Emergency Alert (Timely Warning), Wednesday, June 6
The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office (JSO) is investigating a multiple shooting near the northbound on-ramp from Town Center Parkway to I-295, adjacent to the main entrance to UNF. According to the JSO, it appears three people were killed and a fourth was injured in a drive-by shooting at approximately 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 5. Police say they do not believe this is connected to UNF, but the campus community is being alerted because of the proximity to campus. Anyone with information is asked to call JSO at (904) 630-0500.
Campus Alert for Tuesday, June 5: Attempted Car Burglaries
The University Police Department would like to make the campus community aware of attempted burglaries of two vehicles. Both victims had parked their cars in Lot 100, located near Parking Services, Building 52, before 9:20 a.m. today. Shortly before noon, one of the victims returned and attempted to use a key to get into their vehicle. The lock turned full circle but was broken. According to UPD, it appears someone attempted to break into the car by punching the lock.
While being the victim of a crime is never the fault of the victim, the UPD would like to remind faculty, staff and students to lock their vehicles and to store valuables out of sight. Additional safety tips can be found on the Police Department’s Student Safety Tips webpage. Anyone who sees suspicious activity in campus parking lots or garages is encouraged to notify UPD at (904) 620-2800.
University employee says active shooter training he received at UNF helped him in a real life situation
UNF employee, Frank Brown, described his recent experience as a hostage during a bank robbery to WJXT4 news. He credits the active shooter training he received at UNF with helping him decide what to do.
What You Can Do When There Is a Bomb Threat
It may seem simple but it is very important to lock your doors, even when you are gone for just a few minutes. Most crimes are crimes of opportunity. It only takes a few seconds for someone to enter your room or your car and take your valuables. We recommend that you always lock your door when your room or your car is unattended. Don’t give someone the opportunity to make you a victim.
We encourage you to contact the University Police Department any time you see something or someone suspicious. This could include an unfamiliar person loitering around campus, a person “cruising” the parking lot or someone trying to sell things door-to-door. We are here to respond to your concerns, so please don’t hesitate to call us. We would rather check out 100 “false alarms” than miss one incident truly needing our attention.
Sexual Consent: It's as Easy as a Cup of Tea
The most important thing you need before having sex
Be more than a bystander. Do something.
Be aware and help prevent sexual assault
- Consent is voluntary and mutual, and can be withdrawn at any
- Past consent does not mean current or future consent.
- There is no consent when there is force, intimidation, or
- One cannot always consent if
under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.
- Talk to your friends honestly
and openly about sexual assault.
- Don’t just be a bystander –
if you see something, intervene in any way you can.
- Trust your gut. If something
looks like it might be a bad situation, it probably is.
- Be direct. Ask someone who looks like they may need help if
- Get someone to help you if you see something – enlist a
friend, RA, bartender, or host to help step in.
- Keep an eye on someone who
has had too much to drink.
- If you see someone who is too intoxicated to consent, enlist
their friends to help them leave safely.
- Recognize the potential danger of someone who talks about
planning to target another person at a party.
- Be aware if someone is deliberately trying to intoxicate,
isolate, or corner someone else.
- Get in the way by creating a distraction, drawing attention
to the situation, or separating them.
- Understand that if someone
does not or cannot consent to sex, it’s rape.
If you are a victim or survivor, or helping someone in that
situation go to notalone.gov to get the resources and information you need.
You can also call the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1.800.656.HOPE