News from UCAPD

FBI Warns of University Employee Payroll Scam

University employees are receiving fraudulent e-mails indicating a change in their human resource status. The e-mail contains a link directing the employee to login to their human resources website to identify this change. The website provided appears very similar to the legitimate site in an effort to steal the employee’s credentials. Once the employee enters his/her login information, the scammer takes that information and signs into the employee’s official human resources account to change the employee’s direct deposit information. This redirects the employee’s paycheck to the bank account of another individual involved in the scam. Consequences of this Scam: The employee’s paycheck     [READ MORE]

FBI Warns of Fictitious "Work-from-home" Scam Targeting University Students

College students across the United States have been targeted to participate in work-from-home scams. Students have been receiving e-mails to their school accounts recruiting them for payroll and/or human resource positions with fictitious companies. The “position” simply requires the student to provide his/her bank account number to receive a deposit and then transfer a portion of the funds to another bank account. Unbeknownst to the student, the other account is involved in the scam that the student has now helped perpetrate. The funds the student receives and is directed elsewhere have been stolen by cyber criminals. Participating in the scam     [READ MORE]

January Is National Stalking Awareness Month

January is National Stalking Awareness Month, a time to focus on a crime that affected 7.5 million victims in one year. Stalking is a crime in all 50 states. Victims suffer anxiety, social dysfunction, and severe depression at much higher rates that the general population, and many lose time from work and school as a result of their victimization. Understanding what stalking is and what can be done about it is critical in combating this crime. The UCAPD will offer social media postings to promote awareness about stalking throughout the month of January. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON STALKING     [READ MORE]

Happy New Year! Welcome Students!

The UCA Police Department would like to welcome everyone to the Spring 2015 Semester! Safety and security is the responsibility of everyone. We depend on each and every member of the university community to take an active role in maintaining our excellent quality of life on campus by following a few simple precautions. When you leave your apartment or your room, lock your door and windows. Do not leave personal items of value unattended. Pay attention to your surroundings; avoid distractions. Immediately report any suspicious activity to the UCA Police Department. When in doubt, call 9-1-1 for all emergencies or 501-450-3111 for non-emergency     [READ MORE]

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]


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.