The Buchtelite

Know Your UAPD

By Meenakshi Kodati, Correspondent

August 29, 2017

It’s not uncommon to feel completely safe and at-home at The University of Akron, thanks to the warm and friendly environment on the campus. However, it won’t hurt to always be on your guard, because, let’s face it – we all know it’s not a perfect world. Here’s The Buchtelite’s advice to all s...

Football player injured in shooting

By Dylan Reynolds

March 30, 2016

Akron wide receiver Andrew Pratt is currently recovering after his housemate mistook him for a burglar and shot him in the stomach on March 19. Although he is taking time off from classes, the senior sports studies major recently said that he has recovered enough to go about his day-to-day life. ...

UAPD prevents zombie apocalypse

UAPD prevents zombie apocalypse

By Dylan Reynolds, News Writer

October 12, 2015

The campus-wide competition known as Humans vs. Zombies came to an abrupt end last Monday night when UAPD decided to cancel it. The police department cited an influx of complaints as the reason for its decision. According to an email sent to all Humans vs. Zombies participants, a police captain...

UAPD offers rewards for useful tips

UAPD offers rewards for useful tips

By Alicia Finch, Editor-in-Chief

March 30, 2015

The University of Akron Police Department launched a new public safety system that rewards those who report crimes. “See it. Report it. Get rewarded!” gives those who see illegal activity a chance to earn rewards for anonymously reporting information. All tips go directly to UA Police Department...

UAPD newfound service fee

UAPD newfound service fee

By Brittany Gregg, Opinion Editor

November 10, 2014

UAPD is an acronym for University of Akron Police Department. The University of Akron Police Department is active 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days of the year. They provide services to both students on and off-campus to enhance safety and security. There are more than 40 full-time officers...

UAPD offering rewards for tips

By Michelle DeShon, Writer

September 11, 2014

    Students can receive up to $2,000 for reporting crime on campus with their smartphones. The University of Akron Police Department is encouraging students to call, text and use the new app called TipSubmit Mobile to report crimes seen on campus. Tips sent through this app are...

UA Police Blotter

January 31, 2013

Theft On the second floor of Bierce Library on Friday, a student left his backpack on a table to use the restroom; when he came back, his bookbag was gone. According to the police report, the victim said he was gone for approximately two minutes before he came back to his table. The bookbag included...

Robbery reported south of campus

January 29, 2013

Katelyn Freil Students were alerted via safety advisory early Saturday of an armed robbery south of campus. According to the report sent out over email to UA students, no one was physically harmed in the robbery, which occurred around 11 p.m. Friday night. Paul Callahan, the assistant vice president o...