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Download Rave Guardian

Learn more about the free mobile app that lets you send anonymous tips to police, schedule a guided walk home, and call UIPD with the touch of a button.

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Bookmark the NITE RIDE app

NITE RIDE is a free late-night transportation service available to UI students, faculty, and staff of all genders. Request a ride between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. 7 days a week. 

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Update your Hawk Alert settings

Text message is the fastest way to receive emergency notifications. Update your settings now, and view the Hawk Alert log on our emergency website.


Update: Arrest made following April 25 Hawk Alert

UI Police have arrested Ali Younes, 18, of Iowa City, following an investigation of a robbery that occurred on Monday, April 25, 2022, near Art Building West, 141 N. Riverside Drive. Younes faces the following charges: 

  • First-degree Robbery, a Class B Felony
  • First-degree Theft, a Class C Felony 

Younes has also been issued a criminal trespass warning for the University of Iowa campus. 

This investigation is ongoing. If you have any additional information, please contact UI Police at 319-335-5022. 

News release regarding April 25 Hawk Alert

UI Police Investigate Reported Armed Robbery 

At approximately 10:20 p.m. on Monday, April 25, University of Iowa Police responded to Art Building West, 141 N. Riverside Drive, for a report of a first degree robbery.

The female victim reported that she was walking home when she was approached from behind and attacked by an unknown male. The victim was transported to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics for non-life threatening injuries. The victim described the suspect as a white male with brown hair wearing a red and white jacket. 

UIPD issues Crime Alert 22-04

In the interest of campus safety, we want everyone to be aware that the UI Department of Public Safety has received an increase in reports of electric bike thefts on campus during the last three months. Though it is not yet clear if these incidents are related, those who use e-bikes as a mode of transportation on campus are encouraged to consider the following safety considerations…