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University of Akron Police Department

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The University's police department operates around the clock, 365 days a year, providing the campus and the neighborhoods adjoining the university with law-enforcement services that enhance safety and security. Our 40+ full-time officers are fully commissioned by the State of Ohio and have law-enforcement authority identical to municipal police officers and sheriff's deputies.

We are here to assist you. Please call us at 330-972-2911 (or 9-1-1 in an emergency) if we may be of service.


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146 Hill St (show on map)
Akron, OH 44325-0402

Phone: 330-972-2911
TTY: 330-972-6238
Fax: 330-972-7772
Email: uapd@uakron.edu

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Free escort between campus locations
Now available 24-7

Safety and police activity reports
Review UA's Annual Safety Report, reports about police activity and public safety advisories

Battery jumps and vehicle lockouts
As a service to our campus community, UAPD provides free lockout and battery jump service to the UA community

Security surveys of rentals
Our officers will test your locking system, study entry points and make suggestions to improve the security of your rental

Locking Systems
This department oversees traditional lock-and-key methods of securing campus and also many technology-based locking systems

A.L.i.C.E. and other training programs
Learn about A.L.I.C.E. training and other training initiatives.

Cell phone alerts
Receive information about weather closings and other safety issues on campus.

Finger printing
As a service to the community, UAPD provides fingerprinting services for nominal fees.

Lost and found

After checking such places as Bierce Library or the Student Union, which have their own losts and founds, try UAPD Station 1, where lost and found is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Call 330-972-7135 or e-mail Dena Savage at dsavage@uakron.edu

Items not claimed after 90 days may be donated to charity, destroyed or distributed for departmental use.

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Bomb threat: How to respond

This document provides guidance.

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Emergencies and tips

IN AN EMERGENCY: Pick up a blue-light emergency phone or call University Police at any hour at 330-972-2911 or 9-1-1.

If you notice something unusual or something that causes you concern, call 330-972-2911 at any hour.

Non-emergency questions may be directed to UAPD at 330-972-2911 or uapd@uakron.edu.

SEE IT. REPORT IT. GET REWARDED: You can report a tip anonymously and be eligible for rewards up to $2,000! How to submit a tip anonymously.

Safety tips from our officers


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Video: Campus safety at UA


City, UA unify computer systems to improve response times

The city and UA have teamed up to provide faster response, better record-keeping, improved crime analysis and more efficient evidence processing through a shared police computer and information system.

This new joint system should provide better response to calls from students, faculty and staff of the University. Full story.


Reducing campus theft can take just seconds

Theft on college campuses is often a crime of opportunity — somebody takes advantage of an unattended laptop, an unlocked door or a GPS visible in the window of a parked car.

The number of thefts on campus would decline if students were to take an extra moment to secure their belongings:

  1. In the library, if you are going to step away from your table, take your laptop with you.
  2. Lock the door to your dorm room, even if you are running down the hall for a minute.
  3. In your car, tuck items of value out of sight. Yes, this includes the rack that holds your GPS. A thief may see the rack and assume that the GPS is in the car.

The University goes after those caught stealing. All students who were found responsible for theft last year were suspended. Nonstudents charged with theft are sent through the criminal justice system.

UA will continue to do its part to reduce the occurrence of thefts. Students can help their cause by taking that extra step to help secure their valuables. 


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