Campus Safety Alert for November 9, 2017
The University Police Department is investigating a report of indecent exposure in public. On November 8 at approximately 7:45 p.m., a female student reported that she was approached late in the afternoon by a thin, white male, who exposed himself to her while sitting outside of the Coggin College of Business, Building 42. She described the suspect as having a long, orange beard with a green T-shirt and black pants. He is approximately 6 feet tall and walks with a limp, using a black cane. The suspect was last seen walking towards Daniel Hall, Building 1. Anyone with information is asked to call the UPD at (904) 620-2800. While becoming a victim of a crime isn't the fault of the victim, the UPD offers safety tips, which can be found here.
Crime Alert: Timely Warning
The University Police Department is investigating a report of a home invasion robbery and false imprisonment. On 11-7-17 at approximately 7:45 p.m. a male student who lives in Building X of The Landing called the UPD and said he answered a knock on his door. When he opened the door, two suspects were standing in the doorway . One of the suspects hit him over the head with a gun and the two then forced their way into the room demanding money and drugs. The student said the suspects tied the him up, stole $10 and fled. The student was able to get free and then followed the suspects as they fled in a dark colored vehicle. Witnesses reported seeing a third suspect standing in a stairwell possibly acting as a lookout. The student reported the incident approximately 30 minutes later.
This is an ongoing investigation and the UPD is searching for three men. The first is described as a black male, 5’8”, 275 pounds, with dreadlocks pulled back. He was wearing a black and gold shirt and black jeans. He has tattoos on his stomach, The second suspect is described as a black male, 5’11”, 140 pounds, wearing a black shirt and black shorts. Witnesses were unable to provide a description of the third suspect. The student said he had not seen the suspects before and told police did not know what they were referring to.
Anyone with information is asked to call the UPD at (904) 620-2800.
While becoming a victim of a crime is not the fault of the victim, the University Police Department offers safety tips, which can be found here: http://www.unf.edu/upd/Student_Safety_Tips.aspx .
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The University of North Florida Police Department is entrusted to preserve the peace, provide general police services to the University community, and enforce the laws of the State of Florida, the ordinances of the City of Jacksonville, as well as the rules, policies and traffic regulations of the University of North Florida. In cooperation with the entire campus community, the University Police Department also is committed to protecting the University's population, buildings, grounds and equipment.
A safe and secure campus which fosters an atmosphere that allows the University community as a whole to achieve personal and institutional goals pertaining to learning, working and quality of life issues.
PARTNERSHIP: The University Police Department will work to create partnerships with the University community. Partnerships allow the community a voice in the policing process and promote a mutual understanding of quality of live issues.
INTEGRITY: The single most valuable tool a law enforcement officer has at his/her disposal is integrity. Integrity builds a foundation of trust and support, which is an essential element in a relationship between the police department and the community.
RESPECT: The University Police Department serves a diverse community and each person in our community deserves a level of respect that we would want extended to us as an agency and as individuals. Having respect for every person we serve will help build relationships that improve the community as a whole and will ensure that the rights of every individual are respected.
The University of North Florida Police Department sponsors a Safety Ranger program to escort students to and from parking lots weekday evenings from sundown until 10 p.m. During all other times, the escorts will be conducted by UPD officers. Students can request a Safety Ranger or officer by calling (904) 620-2800, or using a Code Blue Phone. The Safety Ranger program provides an extra layer of security to everyone’s safety while on campus.
In addition to a strong emphasis on the Mission, Vision, and Core Values, members of the University Police Department have implemented a pro-active approach in administering police services with focus on Visibility, Prevention and Enforcement to reduce crime and improve safety on campus.
With this principle in mind, each member of the University Police Department is coached on the importance of this approach in their daily activities when serving our community.
A FOCUS ON VISIBILITY, PREVENTION and ENFORCEMENT increases the safety of our community and encourages a closer working relationship within the community we serve.
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