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University of Iowa named StormReady by National Weather Service

The StormReady program is a grass roots effort designed to help communities and universities establish severe weather safety plans and actively promote weather awareness. StormReady communities and universities have made a strong commitment to implement the infrastructure and systems needed to save lives and protect property when severe weather strikes.

UIPD Issues Crime Alert

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

On November 13, 2016, University of Iowa Police received a report from a resident of a west side residence hall. The report stated that, at about 12:20 a.m. on November 13, 2016, the resident awoke after hearing a person enter the room. The resident believes the door was locked, but later checked the door to find it was not. The resident noticed some property was taken from the room and called police. Upon investigation, the police officer did not find any signs of forced entry into the room.

UIPD issues Crime Alert 16-15

On November 13, 2016, University of Iowa Police received a report from a resident of a west side residence hall. The report stated that, at about 12:20 a.m. on November 13, 2016, the resident awoke after hearing a person enter the room. The resident believes the door was locked, but later checked the door to find it was not. The resident noticed some property was taken from the room and called police. Upon investigation, the police officer did not find any signs of forced entry into the room. UI Police strongly encourage all residence hall occupants to lock their doors at all times and to report suspicious activity immediately by calling 9-1-1. Security of rooms in residence halls is a joint effort between residents, roommates, staff, and University Police.

UIPD issues Crime Alert 16-14

On November 9, 2016, University of Iowa Police received a report from a resident of an east side residence hall. The report stated that, at about 2:00 a.m. on November 8, 2016, the resident awoke to find an unknown male in the room. The next day, a roommate noticed dresser drawers had been opened and things had been moved, but nothing was taken. There was no sign of forced entry into the room. The subject was described as tall and skinny. UI Police strongly encourage all residence hall occupants to lock their doors at all times and to report suspicious activity immediately by calling 9-1-1.

UIPD Issues Crime Alert

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

On November 9, 2016, University of Iowa Police received a report from a resident of an east side residence hall. The report stated that, at about 2:00 a.m. on November 8, 2016, the resident awoke to find an unknown male in the room. The next day, a roommate noticed dresser drawers had been opened and things had been moved, but nothing was taken. There was no sign of forced entry into the room. The subject was described as tall and skinny.

UIPD issues Crime Alert 16-13

Dear Members of the UI community,

Early this morning the University of Iowa Housing & Dining staff was notified of a racist remark written on a student's door at Burge Residence Hall. They immediately notified UI Police and an investigation is underway.

If anyone has any information relating to this incident, please contact the University of Iowa Police Department at (319) 335-5022. If the individual(s) responsible are identified, appropriate actions will be taken.

UIPD Issues Crime Alert

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 (http://rvap.uiowa.edu/).

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

The University of Iowa received a report of a sexual assault that occurred in the late night hours of October, 29th, 2016, at an east side residence hall. The report indicates the assault was perpetrated by an acquaintance.

UIPD issues Crime Alert 16-12

The University of Iowa received a report of a sexual assault that occurred in the late night hours of October, 29th, 2016, at an east side residence hall. The report indicates 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.

UIPD trains on Fair and Impartial Policing strategies

The UI Police Department began Fair and Impartial Policing (FIP) training this semester after sending a group of officers to a course in Davenport last spring. The training program, which was developed by the U.S. Department of Justice, emphasizes that even well-intentioned people have implicit biases that can influence their actions, that recognizing those biases is key in learning how to override them, and that policing based on biases can be unsafe, ineffective, and unjust.

UI DPS introduces app to enhance student safety

The University of Iowa Department of Public Safety is giving students, faculty, and staff another layer of protection with the help of a mobile application called Hawk Watch.

Hawk Watch, which is powered by the campus safety app Rave Guardian, allows users to invite friends, family, or UI DPS to act as a virtual safety escort, or “guardian,” when they travel from one location to another.