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K9 Bella joins UI Police Department

Friday, June 7, 2024
K9 Bella’s remarkable sense of smell helps law enforcement enhance safety by securing facilities used for special events and aiding in the response to bomb threats, weapons, and suspicious packages. K9 Bella can also help locate people suffering from dementia and lost children.

Campus Safety Advisory: Animal Bite

Tuesday, May 21, 2024
Campus Safety wants community members to be aware that UI Police responded to an animal bite report on the west side of campus on Monday, May 20. The victim told police she was walking along the Mormon Handcart Trail, 116 Hawkeye Court, at approximately 4 p.m. when she felt something biting her ankle. The victim then turned around and discovered it looked like a coyote. The animal lunged at the victim and began to bite and scratch, causing injuries.

Campus Safety adds 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline decals to Squad Cars

Monday, May 20, 2024
The University of Iowa is among the first Big Ten universities to add 988 to its campus safety vehicles. The new decals feature the national suicide and crisis lifeline number, which offers those in crisis a direct and confidential connection to trained counselors who can provide immediate assistance.

Arrest made following April 4 Hawk Alert

Tuesday, May 14, 2024
As a result of an investigation into the report of a person carrying a knife near the intersection of North Dubuque and Jefferson streets on April 4, 2024, Iowa City Police have made on arrest.

Update: Cause of Iowa Raptor Project Fire remains undetermined

Wednesday, May 8, 2024
Because the fire had completely consumed the four impacted mews (a type of enclosure) when the first fire department arrived on scene, investigators could not determine the origin of the fire or any potential cause.

UI Police respond to encampment at Hubbard Park

Monday, May 6, 2024
Encampments are not be permitted under university policies.

Campus Safety parters with Graduate and Professional Student Government on Safety Training

Tuesday, March 12, 2024
The University of Iowa Police Department has partnered with Graduate and Professional Student Government to offer two personal safety training courses to students during Wholistic Wellness Week.

Tips for a Safe Spring Break

Monday, February 26, 2024
Learn what you can do to stay safe weather you're staying in town, or traveling internationally.

Local Law Enforcement urges fans to be aware of ticket and merchandise scams

Tuesday, February 20, 2024
The University of Iowa Police Department is urging Hawkeye fans to be aware of common ticket and merchandise scams, and purchase items from official sources and licensed vendors. SeatGeek is the official marketplace of the Iowa Hawkeyes.

Arrests made following Dec. 25 Hawk Alert

Thursday, January 25, 2024
As a result of an investigation into the shots fired on Dec. 25, 2023, which led to Hawk Alert, Iowa City Police have made multiple arrests.

Winter Weather Safety Reminders

Wednesday, January 10, 2024
Now that winter weather has arrived, and colder temperatures are expected, it’s important to check the weather forecast before traveling and plan accordingly to stay safe.

Campus Safety teams up with Student Government to support student safety

Tuesday, January 9, 2024
Campus Safety has teamed up with Undergraduate Student Government and Graduate and Professional Student Government to distribute personal safety alarms to students. Those interested in receiving a personal safety alarm should mark their calendars, and plan to attend an upcoming safety tabling event. Please be prepared to present your student ID.

Campus Safety rolls out Nite Ride updates

Monday, December 4, 2023
Campus Safety is rolling out several updates to its Nite Ride service in an effort to decrease wait times and expand safety services on campus.

Tips for a safe Winter Break

Friday, December 1, 2023
Winter Break is just around the corner. Campus is sometimes less populated during this time, but Campus Safety is always open. Here are a few tips for a safe time away, whether you live on campus or off.

Nov. 17 Hawk Alert Update

Friday, November 17, 2023
No explosives or dangerous materials were located. The motivation for the threat is not apparent or known at this time, and this incident remains under investigation.

K9 Jago set to retire Nov. 18

Friday, November 10, 2023
The University of Iowa Police Department is sad to announce that K9 Jago, who joined the UI Police Department in January of 2014, is set to retire this week due to his age. With 9 years of service, Jago is the department’s longest serving K9.

Iowa City and University of Iowa Police Departments host winter clothing drive

Tuesday, November 7, 2023
All items donated should be new or gently used. Donations will be accepted daily from Tuesday, Nov. 7 until Friday, Dec. 1, 2023 at a number of locations across town, including Campus Safety.

Iowa City Police share update following Nov. 5 Hawk Alert

Monday, November 6, 2023
ICPD located the reporting party and upon further investigation, found no evidence of the reported crime. This incident remains under investigation.

UI Police arrest Georgia man for domestic assault and kidnapping

Wednesday, October 4, 2023
On Tuesday, Oct. 3, at approximately 3:23 p.m., UI Police officers responded to the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics Emergency Department for a report of a possible domestic assault involving a weapon. As officers arrived, the suspect’s vehicle was spotted leaving the area of the hospital. Officers followed the vehicle for a short distance before initiating a traffic stop at the intersection of Grand Avenue and Byington Road, at which point the vehicle fled and a pursuit ensued. No injuries were reported in connection with the pursuit, and there is no ongoing threat to the public.

Avoid the Gameday Grift: UIPD urges football fans to be aware of ticket scams

Thursday, September 28, 2023
The University of Iowa Police Department is urging Hawkeye fans to be aware of common ticket scams as the season progresses.

Update: Sept. 6 Unattended Death

Monday, September 11, 2023
Based on preliminary investigation and assistance from the Johnson County Medical Examiner, no foul play is suspected.

University of Iowa Police investigate unattended death

Wednesday, September 6, 2023
Based on the preliminary investigation and assistance from the Johnson County Medical Examiner, the death is not believed to be suspicious.

Phone Scam: Impersonating a Police Officer

Friday, April 21, 2023

UI Police leveraging camera technology to strengthen campus safety

Monday, April 3, 2023

Tips for a Safe Spring Break

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

A Message to Hawkeye Parents and Families

Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Fall Break Safety Tips

Monday, November 14, 2022

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