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UIPD Are Recruiting

The University of Iowa Department of Public Safety is seeking certified police officers who are looking for a unique and challenging law enforcement position on a major university campus. Applicants must be a Certified Iowa Law Enforcement Officer or possess certification from another state academy as a Law Enforcement Officer and have the ability to obtain a certification in Iowa within a 12-month period, plus the ability to meet the University of Iowa Fleet Safety Program driving standard.

The Public Safety Patrol Officer salary is $40,778.64 per year plus an hourly shift differential for second and third shifts. Hourly shift differential and overtime wages are in addition to the base pay. There are opportunities to increase your wages through overtime by working athletic, cultural, or other events on campus.

In addition to wages, the University of Iowa has a generous benefit program including health and dental insurance, sick leave, vacation, paid holidays, retirement contributions to TIAA/CREF, life insurance, and worker’s compensation insurance. Public Safety Patrol Officers are also covered under the collective bargaining agreement between the State of Iowa and AFSCME.

The University of Iowa and particularly the Department of Public Safety is an excellent place to pursue a career in law enforcement.  The electronic UI Merit application is available at http://jobs.uiowa.edu/, it must be fully completed and will not be accepted after 5:00 PM on Tuesday, June 16. Furthermore, you must download and complete the following Recruitment Packet.  All information in the Recruitment Packet must be received by the Department of Public Safety by 4:00 PM on Tuesday, June 24th. If you have questions regarding the UI Merit application call Human Resources Employment Services at (319) 335-2656 or toll free in Iowa 1-800-272-6400. 

The University of Iowa prohibits discrimination in employment, educational programs, and activities on the basis of race, national origin, color, creed, religion, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or associational preference. The University also affirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities and equal access to University facilities. For additional information, contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity, (319) 335-0705.

Posted by | 10 June 2014

Who Destroyed Herky?

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On Friday morning at 6:27 a.m. the Department of Public of Safety discovered the Herky on Parade statue located at Capitol and Jefferson was vandalized overnight resulting in damages estimated at $5,000. This incident is currently under investigation by the University of Iowa Police.  The University of Iowa Police are requesting assistance and if anyone has any information please call at (319) 335-5022 or email police@uiowa.edu.

Iowa City Area Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1000 cash reward for information leading to the arrest of this suspect(s). Anyone with information about this crime is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 358-TIPS (8477). All calls are held in strict confidence and anonymity is guaranteed. Individuals providing information do not have to reveal their identity to collect a reward.

Posted by police | 9 May 2014 | Tags: , , ,

UIPD Issue Timely Warning: On Campus Sexual Assault

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 April 16, 2014 a student reported to University of Iowa staff that in the fall semester of 2013 she was sexually assaulted by an acquaintance at an on campus residence hall. The student and the acquaintance were attending an off campus party together and the acquaintance gave the student a drink; she has no memory after consuming the drink. The student woke up the next morning with the acquaintance in the student's room and she stated she was sexually assaulted while incapacitated. The student also received information that the same acquaintance has committed another sexual assault in the spring semester of 2014. The second victim has not reported the incident to University officials.

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 | 20 April 2014

UIPD Issue Timely Warning: Two Unrelated Incidents

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.

University of Iowa Police received information on two unrelated reports of sexual misconduct:

A student reported he was sexually assaulted by an acquaintance on March 28, 2014 after they met at an off campus party and returned to an on campus residence hall where the incident occurred.

In an unrelated incident, University of Iowa staff also received a report from a student that she was the victim of non-consensual contact of a sexual nature by an acquaintance that occurred on January 15, 2014 in an on campus residence hall. 

 

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 to 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 | 3 April 2014 | Tags: ,

Crime Prevention Newsletter

The University of Iowa Department of Public Safety is proud to present this month's Crime Prevention Newsletter

The Crime Prevention Newsletter will give you spring break safety tips and information on bystander intervention.

You can find additional tips and personal safety information on our Facebook  and Twitter pages too!

Posted by police | 13 March 2014 | Tags: , ,

UIPD Issue Timely Warning: Student Reported Sexual Assault

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.

University of Iowa staff received a report from a student that she was sexually assaulted early on Sunday, March 2nd, 2014 by an acquaintance in a room at an on campus residence hall. 

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 | 11 March 2014

UIPD Looking For Assistance

The UIPD is looking for assistance in identifying these two individuals who are persons of interest in an ongoing theft investigation at the CRWC.  If you have any information, please contact the UIPD at 319-335-5022 and ask for Officer Hall.

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Posted by | 4 March 2014

UIPD Issue Timely Warning: Off-Campus Sexual Assault

University of Iowa Staff Receives Report of Assault

 

On February 20, 2014 University of Iowa staff received a report from a student that on February 15, 2014 the student was sexually assaulted at an off campus fraternity house. The student stated she was at the fraternity house when a fraternity member invited her to another room where he sexually assaulted her.

At this time the reporting party has decided not to report the incident to law enforcement and we are respecting her decision. 

In response to this incident, the University of Iowa Police Department is providing the following information on acquaintance sexual assaults. This information is general and not related to this incident.

It is estimated that nationwide 20 percent of women and six percent of college 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.

There are risk factors associated with sexual assault, about which it may be useful to be aware, but being at risk in no way shifts responsibility for sexual assault to a victim/survivor.  The only person responsible for sexual assault is the perpetrator.

Studies of sexual assault show a high correlation between acquaintance rape and drug/alcohol use.  Alcohol and drugs are often used to make someone vulnerable to sexual assault.  Be alert to people who pressure you or others to use a drug or consume alcohol.  Don't leave your drink unattended while talking, dancing, using the restroom, or making a phone call. If you've left your drink alone, just get a new one.

If you engage in sex, be sure you understand your partner's limits.  Don't 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/policy-list/affirmative-consent-2/.

FOR SOMEONE VULNERABLE OR AS A BYSTANDER; If you feel uneasy about a situation, trust your instincts and attempt to interrupt the chain of events.   Create a distraction, involve friends.  Make a commitment to ensure everyone has a safe way home, i.e., a trusted friend, taxi, Cambus or NITE Ride if available.  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.

Your health is the most important issue and 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.   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/victim-options and here: http://police.uiowa.edu/be-proactive/reporting-sexual-assault/ under SEXUAL ASSAULT REFERRAL MATRIX.

If someone chooses a police investigation, we will investigate, provide support, and offer related services.  Sex offenses are treated with seriousness on our campus; criminal and/or severe disciplinary action can be taken (including suspension or expulsion). There are free confidential resources to support victim/survivors through both the criminal and university disciplinary processes.

UI Police offer Rape Aggression Defense courses as well as personal safety information through a Crime Prevention Specialist. See http://police.uiowa.edu/ for more information.

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. 

Posted by | 21 February 2014

Iowa City Police Looking For Assistance

The Iowa City Police Department is requesting the assistance of students who may have more information regarding the sexual assault investigation involving taxis in the Iowa City Area.

 

ICPD is investigating an incident where a female was assaulted by a cab driver Saturday night, February 15th or just after midnight on February 16th. The victim in this case reports she left the area of College and Clinton in a cab with an unknown white male wearing a hooded sweatshirt. This male was dropped off in the 600 block of Iowa Ave. prior to the assault. The Iowa City Police would like to speak with this male. If this was you or you know who this person was please contact Detective Stevens at (319)356-5281 or via email at scott-stevens@iowa-city.org.

 

Iowa City Area Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1000 cash reward for information leading to the arrest of the suspect in the sexual assault. Anyone with information about this crime is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 358-TIPS (8477). All calls are held in strict confidence and anonymity is guaranteed. Individuals providing information do not have to reveal their identity to collect a reward.

Posted by | 19 February 2014

UIPD Issue Timely Warning: Student Reported Sexual Assault

On February 18, 2014 a student reported to University of Iowa staff that on January 27, 2014 at about 9:30 p.m. the student was walking on the west riverbank near the railroad tunnel by the Fine Arts building when the student was approached by three unknown college age males and the student was sexually assaulted.
 
The suspects were described as two large white males, and another male that was described by the victim as mixed race or possibly Hispanic. One of the males was wearing a "Hawkeye" sweatshirt.
 
In response to this incident, the University of Iowa Police is providing the following information on sexual assaults. This information is general and not related to this incident.
 
It is estimated that nationwide 20 percent of women and six percent of college men experience sexual assault or attempted sexual assault during their college years.  Data reveal nearly 50 percent of transgender people experience sexual violence. 
 
There are risk factors associated with sexual assault, about which it may be useful to be aware, but being at risk in no way shifts responsibility for sexual assault to a victim/survivor.  The only person responsible for sexual assault is the perpetrator.
 
         Always be aware of your surroundings when walking alone especially late at night and in the early morning hours; if feasible, attempt to walk with a friend or in a group
 
         If approached, quickly walk/run toward other people or enter an establishment and call the police
 
         FOR SOMEONE VULNERABLE OR AS A BYSTANDER; If you feel uneasy about a situation, trust your instincts and attempt to interrupt the chain of events.   Create a distraction, involve friends.  Make a commitment to ensure everyone has a safe way home, i.e., a trusted friend, taxi, Cambus or NITE Ride if available.  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.
 
         Your health is the most important issue and we encourage victims to seek medical attention, even if there are no obvious physical injuries.  Receiving a sexual assault examination by a specially trained nurse does not obligate someone to any kind of investigation and the examination is free.  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/victim-options.
 
Anyone with information about this incident should call the UI Police at 319-335-5022 or Iowa City Crimestoppers at 319-358-TIPS. Callers to Crimestoppers with information leading to a conviction may be eligible for a reward.
 
If someone chooses a police investigation, we will investigate, provide support, and offer related services.  We encourage crimes be reported immediately by calling 911.  Sex offenses are treated with seriousness on our campus; criminal and/or severe disciplinary action can be taken (including suspension or expulsion). There are free confidential resources to support victims/survivors through both the criminal and university disciplinary processes.
 
UI Police offer Rape Aggression Defense training which is self-defense training for women. For more information please contact the UI Police at 319-335-5022 or police@uiowa.edu or visit our website at
http://police.uiowa.edu/ for more information.
 
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.

Posted by | 19 February 2014 | Tags: ,

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