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Community invited to attend training on implicit bias

The University of Iowa Department of Public Safety, Iowa City Police Department and Iowa City branch of the NAACP are partnering to host a community training to reduce the influence of implicit biases.

The training will be conducted by the UI Department of Public Safety on Monday, July 9, 2018 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the University Capitol Centre (UCC) room 2520D on 200 S. Capitol Street. Parking is available at the Capitol Street parking garage adjacent to the Old Capitol Town Centre. 

Key & Access Services to join UI Department of Public Safety

In an effort to enhance campus safety efforts, Facilities Management Key & Access Services will become a part of the Department of Public Safety on July 1, 2018. 

“Integrating DPS and Key & Access Services presents a unique opportunity to leverage the exceptional talent in both departments to create a more integrated and efficient security operation for the entire campus,” says Scott Beckner, assistant vice president and director for the UI Department of Public Safety. 

UIPD issues Crime Alert 18-02

On April 11, 2018, at 8:10 p.m., University of Iowa Police received a report of a burglary in Slater Residence Hall. The report stated that four males were observed trying to enter unlocked doors inside the residence hall. The suspects were able to gain entry into several unlocked rooms, and money was stolen. The suspects fled when they were discovered by a resident. UI Police have identified possible suspects, but would like residents to double check their rooms to ensure none of their personal items have been stolen. 

UIPD issues Crime Alert 18-01

University of Iowa officials received a report of a sexual assault that occurred during the early morning hours of Saturday, March 3, at an east side residence hall. Indications are that an unknown person entered at least two unlocked rooms in the residence hall and removed a comforter from the residents' bed. The suspect touched one of the residents inappropriately and fled. There is no clear description of the suspect at this time. This incident remains under investigation. If you have any information, please contact UI Police at: 319-335-5022.

UI Police share update on Feb. 28 Hawk Alert

Yesterday evening at 10:58 p.m., the University of Iowa Police Department received a call from a student on campus who reported that he heard a loud noise that sounded like multiple gun shots outside his room in Currier Residence Hall. 

UI Police responded immediately to Currier, arriving at 10:59 p.m., and quickly determined there was no indication that shots had been fired. Out of an abundance of caution, police expanded their investigation in the area to further confirm there was no threat, and additional area law enforcement continued to arrive on scene. 

UIPD issues Public Safety Advisory

Even though this incident occurred off campus, in the interest of campus safety, we want everyone to be aware that on Saturday, January 20th, a female victim reported that a male offered her a ride to her residence hall when she was leaving a business located downtown Iowa City at approximately 2 a.m. The victim reported the male suspect instead drove the her to another location where he sexually assaulted her before driving her to her residence hall.

UIPD issues Crime Alert 17-17

University of Iowa officials received a report of a sexual assault that occurred last weekend at an east side residence hall. Indications are the assault was perpetrated by an acquaintance. The only person responsible for sexual misconduct is the perpetrator. It is a violation of university policy to engage in sexual activities without clear consent from your partner. Someone incapacitated due to alcohol or drugs cannot consent to sexual activity. A student or employee in violation of University of Iowa's sexual misconduct policies ( faces sanctions up to and including expulsion or termination.

UIPD Issues Crime Alert

The university received two separate sexual assault reports. Both victims were assaulted while attending a party located off-campus in Iowa City during the late-night hours of Saturday, October 28th or the early-morning hours of Sunday, October 29th, 2017. To protect the victims, no additional details are being released at this time that may inadvertently identify them or hinder an investigation.