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Apply for the Citizens Police Academy

The University of Iowa Police Department, in cooperation with the Iowa City Police Department, Coralville Police Department, Johnson County Sheriff's Department, and the North Liberty Police Department, offers a Citizens Police Academy for members of the community. The goal of the Citizens Police Academy is to promote a better relationship between police officers and citizens.

UIPD issues Crime Alert 18-05

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; or at

In the interest of campus safety, we want everyone to be aware that...

University of Iowa officials received a report of a sexual assault that occurred on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at a west side residence hall by an acquaintance of the reporting party.

Iowa City Police Department makes two arrests in connection to Sept. 29 Hawk Alert

Oct. 4, 2018 update:  A second arrest has been made related to the early morning shooting incident that occurred near the intersection of Court and Gilbert Streets on September 29, 2018.

Lindsay A. Beyer, 24, Iowa City, was arrested on October 3, 2018, for acting as an accessory to a felony, an aggravated misdemeanor.

See charge here: Accessory to a Felony

The investigation regarding the shooting is ongoing. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Iowa City Police at 319-356-6800.  

Hawk Alert Test - Wednesday, Oct. 3 at 1:20 p.m.

The University of Iowa Department of Public Safety will test the Hawk Alert emergency notification system at approximately 1:20 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018 as required by federal law.

This test will take place in conjunction with a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA), which means those on campus will receive multiple alerts around the same time frame.

UI Police provide update on Sept. 25 Hawk Alert

On Tuesday, Sept. 25, at 8:14 p.m., the University of Iowa Department of Public Safety issued a Hawk Alert to campus notifying recipients of a report of an older white male with a knife wearing a blue shirt and khaki pants in the vicinity of Catlett Residence Hall. A follow-up communication sent at 8:44 p.m. clarified the man was seen outside the main (third floor) entrance of Catlett.