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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.


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