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.
146 Hill St (show on map)
Akron, OH 44325-0402
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
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.
As a service to the community, UAPD provides fingerprinting services for nominal fees.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
TIP LINE: Submit a tip confidentially to police by texting it to 274637 (CRIMES), and beginning the message with the keyword ZIPTIP. You may also submit a tip confidentially online to provide more detailed information, including images. Learn more.
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.
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:
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.