News from UCAPD

Timely Warning Notice / Crime Alert - Off Campus

This notice is provided for your safety and in compliance with the timely warning notice provisions of the Clery Act. The Conway Police Department is investigating a report of an attempted robbery and shooting that was alleged to have occurred off campus along Donaghey Avenue near Fox Run Apartments. The victim alleged that sometime between 9:30 AM and 10:30 AM on Thursday, May 14th, he was shot in the back of his leg after he refused to hand over his phone to a suspect who the victim stated was attempting to rob him. The suspect was described as a black male with     [READ MORE]

Timely Warning Notice / Crime Alert

This notice is provided for your safety and in compliance with the timely warning notice provisions of the Clery Act. On the evening of Wednesday, April 22, the University of Central Arkansas Police Department received a report alleging that a university student was sexually assaulted by another student, who was an acquaintance, in an on campus apartment. The incident was reported to have occurred the same day between the hours of 7:00 PM and 7:50 PM. In response to this incident, the UCA Police Department is providing the following information on acquaintance sexual assaults. This information is general in nature, and has     [READ MORE]

Prescription Drug Take Back Event

On Saturday, April 25 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     [READ MORE]


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]


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.