Emergency Blue Lights are free-standing white poles or wall mounted boxes strategically located throughout the UWF Pensacola campus. The poles or boxes are identified with the word "EMERGENCY" in red letters. There is a strobe light on top of each pole or box. UWF has over 50 blue lights strategically located throughout the main campus. They can be found in parking lots and jogging areas, on walkways, and near classrooms. These lights provide a direct connection to the UWF Police.
To operate the blue light, open the box on the pole and press the red button on the inside. You will be in immediate contact with the UWF Police dispatcher. Each time a blue light is activated, a UWF Police Officer responds.
If you do not have time to open the box and push the button, strike the side of the pole. This will activate the tamper alarm. The alarm will alert the UWF Police dispatcher that a blue light has been activated and where it is located. A UWF Police Officer will respond.
Blue Lights Map (PDF)
Lost and found items turned in to the UWF Police Department are held for a minimum of three days and up to thirty days, per Chapter 120.53(1)(a), 249.227(1), 705.17, and 705.18, Florida Statute. Thereafter, unclaimed items are transferred to Central Receiving where they are prepared for public auction. Contact Central Receiving at 857-6011 for auction information.
The campus Crime Prevention Officer who is a state certified Crime Prevention Practitioner, inspects various buildings on campus and residence halls. The lighting is surveyed along with shrubbery and entry and exit points. The crime prevention officer makes recommendations to the appropriate administrators.
If you observe a crime, or if any person reveals to you that they were a victim of, perpetrator of, or witness to a crime, you may report this information to the UWF Police department anonymously by completing the Silent Witness Crime Report.