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DPS to begin offering desktop notification option for Hawk Alert

The UI Department of Public Safety and UI Information Technology Services have partnered up to expand Hawk Alert emergency messaging options on campus by adding a desktop “pop-up” notification option through a client called Alertus desktop. The emergency desktop notification option will be installed on centrally supported computers in campus classrooms and lecture halls over winter break.

UIPD issues Crime Alert 19-05

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 during the evening hours on Thursday, Dec. 5 at an east side residence hall. Indications are the assault was perpetrated by an acquaintance.

Apply for the 2020 Citizens Police Academy

The University of Iowa Police Department, in cooperation with the Iowa City Police Department, Coralville Police Department, Johnson County Sheriff's Office, 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.

Hawk Alert test to take place Monday, Sept. 16 at 10 a.m.

The University of Iowa Department of Public Safety will test the Hawk Alert emergency notification system at approximately 10 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 16.

Tests of our campus emergency notification system are required by the Clery Act, and are necessary to evaluate the university's ability to issue timely notifications when there are immediate threats to physical safety in emergency situations.

A message about the first home football game

Hey Hawkeyes!

Like many of you, we are excited that the 2019 football season begins this Saturday. Students play a valuable role in the tradition of Hawkeye football, both as players on the field and fans in the stadium. Respect for others is a key component of The IOWA Challenge which calls on us to be good neighbors and make Iowa City a great place to live.  

Update on Aug. 24 Hawk Alert

Last night at 11:29 p.m., the University of Iowa Police Department received a call from a person on campus who reported seeing a male subject carrying a gun near the pharmacy building.

Police from multiple agencies responded immediately to the area and located the subject. After further investigation, police determined the individual had been misidentified as handling a gun. No crime was committed, and no arrests were made.

UIPD issues Crime Alert 19-04

University of Iowa officials received a report that a male subject entered a room at an east side residence hall during the early morning hours of Aug. 22, 2019 and climbed the sleeping resident's lofted bed, grabbed her ankles and pulled her blankets. When confronted, the subject fled the room. This incident remains under investigation. UI Police strongly encourage all residence hall occupants and those in the campus community to lock their doors at all times, even if they are only leaving their rooms for a short time. Residents are also encouraged to report suspicious activity immediately by calling 9-1-1.

Emergency training exercise to take place on campus Aug. 13

Area first responders and local hospitals are participating in a Johnson County Emergency Management training exercise at the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center (CRWC) at 7 a.m. on August 13, 2019. The CRWC and surrounding area will return to normal operations at 2 p.m.

We wish to assure you this is only an exercise and not a real emergency. The area will be clearly marked. However, the goal of this exercise is to make the medical and law enforcement response as realistic as possible.