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Officers from The University of Akron Police Department routinely patrol different areas of campus.

20-Year UAPD Veteran to Assume Duties as New UA Chief of Police

By Kaitee Horstmann, Copy Editor March 9, 2020

On July 1, University of Akron Police Major Dale E. Gooding Jr. will assume duties as the Chief of Police and Assistant Vice President of Campus Safety. Current UAPD chief James P. Weber is set to retire...

Know Your UAPD

The University of Akron Police Department and How You Can Reach Them
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,...

UA student learns new self-defense techniques in a class at the Rec.

Women’s self-defense class was a hit

By Abigail Wakefield , Writer March 28, 2016

University of Akron Police Department (UAPD) Detective Angela Paonessa and Officer Kevin Kabellar joined a handful of women in the rec center on March 16 to teach helpful self-defense techniques. This...

UAPD teams up with athletic department for local food bank

UAPD teams up with athletic department for local food bank

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor December 9, 2015

The University of Akron Police Department teamed up with the athletic department to help the Akron-Canton Regional Food Bank. Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to attend home football and basketball...

Zips at night

By Natalyia Calhoun , Student Writer November 11, 2015

On Nov. 1, clocks were turned backward one hour for daylight savings. This resulted in brighter mornings and, sadly, darker evenings with the sun setting an hour earlier. This said, from five to six o’clock...

Graphic by Ashlee Fields

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...

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...

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...

Safety on the home front: common sense elements to living in a safe environment

March 7, 2012

By: Carley Ballow “I’ve had random people come to my house, shake the door knob, see if it’s unlocked, then leave,” said sophomore Brittany Funk. “I wouldn’t say I don’t feel safe living...

Letter to the Editor: UAPD's seeming lack of care for a student's concern of safety

February 20, 2012

By: Elii Skeans I am an international business major at The University of Akron. I also work in the Allied Health Department in the Polsky Building. I consider myself to be a very reserved, friendly...

Letter to the Editor: University of Akron Police Department disappoints

January 18, 2012

By: Justin Cree Senior University of Akron Student I wanted to voice my displeasure and disappointment with The University of Akron Police Department. Toward the end of last semester, I was playing basketball...

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