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Safety Tips

  • Stay aware of your surroundings. Be alert and avoid distractions, especially when walking at night. Use the buddy system when possible.
  • Remember to always keep your doors and windows locked, even when you are home. Know who is at your door before you open it. Don't post personal information, such as your address or when you will or won't be home, on social media.
  • Be sure to also lock your vehicle doors, and never leave any valuables in your car in plain sight.
  • If using a ridesharing app, let someone know where you are going before you leave. Always ask the driver who they are picking up, and always check the license plate. If the answer or the plate don’t match what you see in the app, don’t get in the car and dial 911.
  • When using a door that requires card access, never let anyone follow you in. Do not let unauthorized guests enter a restricted area without proper permission.
  • Listen to your instincts. If something sounds too good, too ridiculous, or too sketchy to be true, it likely is.
  • Be wary of fraud. Never give your money to an unknown or untrusted source.
  • Carefully protect your credit, debit and banking information. Keep an eye on your accounts, and immediately cancel any card that goes missing.
  • Never be afraid to dial 911 immediately if you see activity that seems suspicious or makes you feel unsafe. UCFPD can be reached at 407-823-5555 for non-emergencies.
  • You also can report information about crimes anonymously and be eligible for a reward by calling CRIMELINE at 1-800-423-TIPS or leaving a tip online at

Police Transparency

The UCF Police Department is here to keep our community safe, and we believe in the power of transparency as we protect and serve. We want the public to understand who we are, what our policies are and why they exist, and how UCF police officers train and prepare for emergency situations. Visit our transparency page here: