News from UCAPD

UCA Police Communications Specialist (Dispatcher) Recruitment

The University of Central Arkansas Police Department is seeking applications for Police Dispatcher. Responsibilities include receiving incoming calls; dispatching officers to calls and criminal incidents; assessing the scope and extent of response necessary; utilizing a variety of criminal justice computer systems including ACIC/NCIC; processing police reports, takes appropriate action in response to alarms, calls for assistance, and security of buildings and offices, and assists stranded motorists and others in need of assistance. Monitors security and fire panel for security and fire detection, and assists with checking the university alarm systems.  Performs other duties as assigned. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: The formal education equivalent of a     [READ MORE]

UCA Police Officer Recruitment

The University of Central Arkansas Police Department is seeking individuals who are interested in a university law enforcement career. University police officers are responsible for protecting life and property, enforcing state and local laws, preventing crime and preserving order.   Fringe benefits include health, dental and life insurance benefits, paid vacation, overtime, holidays, and 5.5% shift differential.  Police Officers are furnished all uniforms, equipment, and protective gear at no cost to the officer. CLICK HERE FOR FULL INFORMATION PACKET MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma. Must possess valid state motor vehicle operators license. Must be able to be certified by the     [READ MORE]

Holiday Safety Tips

Crimes such as robberies, burglaries, and thefts typically increase during the holiday season.  With holiday travel, shopping and preparations more people are out and about and they tend to be carrying more money and valuables than during other times of the year.  It’s important to be mindful of safety during these busy times and to take the steps we can to make ourselves less vulnerable to crime. We have compiled holiday safety tips to assist students, faculty and staff in safeguarding their property and keeping themselves safe, whether traveling or remaining on campus throughout the recess period.  Please consider these safety     [READ MORE]

National Impaired Driving Prevention Month

Underage drinking and alcohol-impaired driving are both common issues in communities across the nation.The consequences of excessive and underage drinking affect virtually all college campuses, college communities, and college students, whether they choose to drink or not.A Snapshot of Annual High-Risk College Drinking Consequences Death:  1,825 college students between the ages of 18 and 24 die from alcohol-related unintentional injuries, including motor vehicle crashes (Hingson et al., 2009).   Injury:  599,000 students between the ages of 18 and 24 are unintentionally injured under the influence of alcohol (Hingson et al., 2009).   Assault:  696,000 students between the ages of 18 and 24 are assaulted by another student who     [READ MORE]

UCAPD Launches Community Safety Education Series

The UCA Police Department is pleased to introduce, as part of our new Community Safety Education Series, the first topic in the series, "Winter Storms". Why talk about winter storms? Each year, exposure to cold, vehicle accidents caused by wintry roads, and fires caused by the improper use of heaters injure and kill hundreds of people in the United States. Add these to other winter weather hazards and you have a significant threat to human health and safety. A major winter storm can last for several days and can include high winds, freezing rain or sleet, heavy snowfall, and cold temperatures.     [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.