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Winter 2014 Crime Prevention News

Winter has arrived and the semester is almost over.  Whether you are traveling or staying on campus, please take extra precautions.  Find out how by reading our Crime Prevention News - December 2014.

Back by popular demand, we are going to hand out tasty donuts at the campus Main Library, Group Area D on Tuesday, December 16, 2014, between noon and 2PM.  Please accept the donuts as an expression of gratitude for our students.  Best wishes and HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Posted by Officer Alton Poole | 15 December 2014 | Tags: , , ,

UI Public Safety Director Chuck Green Announces Retirement

From Iowa NOW:

"Chuck Green, who has served as the director of Public Safety at the University of Iowa for nearly 20 years, has announced his retirement.  Green's retirement is effective January 9th of 2015.

"It has been my distinct honor and privilege to serve the University of Iowa community and work with so many dedicated and honorable people," Green says. "January 9th will mark my 20th year as director of public safety and, over the last two decades, the men and women of this department have build a program that we can all be extremely proud of."

(Further Media Coverage from The Press-Citizen)

Director Green's retirement is effective January 9th, 2015 and Associate Director David Visin will be assuming the post of Interim Director at that time until a search can be conducted to find a permanent replacement for Green. 

 

 

 

Posted by | 11 December 2014

UIPD Issues Crime Alert

Trigger Warning: This warning addresses a report of sexual misconduct. Resources are available on and off campus to provide assistance. Contact RVAP for 24/7 support at (319) 335-6000.

This information is being released in accordance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. The Clery Act requires all colleges and universities that participate in federal financial aid programs to keep and disclose information about crime on and near their respective campuses, including timely warnings of crimes that may represent a threat to the safety of students or employees.

On Saturday, December 6, 2014, University of Iowa police received a report a female student was sexually assaulted by an unknown perpetrator.  In the late night hours of December 5th, 2014 the student reported she was in residence hall when the assault took place.  If you have any information about this incident, please contact the University of Iowa Police at (319) 335-5022.

The only person responsible for sexual misconduct is the perpetrator. It is a violation of university policy to engage in sexual activities without affirmative consent from your partner. Someone incapacitated due to alcohol or drugs cannot consent to sexual activity. This is reflected in university policy: http://dos.uiowa.edu/assistance/consent/. A university student or employee in violation of sexual misconduct policies faces sanctions up to and including expulsion or termination.

It is estimated that nationwide 20 percent of women and six percent of men experience sexual assault or attempted sexual assault during their college years. Data reveal nearly 50 percent of transgender people experience sexual violence. No matter the demographic, the most common type of sexual assault is not committed by a stranger but by someone known to the victim, typically a date or other acquaintance.

If you feel uneasy about a situation, trust your instincts and attempt to interrupt the chain of events. Create a distraction and involve others. Make a commitment to ensure everyone has a safe way home. Being an active bystander doesn't require you put yourself at risk. If you believe a crime has been committed we encourage you to call the police  911. To contact University of Iowa Police call (319) 335-5022. More information is available here: http://www.rainn.org/get-information/sexual-assault-prevention.

We strongly encourage victims to seek medical attention immediately, even if there are no obvious physical injuries. Receiving a sexual assault examination is free and conducted by a specially trained nurse. An examination does not obligate someone to any kind of investigation; however, it allows evidence to be collected and preserved in the event you choose to authorize a criminal investigation at a later time.

In addition to seeking medical attention, there are other options for self-care after an assault, including contacting a confidential victim advocate (24/7 support at 319-335-6000). More information about options is provided here: http://osmrc.uiowa.edu/.

Posted by | 10 December 2014

Football Arrests/Citations- Nebraska vs. Iowa

University of Iowa News Release

Release: November 28, 2014

FOOTBALL RELATED ARRESTS IOWA v. NEBRASKA

UI Police issued the following number of citations

PAULA Citations: 0
Public Urination Citations:  0
Open Container in Public Citations: 0
Public Consumption of Liquor: 0

The following individuals were arrested during football game day operations:

Rust, Alex Jesse, 21 of Sioux City, IA for Public Intox at Kinnick Stadium at 1103 hours. Rust was staggering through the gate, relying on others to be held up. Rust said he was drinking. Rust had slurred speech and refused PBT.

Bonnstetter, Kevin Forrest, 31 of Knoxville, IA for Public Intox at Kinnick Stadium at 1136 hours. Bonnstetter was found stumbling around. Bonnstetter had slurred speech and needed assistance walking and could not maintain his balance. Bonnstetter refused PBT.

Smithson, Janelle Sue, 20 of Iowa City, IA for Public Intox at Kinnick Stadium at 1139 hours. Officers were conducting a welfare check. Smithson was found sitting on the floor inside a bathroom stall. Smithson attempted to walk away from officers. Smithson had slurred speech and smelled of alcohol. Smithson had a small amount of vomit on her sweatshirt. Smithson refused PBT.

Wineland, Daniel Keith, 30 of Iowa City, IA for Public Intox at Kinnick Stadium at 1317 hours. Fans complained about Wineland swearing and causing problems. Wineland was agitated and aggressive, had bloodshot watery eyes and odor of ingested alcohol. Wineland blew .182 post PBT.

Schlote, Dustin E., 31 of Plainview, NE for Public Intox at Kinnick Stadium at 1505 hours. Schlote was seen leaving the stadium with a seat cushion stuffed under his shirt. He told officers he had drank a lot of whiskey and that he would blow over when asked to take a breath test. Schlote smelled strongly of ingested alcohol, had slurred speech and bloodshot watery eyes. He refused PBT.

All 5 subjects were taken to Johnson County Jail.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa Department of Public Safety, Police Division, 808 University Capitol Centre, Iowa City, IA 52242 (319) 335-5022Phone Icon

MEDIA CONTACTS: David Visin, Associate Director of Public Safety, University of Iowa Department of Public Safety, dave-visin@uiowa.edu

Posted by | 28 November 2014

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