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Police provide update to incident in Gallucci Hall
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Dear Students,

I want to provide an update about the incident last week in Gallucci Hall and what we are doing in response.

Police badgeI am pleased to report that three men are in jail today and each has been charged in connection with the incident. The charges include possession of marijuana, aggravated robbery and burglary.

At the same time, we were disappointed to learn that the three are UA students. I understand that this may raise other concerns and questions, so let me address them right here.

We have a strict no-tolerance policy for firearms and drugs on campus. In our residence halls, those charged with violating this policy are immediately banned from the residence halls, and they are referred to police and to our Student Judicial Affairs office. In addition to University discipline, a student would be subject to criminal charges. All of this is made clear in students' housing contracts and during informational sessions shortly after move-in.

Our residence halls have been and continue to be safe because of many precautions we have in place:

  • We assign a number of our police officers specifically to the residence halls to provide security services.
  • Second, the external doors to our residence halls are locked at all times. To enter a hall, you must either swipe an ID or pass through a security checkpoint. In many of our halls, you must do both.
  • Third, our residence hall staff members are extensively trained in security and safety procedures.

I also want to point out that our investigation benefitted significantly from anonymous tips, security cameras, and evidence we gathered through the security precautions described earlier.

Our highest priority is to provide a safe living and learning environment for students. The university administration supports our department and our numerous safety and security initiatives on campus. For instance, since 2007, we have increased to 40 the number of full-time officers in our state-certified police department.

You can learn more about the safety programs we have in place at www.uakron.edu/safety.

If my officers can ever be of assistance to you at any hour, call 330-972-2911, or in an emergency, call 9-1-1.

Thank you for attending The University of Akron.

Cordially,

Paul Callahan
Assistant Vice President of Campus Safety
Police Chief, UA Police Department
pcallah@uakron.edu

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The University of Akron's Zipmail is a compilation of University announcements for University students, sent each Friday unless circumstances require otherwise. The deadline for submissions to be considered by the University is 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday.

Zipmail is a University of Akron communication vehicle established for the benefit of The University of Akron to communicate with its students. Items will be accepted for publication only when the University is directly involved in the activity through participation, sponsorship, or partnership with one of its recognized organizations, colleges or departments. The University reserves the right to edit or to refuse to run any submission for any reason. Zipmail is not, nor is it intended to be, a public forum or a limited public forum. Questions about the implementation of this policy may be directed to zipmail@uakron.edu.

Items to be considered for inclusion in Zipmail should be sent through the Zipmail Event Submission Form. Due to the volume of submissions received, items will not run more than one time.

Questions about specific announcements should be made to the contact person/department/organization listed in the announcement.Your event will automatically be forwarded to the University's online calendar. The Zipmail Coordinator can be reached at x2837.
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