The Buchtelite

Know Your UAPD

By Meenakshi Kodati, Correspondent

August 28, 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...

Women’s self-defense class was a hit

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 class was held as part of Women’s History Month. The hands-on workshop presented easy-to-use...

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 games until Dec. 21 to have the opportunity to “Cram the cROOzer.” A University Police cruiser...

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 in the evening is when students and faculty will return home from campus or even head off to...

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 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...

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 in an off-campus house, but I definitely tense up when I hear noises that sound like someone is tryin...

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 student; in other words, I do not go looking for trouble by any means. Last Thursday, I was going t...

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 at the rec center and had some valuables (gold chain, watch and smart phone) stolen out o...