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If you see someone posting distressing messages or content on Facebook or other social media, or behaving dramatically different than usual, it may signal that person needs help. If you have a gut feeling that something is not right, you should act on it.

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Permanent MedReturn Drug Collection Unit at UCA

The University of Central Arkansas Police Department has partnered with the Arkansas Department of Health, the Arkansas National Guard Counterdrug Program, and the Arkansas law enforcement community to establish a permanent MedReturn drug collection program.

Members of the UCA community looking to dispose of excess and expired prescription and over-the-counter medications can now visit the safe and secure permanent drop off location at the main entrance to the UCAPD, located at the corner of W. J. Sowder and Marion Ross Avenue on the UCA campus.

Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—pose potential safety and health hazards.

The collection site is available 24-hours-a-day. Drugs can be dropped off with no questions asked.


UCA Police Communications Specialist/Dispatcher Recruitment

The University of Central Arkansas Police Department is seeking applications for Police Dispatcher. Responsibilities include receiving incoming calls; dispatching officers to calls and criminal incidents; assessing the scope and extent of response necessary; utilizing a variety of criminal justice computer systems including ACIC/NCIC; processing police reports, takes appropriate action in response to alarms, calls for assistance, and security of buildings and offices, and assists stranded motorists and others in need of assistance. Monitors security and fire panel for security and fire detection, and assists with checking the university alarm systems.  Performs other duties as assigned.



The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE. 

Experience as a public safety agency dispatcher is desired.  Must be able to obtain ACIC certification, work assigned shifts that will occasionally rotate to include nights weekends and holidays, work overtime as required, and pass a background investigation.  Proficiency with computers desired.


Applications may be found at www.uca.edu/hr or in the Human Resources office at 201 Donaghey, Wingo 106, Conway, AR 72035.  Please submit the application  and REQUIRED COMPLETED INFORMATION PACKET (CLICK HERE) to the Human Resources office by mail, fax to 501.450.5088 or send electronically to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before 4:30 PM on the closing date.

Closing Date: April 4, 2014

Salary:  $22,919   Grade: C110



Clery Act Disclosures

The UCA Police Department annually distributes a document entitled Clery Annual Security & Fire Safety Report. This document serves as the annual security and fire safety report for the University of Central Arkansas in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act. View a copy of the Clery document. [UPDATED 9/30/2013]


The UCAAlert System is used to send emergency notifications to the campus community via text message, voice message and e-mail. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to provide their contact information through the myUCA portal by logging in and following the instructions in the "Update UCAAlert Contact Info" channel.

  • Login to myUCA.
  • Select the Resources tab
  • Follow the instructions to "Update your crisis notification phone numbers for UCAAlert" in the UCA Police channel.