Today University Police received a complaint of possible bodily harm involving three UWF residential students by non-students. The residential students have been identified and have not been harmed. However, as a precautionary measure the University Police Department has increased presence on campus.
Students should keep the doors to rooms secure and don't allow unauthorized persons into residential buildings. We ask that you stay aware of your surroundings when entering and exiting buildings and vehicles. If you see suspicious activity, feel you are in danger or need to report a crime call 9-1-1. If you need a campus safety escort please call 474-2415.
The safety and security of our students, faculty and staff is always the university's highest priority.
Posted: December 5, 2012
The University of West Florida Police Department received a report of a sexual assault which occurred in the early morning hours December 4, 2012 in a Residence Hall. The circumstances of this assault suggest the involvement of date rape drugs. To protect yourself, do not leave drinks unattended and be wary of accepting drinks from people you do not know well. Make sure that you open and pour your own drink and don't share drinks with others. It is also wise to use the buddy system while socializing - when you go out with friends, agree to keep an eye on one another and to go home together. If a friend starts to exhibit symptoms of date rape drug ingestion, seek medical help immediately. Signs to look for include: dizziness and/or nausea, memory loss, breathing or motion difficulties, and acting disproportionately intoxicated relative to the amount of alcohol consumed.
The UWF Police Department urges anyone who believes that they or a friend have been the victim of a date rape drug to immediately contact their local law enforcement agency. On campus, the UWFPD can be reached at 850-474-2415. Victims of any form of sexual assault are encouraged to seek confidential support that the University Counseling Center, Building 960, 850-474-2420.
Posted: December 5, 2012
A student recently cashed a third party check received from another student. After cashing the check it was determined that the check was not valid. As a result, the student incurred a loss of funds in the amount of the check.
It is advisable not to accept checks from individuals unless you are certain the check is valid.
Posted: November 29, 2012
Since the beginning of this 2012 Fall Semester, there have been several thefts of personal property such as backpacks, textbooks, calculators and etc. - stolen from various buildings and classrooms on campus.
We recommend you secure your valuables when unattended.
Anyone that has information regarding these incidents, or any suspicious activity, please contact the University Police Department.
Posted: October 2012
University of West Florida Police Department
(850) 474-2415 or 911 for emergencies