University of Akron Police Department

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The University's police department operates around the clock, 365 days a year, providing the campus and the neighborhoods adjoining the university with law-enforcement services that enhance safety and security. Our 38 full-time officers are fully commissioned by the State of Ohio and have law-enforcement authority identical to municipal police officers and sheriff's deputies.

We are here to assist you. Please call us at 330-972-2911 (or 9-1-1 in an emergency) if we may be of service.

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146 Hill St (show on map)
Akron, OH 44325-0402

Phone: 330-972-2911
TTY: 330-972-6238
Fax: 330-972-7772
Email: (don't email if you need an officer; call instead)

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Free escort between campus locations
Now available 24-7

Safety and police activity reports
Review UA's Annual Safety Report, reports about police activity and public safety advisories

Battery jumps and vehicle lockouts
Police officers can assist you with lockouts and battery jumps. There is a $10 fee for each service.

Security surveys of rentals
Our officers will test your locking system, study entry points and make suggestions to improve the security of your rental

Locking Systems
This department oversees traditional lock-and-key methods of securing campus and also many technology-based locking systems

A.L.i.C.E. and other training programs
Learn about A.L.I.C.E. training and other training initiatives.

Emergency text messaging
Receive information about weather closings and other safety issues on campus.

Finger printing
As a service to the community, UAPD provides fingerprinting services for nominal fees.

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Lost and found

After checking such places as Bierce Library or the Student Union, which have their own losts and founds, try the main police station (map), where lost and found is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays

Call 330-972-7135 or e-mail Dena Savage at

Items not claimed after 90 days may be donated to charity, destroyed or distributed for departmental use.

Bomb threat: What to do.

Evacuation routes for motorists.

Emergency management planning

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Emergencies and tips

IN AN EMERGENCY: Pick up a blue-light emergency phone or call University Police at any hour at 330-972-2911 or 9-1-1.

If you notice something unusual or something that causes you concern, call 330-972-2911 at any hour.

Non-emergency questions may be directed to UAPD at 330-972-2911 or

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Safety tips from our officers

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Video: Campus safety at UA

Reducing campus theft can take just seconds

Theft on college campuses is often a crime of opportunity — somebody takes advantage of an unattended laptop, an unlocked door or a GPS visible in the window of a parked car.

The number of thefts on campus would decline if students were to take an extra moment to secure their belongings:

  1. In the library, if you are going to step away from your table, take your laptop with you.
  2. Lock the door to your dorm room, even if you are running down the hall for a minute.
  3. In your car, tuck items of value out of sight. Yes, this includes the rack that holds your GPS. A thief may see the rack and assume that the GPS is in the car.

The University goes after those caught stealing. All students who were found responsible for theft last year were suspended. Nonstudents charged with theft are sent through the criminal justice system.

UA will continue to do its part to reduce the occurrence of thefts. Students can help their cause by taking that extra step to help secure their valuables. 

See also:

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