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Today is National First Responders Day.  Join @UTAPolice as we salute our police officers and public safety officers for...
10/28/2020

Today is National First Responders Day. Join @UTAPolice as we salute our police officers and public safety officers for the work they do around the clock to make our campus safe. We are grateful for the tireless devotion of our staff and first responders across the nation as they serve their communities.

10/28/2020

The UT Arlington Police Departments want to remind you to always:
Hide your things
Lock your vehicles
Take your keys
Help stop vehicle theft!

UTA Police recognized for its Crime Victim Services Unit!Crime Victim Services Unit shows UTA Police’s compassionate app...
10/27/2020

UTA Police recognized for its Crime Victim Services Unit!

Crime Victim Services Unit shows UTA Police’s compassionate approach to serving Maverick community.

The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) has honored the University of Texas at Arlington Police Department with the Leadership in Victim Services Award for its creation of a Crime Victim Services Unit.

The Crime Victim Services (CVS) Unit was created in March 2018 to enhance the safety and security of the campus community. UTA’s CVS program has a unique setup, situated as it is within a campus police department at a large university. This structure enables officers to serve a wide array of clients, including victims with an open police report and those without.

The unit comprises a victim services coordinator and a victim advocate, both of whom are licensed social workers trained in evidence-based, trauma-informed practices. They serve a campus of approximately 48,635 students (more than 10,000 of whom typically reside on or within one mile of campus).

Crime victims are more willing to both report and remain involved in the criminal justice process when advocates provide information about reporting, facilitate understanding, and offer support throughout the life of the case, said Kim Lemaux, chief of the UTA Police Department

“All of us in the department are proud of the innovative work of our CVS Unit,” Lemaux said. “This recognition from the IACP highlights our department’s compassionate approach to police work and dedication to better serving the Maverick community.”

Because few similarly structured programs were found to be in existence, the CVS coordinator, Jennifer Sterling, charted new territory in establishing the unit at UTA. She developed a model that combines aspects of traditional police department victim services units with traditional community-based victim services organizations.

UTA’s model advocates for the rights of victims and emphasizes educating them about various options and services available on campus or in the community. In addition, it balances the needs of the police, Title IX, and Clery Act and Student Conduct reporting requirements.

In its brief existence, the CVS Unit has seen substantial growth. For example, year two of the program yielded a 46% increase in the number of victims served. Additionally, the unit was able to launch an internship program that successfully served two undergraduate students with interests in the field. Projects like this show the unit’s commitment to continuing to give back to the victim services profession and further the level of professionalism and knowledge in the field.

10/26/2020
Theft Prevention 2020

Protect your belongings from theft. Join the UTA Police Department promoting anti-theft safety all week.

Visit www.Police.uta.edu for more ways to prevent theft on campus.

With your security in mind, UTA has developed an Active Threat video and an Active Threat Canvas module. Our purpose in ...
10/12/2020

With your security in mind, UTA has developed an Active Threat video and an Active Threat Canvas module. Our purpose in creating the video and the Canvas module is to help you explore and understand your response options for an Active Threat situation.

Please note that both the video and the module, which are meant to inform and educate our Maverick community, depict realistic scenarios that may be upsetting to watch.

Together, we can work to prepare for a wide variety of situations that could impact the safety and security of our campus community. We hope you will take advantage of these resources, understand your response options, and help identify and report warning signs before violence occurs.

Video Link: https://vimeo.com/457873273

Canvas Module Link: https://uta.instructure.com/enroll/MJAAWL

UTA Police Active Threat Website Link: https://police.uta.edu/crime-prevention/active-shooter-resources.php

10/07/2020

MavAlert! This is a monthly test of the MavAlert system. There is NO emergency. This is just a test.

Join us tomorrow for Coffee with a Cop at the University Center Starbucks!  Stop by to say hello or ask a question.
10/06/2020

Join us tomorrow for Coffee with a Cop at the University Center Starbucks! Stop by to say hello or ask a question.

Thank you for dropping by at our National DAY Out event today! We appreciate the support and hope everyone had fun!
10/06/2020

Thank you for dropping by at our National DAY Out event today! We appreciate the support and hope everyone had fun!

The University of Texas at Arlington Police Department's cover photo
10/06/2020

The University of Texas at Arlington Police Department's cover photo

The University of Texas at Arlington Police Department's cover photo
10/06/2020

The University of Texas at Arlington Police Department's cover photo

National DAY Out is going on now!  Stop by the UC Mall to say hi and grab-n-go a goodie bag!  We will be in the UC Mall ...
10/06/2020

National DAY Out is going on now! Stop by the UC Mall to say hi and grab-n-go a goodie bag! We will be in the UC Mall until 2:00 PM.

National Night Out (NNO) has been an event to look forward to at UTA for many years. Our department has been fortunate to be recognized by the National Association of Town Watch for our NNO event for the past 9 years. With COVID restrictions in place, we are changing things up to help connect with our campus population in a way that is safe and valuable in our effort to further partnerships to make our community safe.

The most notable change is the evening event has been moved to mid-day to account for adjustments to our on-campus population. National Night Out lives on at UTA, with a COVID adjustment to National Day Out!

Drop by the University Center mall next Tuesday (October 6) between 10 AM and 2 PM to grab and go a goodie bag and crime prevention information. We will be out there to say hello, answer questions, and share how we can make our campus safe.

National DAY Out tomorrow from 10AM to 2PM in the UC Mall.  Drop by tomorrow if you're in the area!
10/05/2020

National DAY Out tomorrow from 10AM to 2PM in the UC Mall.
Drop by tomorrow if you're in the area!

National Night Out (NNO) has been an event to look forward to at UTA for many years. Our department has been fortunate to be recognized by the National Association of Town Watch for our NNO event for the past 9 years. With COVID restrictions in place, we are changing things up to help connect with our campus population in a way that is safe and valuable in our effort to further partnerships to make our community safe.

The most notable change is the evening event has been moved to mid-day to account for adjustments to our on-campus population. National Night Out lives on at UTA, with a COVID adjustment to National Day Out!

Drop by the University Center mall next Tuesday (October 6) between 10 AM and 2 PM to grab and go a goodie bag and crime prevention information. We will be out there to say hello, answer questions, and share how we can make our campus safe.

National Night Out (NNO) has been an event to look forward to at UTA for many years.  Our department has been fortunate ...
10/02/2020

National Night Out (NNO) has been an event to look forward to at UTA for many years. Our department has been fortunate to be recognized by the National Association of Town Watch for our NNO event for the past 9 years. With COVID restrictions in place, we are changing things up to help connect with our campus population in a way that is safe and valuable in our effort to further partnerships to make our community safe.

The most notable change is the evening event has been moved to mid-day to account for adjustments to our on-campus population. National Night Out lives on at UTA, with a COVID adjustment to National Day Out!

Drop by the University Center mall next Tuesday (October 6) between 10 AM and 2 PM to grab and go a goodie bag and crime prevention information. We will be out there to say hello, answer questions, and share how we can make our campus safe.

UTA PD is seeking the community’s assistance with identifying a suspect, shown in the pictures below, involved with at l...
10/02/2020

UTA PD is seeking the community’s assistance with identifying a suspect, shown in the pictures below, involved with at least one of the recent catalytic converter thefts on campus. The suspect vehicle was a white Chevrolet Captiva bearing temporary plates. If you see this vehicle or suspect on campus, call UTA Police immediately at 817-272-3003. If you have information on the identity of the suspect, contact Detective Rogatski at 817-272-0495.

This week, members of the UTA Police Department are taking part in Fair and Impartial Policing training to enhance our s...
09/30/2020

This week, members of the UTA Police Department are taking part in Fair and Impartial Policing training to enhance our service to the community. By understanding the science behind bias and human behavior, we can continue to focus on the respectful treatment of all students, faculty, staff, and visitors as we work together to make UTA safe.

Last night, Officer Murray and Officer Seidel provided a demonstration for Resident Assistants on various illegal drugs....
09/30/2020

Last night, Officer Murray and Officer Seidel provided a demonstration for Resident Assistants on various illegal drugs. We appreciate our collaboration with UTA Housing to help make our campus safe.

With your security in mind, UTA has developed an Active Threat video and an Active Threat Canvas module. Our purpose in ...
09/28/2020

With your security in mind, UTA has developed an Active Threat video and an Active Threat Canvas module. Our purpose in creating the video and the Canvas module is to help you explore and understand your response options for an Active Threat situation.

Please note that both the video and the module, which are meant to inform and educate our Maverick community, depict realistic scenarios that may be upsetting to watch.

Together, we can work to prepare for a wide variety of situations that could impact the safety and security of our campus community. We hope you will take advantage of these resources, understand your response options, and help identify and report warning signs before violence occurs.

Video Link: https://vimeo.com/457873273

Canvas Module Link: https://uta.instructure.com/enroll/MJAAWL

UTA Police Active Threat Website Link: https://police.uta.edu/crime-prevention/active-shooter-resources.php

Federal Trade Commission
09/21/2020

Federal Trade Commission

Phishing scams can be hard to spot. For example, we’ve been hearing about one where people get a text message saying that there’s a package waiting for them, and asking them to click a link to learn more. Sounds innocent enough, right? Unfortunately not. More: https://go.usa.gov/xGE3E

Officer Finney, Corporal DaSilva, and Officer Seidel stopped by to chat with our men's basketball team after practice to...
09/11/2020

Officer Finney, Corporal DaSilva, and Officer Seidel stopped by to chat with our men's basketball team after practice today. We always welcome the opportunity to get to know our community and build partnerships to make our campus as safe as it can be!

Arlington Police and UTA Police Help A Student Prepare for Possible Police Interactions
09/03/2020
Arlington Police and UTA Police Help A Student Prepare for Possible Police Interactions

Arlington Police and UTA Police Help A Student Prepare for Possible Police Interactions

A mother always worries about her kids when they leave home. That’s especially true for one mom whose son has difficulty communicating. So she reached out to the Arlington and UTA police departments to set up a mock traffic stop, so her son would know what to expect if an officer ever pulls him ov...

Great work by our own Sgt. Savage and APD Officer Clenney!  Thank you for your service to our community!
09/02/2020

Great work by our own Sgt. Savage and APD Officer Clenney! Thank you for your service to our community!

You hear us talk a lot about the concept of community / relational policing -- and today, we wanted to share a great example of what that actually looks like.

Recently, the mother of a UTA student reached out to both APD and The University of Texas at Arlington Police Department for help. Her son has communication impairments -- and she was worried what might happen to him if he ever had an encounter with police.

APD Officer Trevor Clenney, who is assigned to our Mental Health Unit, and UTA Police Sergeant Tom Savage agreed to meet with the student and his mother. They discussed the family's concerns, then ran several mock traffic stops with the student, so he could practice what to do / say to ensure a positive outcome if he was stopped by an officer.

They also checked to make sure the student's license had the proper markings, so any officer would be able to quickly recognize that he has communication impairments.

The student's mother sent the following note to both departments:

"Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedules to meet us and educate [my son] on what to expect during potential encounters with the UTA and Arlington PD. As parents, we are now more at ease knowing the protocol, resources, and advocates that are available to [my son] while attending UTA. We pray for your continued safety as you work to protect and serve your communities. Have a great rest of the week, and again many thanks."

We'd like to recognize both Officer Clenney and Sgt. Savage for their outstanding and exemplary work!!
#ArlingtonTX #AmericanDreamCity

09/02/2020

Great work by our own Sgt. Savage and APD Officer Clenney! Thank you for your service to our community!

09/02/2020

MavAlert! This is a monthly test of the MavAlert system. There is NO emergency. This is just a test.

PSO Bilger assisted one of our students this morning on a personal security escort and had just enough room for her four...
09/02/2020

PSO Bilger assisted one of our students this morning on a personal security escort and had just enough room for her four legged friend!

Personal security escorts are available 24 hours a day, by calling dispatch at 817-272-3381.

Welcome back, Mavs! Stop by the UTA Bookstore to chat with PSO Kellerhals and Iwunnah, register your bike, or mark your ...
08/27/2020

Welcome back, Mavs! Stop by the UTA Bookstore to chat with PSO Kellerhals and Iwunnah, register your bike, or mark your textbooks!

Welcome back Mavs! Officer Garza stopped to chat with a few of our students returning to campus.  Reach out to @UTAPolic...
08/26/2020

Welcome back Mavs! Officer Garza stopped to chat with a few of our students returning to campus. Reach out to @UTAPolice if you need assistance. 817-272-3381

The Colony Police Department
08/26/2020

The Colony Police Department

School buses will be on the roads soon! Please watch for the flashing red lights, as our kids' safety is every driver's responsibility. #DriveSafe

Federal Trade Commission
08/25/2020

Federal Trade Commission

Learn how to tell the difference between a real contact tracer and a scammer. Legitimate tracers need health information, not money or personal financial info: https://go.usa.gov/xG3GS #COVID19 #coronavirus

08/20/2020

MavAlert! ALL CLEAR. After investigation, UTA PD determined no indication of suspect on UTA campus. Please resume normal operations.

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