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Annual Report & Safety Guide U C F P O L I C E D E PA R T M E N T

U N I V E R S I T Y O F C E N T R A L F LO R I DA ORLANDO, FLORIDA


UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA

Welcome to UCF

CONTENTS 3 A Message from President Hitt 3 A Message from the Chief of Police 5 Mission, Value, Vision & Goals 5 Campus Security Act 6 Reporting Criminal Incidents and Other Emergencies 6 Monitoring and Recording Criminal Activity at Off-Campus Organizations 6 Access to University Facilities 7 Reporting the Annual Disclosure of Crime Statistics 7 Voluntary Confidential Reporting 8 Victim Services 8 Sex Offenses 8 The Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act 9 Alcohol & Other Drugs 9 REAL Project-AOD Peer Educators 10 Residence Hall Safety 11 Fire Safety 11 Pegasus Landing & Pegasus Pointe 12 Office of Student Conduct 13 Community Relations 14 Other Services on Campus 15 Specialty Units 16 Crime Statistics 22 Safety in the Workplace

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s to ensure that you n deliberate and specific measure Your hometown university has take UCF a comfortable and ronment. These efforts have made enjoy the best possible campus envi lty and staff members, and visitors. welcoming place for students, facu are commissioned to nal law enforcement officers who UCF employs fully sworn professio pus. These officers to preserve the peace on our cam protect our lives and property and cooperative relationships tain ention efforts, and they main participate in all of UCF’s crime prev ties to ensure our safety. in our neighboring cities and coun with the law enforcement agencies this guide so that, read and follow the suggestions in But we also need your help. Please and enjoyable safe a our community and make UCF together, we can prevent crime in environment for everyone.

John C. Hitt President

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and crime professional law enforcement services The UCF Police Department provides of property for promote human safety and the security prevention assistance to maintain and vement of the ions. The department facilitates the achie the UCF campus and its associated locat y and security mission of the university through its safet academic, research, and public service rights, and reducing fear of crime. programs, the protection of individual

research the needs of an expanding metropolitan The UCF Police Department grows with staff and ty facul nts, provides services for stude university. The UCF Police Department by a wellnted prese visitors each year. These services are members, and more than a half million al law enforcement agency. trained, well-equipped, and profession on crime our way of increasing communication This Annual Report and Safety Guide is community’s de educational programs to increase the prevention and awareness. We also provi e services. knowledge and safety as it relates to polic

Richard Beary Chief of Police


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If you have a disability •B  e aware of your surroundings and use the Safe Escort Patrol Service by calling 407-823-2424. • Use reflective tape on wheelchairs or other mobility devices. •R  eport any hazardous conditions to Student Disability Services at 407-823-2371. • Use designated sidewalks and crosswalks. • If you have a visual impairment, be certain to go through an orientation of the campus. If you’re unsure about hazards, please ask for assistance.


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Mission, Value, Vision & Goals Mission

•T  he University of Central Florida Police Department provides high-quality, professional crime prevention, protection, and law enforcement services to maintain and promote human safety and the security of property for the UCF campus and its associated locations. The department facilitates the achievement of the academic, research, and public service mission of the university through its safety and security programs, the protection of individual rights, and reducing the fear of crime. •T  his is accomplished through the direct provision of traditional law enforcement and emergency services, and the design and delivery of proactive educational, outreach and crime prevention programs for a broad and diverse campus community. •T  he University of Central Florida Police Department provides these services, develops its programs, and trains its sworn and civilian staff with sensitivity to the unique concerns of the university community.

Value In carrying out its stated mission, all members of the department should strive to embrace the following core values: • Accept responsibility for our actions. • Exhibit respect for the individual. • Maintain open lines of communication within the community and the department. • Ensure fairness to those we serve and with whom we work. • Demonstrate a commitment to excellence. • Solve problems in the community. • Demonstrate sensitivity to opposing points of view.

Vision •T  he UCF Police Department will grow with the needs of an expanding metro­­politan university. The UCF Police Department will augment services not only for commuting students, but for the increasing number of students residing on campus. Through continued documentation, review and planning, the department will be cognizant of services that are required by the university. Those services will be provided by a well-trained, well-equipped and professional law enforcement department.

Goals • Increase police coverage for the university community by expanding programs currently offered and adding new services as required. •Increase communications by routinely publishing information on crime prevention and awareness, and by providing educational programs to increase the community’s knowledge and safety as it relates to police services. •Meet the challenges of maintaining and improving law enforcement services, which will be needed in a growing metropolitan university, by aggressively seeking, employing and retaining high-quality law enforcement professionals. •Train all officers, on a continuous basis, to be knowledgeable of the changing laws and procedures that law enforcement officers deal with on a daily basis. •E  nsure that the makeup of the department represents the constituency it serves and is void of any form of discrimination. •M  aintain and upgrade communications, alarm and surveillance systems, patrol vehicles, and other police equipment needed to effectively provide comprehensive police service.

CAMPUS SECURITY ACT The Campus Security Act requires colleges and universities to: •P  ublish an annual report every year by October 1 that contains three years of campus crime statistics and certain campus security policy statements. •D  isclose crime statistics for the campus, public areas immediately adjacent to or running through the campus, and certain noncampus facilities and remote classrooms. The statistics must be gathered from campus police or security, local law enforcement, and other university officials who have “significant responsibility for student and campus activities.” This information can be found on the “Crime Statistics” section of the UCFPD Web site. •P  rovide “timely warning” notices of those crimes that occurred on campus, or within the patrol jurisdiction of the campus police or the campus security departments (or those reported to the campus police or security departments). This information can be found at the UCFPD Web site under the “Crime Alert” and “Activity Log” sections. •T  he University of Central Florida Police Department is responsible for preparing and distributing this report. The department works with a variety of departments and organizations to compile the information. Members of the UCF community are encouraged to use this report as a guide for safe practices on and off campus. The Annual Report and Safety Guide is available on the UCFPD Web site (www.police.ucf. edu). For a paper copy of the Annual Report and Safety Guide please visit the University of Central Florida Police Department located at 4000 Central Florida Blvd (Building #49).

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Reporting Criminal Incidents and Other Emergencies All students, employees and guests should promptly report crimes in progress, accidents and other emergencies to the UCF Police Department by dialing 911. Individuals also may report incidents that are no longer in progress by calling 407-823-5555, or in person at the department’s headquarters at 4000 Central Florida Boulevard (Building #49). The university has installed emergency two-way call boxes (Blue Light Phones) throughout campus. By pressing the red button on the stations, users can communicate directly with our Communications Center. The location of that particular Blue Light Phone is digitally displayed to the Communications Officer.

Campus Safety Alert/Crime Alert Bulletin The university relies upon its close, working relationships with local law enforcement agencies to receive information about incidents involving UCF students on campus. UCF Police will actively investigate any crime tip received concerning or involving a member of the UCF campus community. If the university is notified of an incident involving a campus community member, a Campus Safety Alert/Crime Alert Bulletin will be released, detailing the incident and providing tips for others to avoid similar situations. In addition, the UCF Police Department has a mutual aid agreement with the Orange and Seminole County Sheriff’s Department and the Oviedo Police Department—they will respond to any emergency when requested.

Access to University Facilities University facilities are well-maintained and in the interest of the students, faculty, and staff, security is given considerable attention. Many cultural and athletic events held in university facilities are open to the public. Other facilities, such as the bookstore, libraries and cafeterias, are also open to the public. Access to academic and administrative facilities on campus is generally limited to students, employees and visitors for the purpose of study, work, teaching and conducting other university business.

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ANNUAL REPORT & SAFETY GUIDE

10 Reporting the Annual Disclosure of Crime Statistics The UCF Police Department prepares this

not required to be published or posted by

report to comply with the Jeanne Cleary

law. Florida law requires prompt, mandatory

Disclosure of Campus Security Policy

reporting to the local law enforcement

and Crime Statistics Act. The full text of

agency by health care practitioners (such as

this report is located on our Web site at

those at Student Health Services) when they

www.police.ucf.edu. This site is also linked

provide medical services to a person they

to the UCF home page at www.ucf.edu.

know or reasonably suspect is suffering from

This report is prepared in cooperation

wounds inflicted by a firearm or is a result of

with the local law enforcement agencies

battery or abusive conduct. Department of

surrounding our main campus and regional

Counseling and Victim Services staff informs

satellite campuses, Housing and Residential

their clients of the procedures to report

Services, the Office of Student Conduct,

crime to the UCF Police Department on a

and the Division of Student Affairs. Each

voluntary or confidential basis, should they

entity provides updated information on their

feel it is in the best interest of the clients.

educational efforts and programs to comply

A procedure is in place to anonymously

with the Crime Statistics Act.

capture crime statistics disclosed

Campus crime, arrest and referral statistics

confidentially during such a session.

include those reported to the UCF Police

Each year, an e-mail notification is sent to

Department, designated campus officials

all enrolled students, staff and faculty that

(including but not limited to directors, deans,

provides the Web site to access this report.

department heads, designated UCF staff,

Copies of the report may also be obtained

judicial affairs, advisors to student/student

at the UCF Police Department Headquarters

organizations, athletic coaches), and local

located at 4000 Central Florida Boulevard

law enforcement agencies. These statistics

(Building #49) or by calling 407-823-5555.

may also include crimes that have occurred in private residences or businesses and are

Voluntary Confidential Reporting UCF has several methods for individuals to report crimes and other serious incidents on a voluntary and confidential basis. If you are the victim of a crime and do not wish to pursue action within the university system or the criminal justice system, you may still want to consider making a confidential report. With such information, the university can keep an accurate record of the number of incidents involving students, determine where there is a pattern of crime with regard to a particular location, method or assailant, and alert the campus community to potential danger. Reports filed in this manner are counted and disclosed in the annual crime statistics for the institution.

DID YOU KNOW ? You are strongly encouraged to file a formal police report; however, to remain confidential you may make an anonymous report to UCF Victim Services at 407-823-5555.

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THE CAMPUS SEX CRIMES PREVENTION ACT (Section 1601 of Public Law 106-386) is a federal law enacted on October 28, 2000, that provides for the tracking of convicted, registered sex offenders enrolled as students at institutions of higher education, or working or volunteering on campus.

Victim Services

Sex Offenses

UCF Victim Services is a unit of the UCF Police Department.

If you are the victim/survivor of a sexual battery,

As part of our extensive program, we provide options,

sexual assault, date or acquaintance rape, and you do

advocacy and education to the UCF community. Our primary

not wish to report immediately to law enforcement,

mission is the provision of advocacy services to victims. Victim

help is available 24/7. A victim advocate can discuss

Services hosts special events to promote prevention awareness,

all options, so victims/survivors can make an

and provides educational programs for the classroom along

informed decision and receive appropriate referrals

with training programs for members of the UCF community.

and resources specifically related for this type

For UCF students interested in advocacy–related experience,

of victimization. A UCF victim advocate is always

we offer intern, volunteer and work study opportunities to

available to assist you with or without a police report.

eligible students.

Recommendations

Mission Statement

• Call for a victim advocate.

To collaborate with and empower organizations and individuals to eliminate violence in our community through advocacy,

•C  onsider filing a police report (recommended but not required).

education and training.

• Do not change your clothing.

Victim Advocate Services Are Free A victim advocate is available 24-hours-a-day to assist students, faculty and staff who are victims or survivors of crime, violence or abuse on or off campus. The victim advocate’s role is to provide victims/survivors with support and information about all the options that are available to them. This will include reporting options, immediate safety and security, emergency shelter and nonemergency medical services. Awareness of all options allows victims to make informed decisions about what’s best for them. In addition to options, an advocate can provide crisis intervention, emotional support, practical assistance, criminal justice and UCF administrative support, and appropriate referrals to on- and off-campus agencies and resources. You can reach an advocate by calling 407-823-5555 (UCF Police nonemergency line) and asking to speak with an advocate. You need only provide your first name and a safe contact number. The on–call advocate will be contacted immediately by the dispatcher and will return your call within a few minutes. A UCF Victim Advocate is always available to assist you with or without a police report.

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• Do not wash your body or clothes. • Do not alter or change the scene of the crime.

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Alcohol & Other Drugs The Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Prevention Programming Office offers a variety of health promotion services, including education, prevention, alcohol and other drug assessments/evaluations, short-term interventions, and referrals. The office partners with other campus and community programs to create a healthy environment for students to study, work and play. Health promotion programs, activities and support services encourage individuals and groups to make low-risk, responsible choices that will enhance their personal and academic success at UCF. • The state of Florida statutes declare it is unlawful for any person under the age of 21 to possess or consume alcoholic beverages. Consequently, no one under the legal drinking age may consume, distribute or possess alcohol on university properties, or as part of any university activity, unless they are employed under the provisions of statute 562.13. Please read the statute for more information. • It is unlawful to sell, give, serve or permit alcohol to be served to anyone under the age of 21. Furthermore, servers can be held civilly liable for damage caused by underage drinkers to whom they provided alcoholic beverages. • It is unlawful to be under the influence of, use, possess, distribute, sell, offer, agree or represent to sell narcotics, hallucinogens, dangerous drugs, or controlled substances, except as where permitted by prescription or law. Violations of these laws are dealt with through the criminal courts and through the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities. Students found liable are subject not only to criminal prosecution, but to administration sanctions, including permanent expulsion from the university.

PROTECT YOURSELF F ROM D AT E R A P E DRU G S •N  ever leave your drink unattended. Date rape drugs can be slipped into any type of drink and they are colorless and odorless.

•H  ave your designated driver arranged before going out. The designated driver doesn’t consume any alcohol or illegal substances.

• Do not accept drinks from strangers.

• If you think your drink has been tampered with, seek medical attention right away and request the hospital conduct a toxicology test.

• Watch bartenders pour your drink. •A  ttend parties and bars with friends who will be with you throughout the event.

REAL Project-AOD Peer Educators Confidential screening and assessment is available for students who are interested in feedback regarding risk and protective factors associated with their self-reported AOD use. Students who have violated campus alcohol and other drug policies and/ or have been referred for alcohol and other drug violations with law enforcement are also advised in our office.

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Residence Hall Safety

The Department of Housing and Residence Life and the UCF Police Department work in partnership to provide residents with a number of safety measures. These resources include ongoing educational programs, safety-related policies, educational sanctions for violations of policies, and staff assistance in dealing with security problems and emergencies. The Residence Life staff gives high priority to the security needs of the residents. Resident Assistants receive training in crisis management, dealing with critical incidents, and monitoring the facilities. Housing and Residence Life staff make routine checks of floors, buildings, and the exteriors of the communities. Security concerns are reported to the appropriate people, i.e. the UCF Police Department or the Department of Housing and Residence Life. Each semester, the UCF Police Department and the Residence Life staff jointly provide safety programs to all residents. In addition, fire evacuation drills are conducted each semester. Residents are the most important aspect of the cooperative effort to provide a safe and secure community. Residents are encouraged to be aware, be vigilant, and to keep doors locked at all times. Remember, the safety and security of the housing communities are everyone’s responsibility. For a review of the housing procedures and policies, please refer to the community living guide available online under current residents at www.housing.ucf.edu.

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CAUTION Fireworks, explosives, weapons and flammable liquids are strictly prohibited in the housing communities. Devices using open flames or an open heating element such as toasters or indoor cooking grills are not allowed in the residence halls. Residents are also reminded that falsely activating or tampering with fire safety equipment violates state and federal laws, and creates dangers for the entire community in the case of a real fire.

Fire Safety

Residence Halls and Academic Buildings As part of a statewide regulation, each residence has smoke detectors connected to the building’s alarm system. Once activated, the alarm system will alert the UCF Police Department and an officer will be dispatched. Automatic pull stations and fire extinguishers are located on each floor. Academic buildings also provide a similar system of smoke detectors, fire alarms and extinguishers, and fire doors and walls that are required under state regulations. All on-campus and UCF-affiliated properties are inspected by the fire marshal annually. For residence halls and apartment living, more information is provided as a part of the Department of Housing and Residence Life’s informational packets that new student residents receive each year.

Pegasus Landing & Pegasus Pointe UCF–affiliated housing is comprised of two

panic buttons in every bedroom, UCF Residence

communities: Pegasus Landing and Pegasus Pointe.

Life assistance 24/7, Residence Hall Auxiliary Patrol

Pegasus Landing and Pegasus Pointe are proud to

program, ongoing safety education, and 24-hour

offer the services of the UCF Police Department

controlled-access gating.

as one of the many benefits of the affiliation with UCF. Affiliated housing receives the benefits of having their communities patrolled by UCF officers 24 hours a day, as well as having the UCF Police Department respond immediately in emergencies. Pegasus Landing and Pegasus Pointe also offer other services to promote safety in the community.

For Pegasus Pointe, these include: courtesy officers, controlled entrance of property at night, security systems in every apartment, panic buttons in every bedroom, and the 24 hour Life Works Assistance program. The continued partnership with UCF Police Department and affiliated housing will continue to enhance the safety of the residents in our communities.

For Pegasus Landing, these include: additional courtesy officers, security systems in every apartment,

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Office of Student Conduct University Disciplinary Action , The Office of Student Conduct, under the Office of

Student Rights and Responsibilities, coordinates all

alternatives as stated in the Disciplinary

disciplinary proceedings involving sexual misconduct

Sanctions section of The Golden Rule

by students, as defined in The Golden Rule Student

Student Handbook. These alternatives

Handbook. Victims of sexual misconduct may report

include disciplinary warning, disciplinary

these incidents to the UCF Police Department at

probation, suspension or expulsion from

407-823-5555, to the Office of Student Conduct

the university. University disciplinary

at 407-823-4368, or to UCF Victim Services at

proceedings may be held in instances

407-823-2425. Students charged with violations of

involving alleged sexual misconduct, even

the Rules of Conduct as stated in The Golden Rule

when formal charges under state law are

Student Handbook will be given notice of the charges

not brought in the state courts.

and complaints against them and will be provided

By offering a wide range of services

an opportunity to respond to these charges in a

designed to assist as well as educate

disciplinary hearing. Victims of sexual misconduct will

students in resolving their disputes,

be given the opportunity to offer comments regarding

the Office of Student Rights and

the sanctions imposed upon the charged student,

Responsibilities (OSRR) combines

should that student be found to have been in violation

Student Legal Services, Dispute Resolution

of university policies.

Services, and the Office of Student

In cases where an alleged offender’s behavior poses

Conduct. OSRR provides a forum that

a threat to the university community, the Director of

contributes to the individual growth and

Student Rights and Responsibilities or designee

development of the student’s knowledge

may immediately suspend the student from the

of community responsibility, due process,

university on an interim basis until a hearing can be

conflict resolution skills, and university

convened to either confirm or cancel that immediate

conduct rules. Our resources are more

interim suspension.

effectively used by combining and referring

The alleged victim and the alleged offender will be given the opportunity to be accompanied by an adviser of their choice at the disciplinary hearing. Students found to have been in violation of the Rules of Conduct regarding sexual misconduct will

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be sanctioned in accordance with the

within the judicial knowledge base that exists within these three services. For more information, call 407-823-6960.

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Community Relations Safe Escort Patrol Service (SEPS)

IDENTITY THEFT

Under the control of the UCF Police Department, this service provides a free,

Identity theft crimes are on the

safe passage for students, staff and faculty who need to walk the main campus

rise. Your personal identifying

after dark by calling 407-823-2424. For extended times beyond 1 a.m., call

information can be accessed in a

407-823-5555. At the Rosen College, call 407-903-8060 or 407-823-5555.

variety of ways. An imposter can

Blue Light Phones

misuse your information to open

These phones provide direct contact to UCF Police and are located throughout

fraudulent accounts. The UCF Police

campus. You will find them on every floor of every garage and on poles

Department has developed an Identity

throughout the campus. Once the red button on the phone has been activated,

Theft Prevention presentation to

the blue light will begin to flash. A police dispatcher will come on the line and

help students, faculty and staff from

offer assistance and an officer will be dispatched to that location to assist.

becoming victims. A Community

Operation I.D. The UCF Police Department works with the staff in each residence hall to assist students with the engraving of their driver’s license (or other identification)

Relations Officer can meet with your group of eight or more to present this Information.

number on their personal property. This discourages theft and assists in the recovery of stolen items when the owner records the serial, make and model numbers of the items engraved. Items that can be engraved include: bikes,

BICYCLE IMPOUNDMENT Bikes are popular at the university.

computers, MP3 players, cameras, tape recorders, video game consoles, and

The UCF Police Department tries to

other valuables. This service is free to all students, faculty and staff members.

keep the number of broken-down

Note: Bicycles can be registered for free at the Parking and Transportation

bikes to a minimum at bike racks,

Services office. If your bike is impounded or stolen, the registration will assist

so the students who are riding their

police in the return of your bike.

bikes have a place to park. During the

Physical Security Analysis

summer months and winter break,

UCF Police Community Relations officers, who are state-certified crime prevention practitioners, visit facilities and residence halls to inspect lighting, shrubbery and entrances. If there are safety concerns, the officer contacts that department and makes suggestions for changes to improve that facility.

Project ChildSafe

the UCF Police Department will tag bikes that appear to be abandoned and then impound them after 10 days. Once impounded, bikes can be auctioned in 60 days. Student Government holds an auction once

Project ChildSafe is a nationwide program that promotes safe firearms

a year with proceeds going to

handling and storage practices among all firearms owners. Through the

scholarships. For more information

distribution of key safety education messages and free gun locking devices

about the auction, go to the UCF

(safety kits), Project ChildSafe hopes to reduce the number of accidental

Police Department Web site under

shootings. Please stop by the UCF Police Department to receive your free

“Crime Prevention, Bicycle Safety.”

gun lock kit.

SAFE: Self-defense for Women

Bikes that are illegally parked (locked to anything other than a

SAFE courses are designed to provide information, teach tactics and offer

bike rack) can be impounded at

women options to protect themselves. Instructors are UCF police officers

any time. To retrieve a bike that

trained by the National Self-defense Institute. They provide a real-world

was illegally parked, call the UCF

perspective and teach useful techniques for many different kinds of crimes

Police Department during normal

committed against women.

business hours. There is a $25

Courses are two hours long and cost five dollars. Sign up at the UCF Police

impoundment fee.

Department sub-station in the John T. Washington Center.

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Other Services on Campus Community Service Officers

Community Service Officers (CSOs) are highly trained, unarmed, non-sworn officers assigned to the UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management and the UCF College of Medicine at Lake Nona. CSOs can take reports for misdemeanor crimes, investigate minor traffic crashes, provide escorts, and respond to injured or ill persons and other minor incidents.

Fingerprinting Those who are looking for jobs that require a set of fingerprints to be on file, or who want to become American citizens, may get fingerprinted at the UCF Police Department by the Records section. Students, faculty and staff are offered this free service, while those not associated with UCF will be charged a $5 fee for the first card. Fingerprinting days/hours are Tuesday 9 a.m.–11:30 a.m. and Wednesday 1 p.m.–3 p.m.

IMPORTANT Do you ever get the feeling something isn’t right? Call the UCF Police Department on their nonemergency phone number and make a report. It may be nothing or it may be a crime about to happen. Enter the nonemergency numbers of your local police agencies into your cell phone.

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Specialty Units K-9 Demonstrations K-9 demonstrations are offered to show how a bomb dog or drug dog operates. Go to www.police.ucf.edu to request a demonstration.

Emergency Response Team (ERT) SWAT-trained officers respond to emergency threats (active shooters) and serve high-risk search/arrest warrants. These officers are highly trained on multiple weapons, including M16’s, MP5’s, shotguns and sniper rifles.

Technology-based Crime Unit The University of Central Florida serves its community by protecting its digital infrastructure, in partnership with other law enforcement agencies. We provide outreach education in the areas of computer safety, ID theft and electronic crime. The UCF Police Department

Law Enforcement Analyst/Crime Mapping

patrols the campus by car,

Performing detailed research and analysis on confidential criminal

motorcycle, bicycle, ATV and foot.

intelligence information, our analyst will develop tactical and strategic plans for addressing crime, developing and disseminating criminal intelligence bulletins (internally and externally) and supporting law enforcement investigative personnel with tasks associated with criminal background information.

Forensic Technician Our crime scene technician handles the documentation, photography and collection of evidence at crime scenes. Our forensic technician is also responsible for the proper management, maintenance and dissemination of all evidence, safe keeping of property, and lost-and-found property collected by the UCF Police Department.

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Crimes reported to UCF PD from other LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES On campus

Non-campus

Public property

2006

2007

2008

2006

2007

2008

2006

2007

2008

Murder/Non-Negligent

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Manslaughter

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Negligent Manslaughter

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Sex Offenses, Forcible

2

0

0

3

0

0

4

0

1

Sex Offenses, Nonforcible

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0 0

OFFENSE

Robbery

6

5

0

0

1

0

1

0

Aggravated Assault

0

0

0

0

0

0

3

1

1

Burglary

7

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Motor Vehicle Theft

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Arson

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Liquor Law Arrest Liquor Law Referral Drug Law Arrest

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

6

9

211

156

211

13

16

9

6

24

12

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

7

3

Drug Law Referral

14

9

9

2

1

3

4

11

4

Illegal Weapons Arrest

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

Illegal Weapons Referral

3

1

2

0

0

0

0

0

2

On campus totals equals both residential facilities and public property.

Crimes reported at MAIN CAMPUS On campus

Residential facilities

2006

2007

2008

2006

2007

2008

2006

2007

2008

Murder/Non-Negligent

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Manslaughter

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Negligent Manslaughter

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Sex Offenses, Forcible

1

3

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

Sex Offenses, Nonforcible

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Robbery

3

1

3

0

0

1

0

0

1

Aggravated Assault

8

4

2

5

1

1

0

0

0 0

OFFENSE

Burglary

21

43

31

15

18

15

0

0

Motor Vehicle Theft

7

19

41

0

0

0

0

1

2

Arson

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Liquor Law Arrest

20

13

24

2

0

0

18

0

0

Liquor Law Referral

108

45

57

34

30

30

74

0

0

Drug Law Arrest

12

4

10

5

4

3

7

0

0

Drug Law Referral

40

5

13

24

28

29

16

0

0

Illegal Weapons Arrest

1

2

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

Illegal Weapons Referral

0

0

0

0

1

1

0

0

0

On campus totals equals both residential facilities and public property.

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10 Crimes reported at DOWNTOWN CAMPUS On campus

Residential facilities

Public property

2006

2007

2008

2006

2007

2008

2006

2007

2008

Murder/Non-Negligent

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Manslaughter

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Negligent Manslaughter

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Sex Offenses, Forcible

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Sex Offenses, Nonforcible

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Robbery

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Aggravated Assault

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Burglary

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Motor Vehicle Theft

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Arson

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Liquor Law Arrest

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Liquor Law Referral

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Drug Law Arrest

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Drug Law Referral

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Illegal Weapons Arrest

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Illegal Weapons Referral

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

OFFENSE

On campus totals equals both residential facilities and public property.

Crimes reported at ROSEN CAMPUS On campus

Residential facilities

Public property

2006

2007

2008

2006

2007

2008

2006

2007

2008

Murder/Non-Negligent

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Manslaughter

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Negligent Manslaughter

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Sex Offenses, Forcible

1

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

Sex Offenses, Nonforcible

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Robbery

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Aggravated Assault

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

OFFENSE

Burglary

1

1

0

1

1

0

0

0

0

Motor Vehicle Theft

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

Arson

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Liquor Law Arrest

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Liquor Law Referral

7

1

0

7

5

3

0

0

0

Drug Law Arrest

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

Drug Law Referral

3

0

0

3

0

9

0

0

0

Illegal Weapons Arrest

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Illegal Weapons Referral

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

On campus totals equals both residential facilities and public property.

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Crimes reported at SOU TH ORLANDO CAMPUS On campus

Residential facilities

Public property

2006

2007

2008

2006

2007

2008

2006

2007

2008

Murder/Non-Negligent

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Manslaughter

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Negligent Manslaughter

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Sex Offenses, Forcible

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Sex Offenses, Nonforcible

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Robbery

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Aggravated Assault

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Burglary

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Motor Vehicle Theft

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Arson

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Liquor Law Arrest

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Liquor Law Referral

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Drug Law Arrest

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Drug Law Referral

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Illegal Weapons Arrest

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Illegal Weapons Referral

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

OFFENSE

On campus totals equals both residential facilities and public property.

Crimes reported at PEGASUS LANDING Off campus

Residential facilities

2006

2007

2008

2006

2007

2008

2006

2007

2008

Murder/Non-Negligent

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Manslaughter

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Negligent Manslaughter

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Sex Offenses, Forcible

4

2

2

4

1

2

0

0

0

Sex Offenses, Nonforcible

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Robbery

7

6

2

7

3

2

0

0

0

Aggravated Assault

5

1

3

5

1

3

0

0

0

OFFENSE

Burglary

7

26

20

21

26

20

0

0

0

Motor Vehicle Theft

8

12

5

0

0

0

0

0

0

Arson

1

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

Liquor Law Arrest

1

1

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

Liquor Law Referral

49

4

8

49

42

18

0

0

0

Drug Law Arrest

5

3

0

5

3

3

0

0

0

Drug Law Referral

19

1

0

19

17

5

0

0

0

Illegal Weapons Arrest

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Illegal Weapons Referral

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

On campus totals equals both residential facilities and public property.

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10 Crimes reported at PEGASUS POINTE Off campus

Residential facilities

Public property

2006

2007

2008

2006

2007

2008

2006

2007

2008

Murder/Non-Negligent

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Manslaughter

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Negligent Manslaughter

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Sex Offenses, Forcible

0

2

1

0

1

1

0

0

0

Sex Offenses, Nonforcible

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Robbery

1

2

2

1

2

2

0

0

0

OFFENSE

Aggravated Assault

1

1

2

1

1

2

0

0

0

Burglary

6

29

12

50

25

12

0

0

0

Motor Vehicle Theft

6

5

5

0

0

0

0

0

0

Arson

0

2

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

Liquor Law Arrest

7

1

0

7

1

0

0

0

0

Liquor Law Referral

37

3

2

37

12

10

0

0

0

Drug Law Arrest

5

2

0

5

3

2

0

0

0

Drug Law Referral

8

0

0

8

1

6

0

0

0

Illegal Weapons Arrest

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Illegal Weapons Referral

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

On campus totals equals both residential facilities and public property.

Crimes reported to UCF Police Department for total non-campus properties Off campus

Residential facilities

Public property

2006

2007

2008

2006

2007

2008

2006

2007

2008

Murder/Non-Negligent

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Manslaughter

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Negligent Manslaughter

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Sex Offenses, Forcible

5

4

3

5

2

3

0

0

0

Sex Offenses, Nonforcible

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Robbery

8

8

4

8

5

4

0

0

0

Aggravated Assault

6

2

5

6

2

5

0

0

0

Burglary

85

56

32

72

52

32

0

0

0

Motor Vehicle Theft

14

17

11

0

0

0

0

0

0

Arson

1

2

0

0

1

0

2

0

0

Liquor Law Arrest

8

15

1

8

1

0

0

0

0 0

OFFENSE

Liquor Law Referral

93

53

10

93

92

31

0

0

Drug Law Arrest

10

9

0

10

17

6

0

0

0

Drug Law Referral

30

6

0

30

46

21

0

0

0

Illegal Weapons Arrest

0

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Illegal Weapons Referral

0

1

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

On campus totals equals both residential facilities and public property.

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Welcome to UCF UCF employs fully-sworn professional law enforcement officers who are commisioned to protect our lives and property and to preserve the peace on our campus. -UCF President, John C. Hitt

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Safety in the Workplace

Here are some suggestions to keep you safe while working at UCF: • When working late, make sure doors are locked. • Avoid using stairs in remote areas of the building. • Never prop doors open. •K  eep belongings in an area that can be locked up, such as a desk or cabinet. •D  o not hold doors open for strangers when the building is closed for the evening. • Let others know where you are when working late. • Use the Safe Escort Patrol Service to walk with you to your vehicle. • Think of the “what ifs” and have a plan in mind. • Do not be distracted while walking or jogging (phones/headsets). Office staff should have a plan in place for emergencies such as angry or volatile customers or domestic violence situations. Contact UCF Police Community Relations officers for assistance with your plans.

Ten Keys to Prevent Auto Burglary & Theft

More than 45,000 vehicles are registered on the UCF campus. The UCF Police Department and other law enforcement agencies do everything in their collective power to prevent auto burglary and auto theft. The following are 10 keys that can help you protect your vehicle from theft: • Always roll your windows up and lock your car. •D  on’t leave valuables in plain view. Items left in the open attract thieves. Store them in your trunk if necessary. •E  ngrave expensive accessories, such as car stereos and speaker systems, with your drivers’ license number. This aids the police in tracing the stolen items. • Never leave your vehicle running and unattended. • Install an antitheft device that is highly visible, hard to defeat and renders the car inoperable.

KEYS

• Drop a business card or address label in the map pockets of your doors. • Don’t hide a spare key. •D  on’t leave important papers such as bank statements, credit card statements, and other important documents in your car. •P  hotocopy your registration and insurance information and keep it in a safe place other than your vehicle. •M  ost importantly, be crime-wise. Think of what you can do to protect your belongings ahead of time before you become a victim. Don’t become complacent. If you find that your vehicle has been burglarized, contact the UCF Police Department immediately and try not to touch the vehicle. The more you touch your vehicle, the more you contaminate the crime scene.

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Academic Buildings Residence Halls Administrative Buildings Athletics Buildings Other University Buildings Parking Garages Parking Lots Campus Property Public Property

Pegasus Pointe Inset

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Emergency Response Information In the event of an immediate threat from danger, fire, injury, or crime in progress, call 911. UCF Police are part of the countywide “Enhanced 911” system and automatically receive calls related to campus. The system ensures that the correct emergency responder—police, medical or fire—is directed to the right place in the shortest amount of time. Since telephone numbers appear on the police computer screen, callers who are either too young or incapacitated to give their location can still receive emergency assistance. Certified police service technicians are on duty 24 hours-a-day.

University Emergency and Safety Resource Numbers Central Florida CrimeLine follows the guidelines and directions set by the Florida Association of Crime Stoppers in its day-to-day operation. CrimeLine is available (1-800-423-TIPS) 24 hours-a-day, 365 days-a-year, taking completely anonymous tips on any felony criminal activity. Spanish-speaking operators are available. (If you witness a crime in progress, you should call 911.) You may now report felony crimes online at Crimeline.org.

CRIMELINE—800-423-TIPS

UCF POLICE Emergencies

911

Burglary, Theft, Sexual Assault, Drug Dealing

Nonemergency

407-823-5555

If you hear something about crime, do you

Victim Services

407-823-2425 or 407-823-5555

think: “It has nothing to do with me.” It is

Safe Escort Patrol Services

407-823-2424 or 407-823-5555

understandable that many people don’t want

Parking and Transportation Services

407-823-5812

to get involved, don’t want to be interviewed

Student Health Services

407-823-2701

by police, don’t want what they say written

Student Counseling Center

407-823-2811

down, and don’t want the bother of being a

Housing and Residence Life

407-823-4663

witness. It is also understandable that some

Maintenance

407-823-5587

people are frightened for themselves and their

Environmental Health and Safety

407-823-5323

families if they pass on information.

OTHER EMERGENCY NUMBERS

With CrimeLine, you can submit an anonymous

Orange County Sexual Trauma Recovery Center 24-hour Hotline

407-843-4357

Orange County Response 24-hour Rape Hotline

407-740-5408

For a sexual assault in Seminole County, please call the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office. A victim advocate will be contacted to assist you.

tip and be eligible for a reward up to $1,000 for information leading to a felony arrest...and you don’t even have to give your name. The amount of the reward a tipster will receive is determined by the CrimeLine Board of Directors. They will review the case to determine how

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much is actually rewarded.

Orange County Sheriff’s Office

407-836-4357

Seminole County Sheriff’s Office

407-665-6600

Oviedo Police Department

407-971-5700

Orlando Police Department

321-235-5300

Winter Park Police Department

407-644-1313

Casselberry Police Department

407-262-7616

Winter Springs Police Department

407-327-1000

Florida Highway Patrol

407-737-2200

*P  ortions of this Annual Report and Safety Guide were paid by the Crime Stoppers Trust Fund-Attorney General Office.

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