There are no current Emergency Notifications at this time.
4/8/14 4:13pm: The following information was reported from the Gainesville Police Department (GPD) today and is being distributed to the campus community due to the crime’s close proximity to the University of Florida campus:
The GPD is currently investigating the occurrence of a theft that took place on Tuesday, April 08, 2014 at approximately 3:15 p.m. The incident took place at 1423 West University Avenue.
According to information provided by the GPD, the victim stated that a black male in his 20’s met with the victim to purchase an Ipad. During the meeting, the suspect stated that he didn’t bring his wallet and then fled with the victims Ipad.
The suspect is described as tall with a medium build wearing a black shirt and red pants and athletic shoes. The victim could not advise which direction the suspect fled in.
Anyone with information about the incident or who may know the man’s identity is asked to call the Gainesville Police Department at 352.955.1818 or text keyword GPDFL plus your tip to 274637 (CRIMES). Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 352.372.STOP (7867).
Basic Safety Tips and Considerations for the University of Florida Community
*Report suspicious activities or individuals immediately using 9.1.1
*Be cautious when selling items to unknown persons and ensure you can positively identify the person to law enforcement if necessary.
The UFPD firmly believes that crime is never the fault of the victim. These general safety tips are provided in an effort to assist members of the UF community.
CURRENT CAMPUS/COMMUNITY SAFTEY NOTICE
4-22-14 2:10pm: The University of Florida Police Department (UFPD) is currently investigating theft reports that have occurred on campus since March 31, 2014. The incidents involve a suspect(s) who roams within various buildings, stealing unattended items left in the open. The suspect(s) has primarily stolen electronic devices to include, but not limited to, laptop computers, tablets, and cellular phones. The suspect(s) has also stolen unattended backpacks.
These incidents are primarily considered to be crimes of opportunity. The UFPD would like to remind community members how to assist in preventing this type of crime and eliminate these opportunities from occurring.
• Report suspicious people or activity to the University of Florida Police Department at 352.392.1111 without delay.
• Never leave your property unattended, even during short periods of time.
• Never ask someone you don’t know to watch your property.
• Become familiar with who should and who should not have access in and around your office space.
• Those who conduct crimes of this nature may attempt to appear as a fellow student and ask diversionary questions that may have you believe they were simply “trying to find a friend”.
• Be sure to “lock” your electronic devices using unique password protection and any other device security measures which may help prevent your device from being used by a thief.
• Secure your valuables within your office and never leave them out in the open.
• Register your electronic devices with the University of Florida Police Department’s Operation Identification system at: http://www.police.ufl.edu/wp-content/asp/op_id/op_id.aspx.
• Be sure to install the Frontdoor Laptop Security software on your computer. The Frontdoor program helps disable and track your laptop should it be stolen. For more information about Frontdoor and learn how to install it on your computer, please visit their website at: http://www.frontdoorsoftware.com/.
Active Shooter: How to Respond
Please Click here for a PDF active shooter booklet prepared by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
Please Click here for a brochure designed to provide information and guidance on how to respond to an active shooter situation as well as how to react to law enforcement response.
Please click here to complete an interactive web-based Course provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) regarding what you can do during an active shooter incident.
U Matter We Care
The UF Community cares about one another. U Matter, We Care extends UF's caring culture by educating our community about signs and symptoms of distress and provides students and employees in distress with the appropriate resources.
Smart911 is a free service that allows citizens across the U.S. to create a Safety Profile for their household that includes any information they want 9-1-1 to have in the event of an emergency. Then, when anyone in that household dials 9-1-1 from a phone associated with their Safety Profile, their profile is immediately displayed to the 9-1-1 call taker providing additional information that can be used to facilitate the proper response to the proper location.
TapShield is UF's new mobile safety app provided by Student Government. TapShield allows you to summon help from anywhere on campus in just a tap of the mobile app icon or by pulling your headphones out of the phone when using the Yank feature. Each alert transmits your real-time GPS location and profile information to campus dispatch. The app can be downloaded for Free from the Google Play or App Store.
Visit SG.UFL.EDU for more information.
Florida Online Self Report of Traffic Crash
For those that are involved in a minor traffic crash on the University of Florida campus, please click on the Florida's Intergrated Report Exchange System (FIRES) logo below to complete your own crash report. You will be prompted through a series a questions that can help you decide if this type of report process is right for you. If you are unsure if this is the right way of reporting a crash or if you have any questions, please contact the UFPD at 352.392.1111 and we will assist you.