexual assaults to involve someone the victim knows, typically a date or acquaintance, rather than a stranger. To minimize your risk of being sexually assaulted by someone you know, it is critical to keep the following points in mind: -Always trust your instincts. If you feel uneasy or sense something is wrong, do what you can to get out of that situation. -If you engage in sex, be sure you understand your partner’s limits, and communicate your own limits clearly. Don’t engage in sexual activities without affirmative consent from your partner. -Have a companion or a safe means of getting home, i.e., a trusted friend, taxi. The UCA Police Department is available to provide safety escorts on campus 24 hours a day. Call 501-450-3111. -Alcohol and drugs are sometimes used to create vulnerability to sexual assault and may impair yours and your acquaintance’s judgment. Studies of sexual assault incidents show a high correlation between acquaintance rape and drug/alcohol usage. Keep control of your drink. -If you are sexually assaulted, you have several options; please see related information at this website: www.ucapd.org/go/sexoffenses. If you choose a police investigation of this crime, we will investigate, provide support, and offer related services. -Sex offenses are treated with the greatest seriousness on our campus; criminal and/or severe disciplinary action can be taken. If a criminal case is brought, we will support you as much as possible as you pursue it. In the case of disciplinary action, it is our university’s commitment that a victim shall be informed of the outcome of any institutional disciplinary proceeding brought alleging a sex offense. The UCA Police Department offers self defense courses and other safety programming throughout the academic year. UCA Police encourage students to walk in groups when possible and to report crimes immediately by calling 911. Always use your best judgement and avoid situations or circumstances that may increase any risk to your personal safety.  [...]

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, the campus.  The report also includes information regarding the law enforcement authority of the university police; institutional policies concerning campus security, such as crime prevention, alcohol and drug use, sexual assault, state sex offender registry, and the reporting of any crimes that may occur on the campus. The fire safety portion of the report includes information about fire safety amenities in residence facilities along with statistics related to reported fires in residence facilities.

This notice serves to inform you that this information is published annually by the University of Central Arkansas in a publication entitled “Clery Annual Security & Fire Safety Report” and is available at the offices of the UCA Police Department and the Human Resources Department, or by accessing the UCA Police Department Web site at www.ucapd.org/go/cleryreport. You may also request that a copy of the annual security and fire safety report be mailed to you by contacting the UCA Police Department at (501) 450-3111.