News from UCAPD


CAMPUS SAFETY BULLETIN – *SUSPECT IN CUSTODY* On the evening of Monday, April 13, UCA Police received multiple reports from students regarding a male in a green SUV driving up to pedestrians on campus and randomly asking them if they needed a ride. On one of these reported occasions the suspect solicited sexual favors for money. The vigilance of these concerned students resulted in the apprehension of a non-student who was charged with Driving While Intoxicated and Sexual Solicitation. We wanted to take this opportunity to encourage all of our students, faculty, and staff to always report any suspicious activity to     [READ MORE]

Distracted Driving Awareness Month

April is National Distracted Driving Awareness month and we would like to encourage all of our students, faculty, and staff to put an end to this life-threatening practice. The Hands-Free Myth Do you think using a hands-free device – whether it’s an earpiece or a dashboard infotainment system – is the safe way to drive and talk on the phone? If so, you’re not alone. A recent National Safety Council poll shows that 80% of U.S. drivers believe handsfree cell phones are safer than using handheld. However, it’s just not true. More than 30 studies show that using hands-free systems provide drivers no safety benefit. Even with both hands on     [READ MORE]

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® has become UCA's signature event in observance of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The university’s Interfraternity Council (IFC), the UCA Police Department, Office of Student Life, Division of Athletics and two community partners, Conway Women’s Shelter and HAVEN House, are organizing the walk. Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® is the international men’s march to stop rape, sexual assault and gender violence. Locally, participants will wear women’s high heel shoes to raise awareness about sexual violence, although individuals are not required to wear high heels to participate. Male students, faculty, staff and female supporters will participate in a     [READ MORE]

Brake for Bears!

Brake for Bears - Spring 2015 - Crosswalk Safety The UCA Police Department and the Student Government Association are once again teaming up to promote pedestrian safety through the Brake for Bears campaign to be held April 1. Volunteers and UCA Police officers will encourage safety awareness throughout the day at various crosswalks around campus by distributing pedestrian safety information and, while supplies last, official Brake for Bears t-shirts. Pedestrian safety is a major concern and this important campaign will help deter accidents in the crosswalks. // // CROSSWALK SAFETY TIPS BE AWARE Pedestrians: Do not assume drivers can stop. Look across all lanes you must cross. Even     [READ MORE]

Safe Spring Break 2015!

Safe Spring Break 2015 will take place prior to students leaving campus for Spring Break.  The events will consist of several activities designed to provide educational information to students in order to encourage responsible decision-making regarding alcohol and to prevent or reduce the risks involved in the college Spring Break experience. The university's Health and Wellness Office, Counseling Services, Student Life, SGA, and the UCA Police Department are working together along with outside agencies to put on these events. Spring Break is the week of March 23. SAFE SPRING BREAK 2015   MONDAY, MARCH 16 CAR CRASH SCENE DISPLAY - ALUMNI CIRCLE How has alcohol impacted     [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.