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UTSA’S 9th ANNUAL NATIONAL NIGHT OUT

UTSA Police and community come together to end crime at The University of Texas at San Antonio Main and Downtown campuses by hosting the 9th Annual National Night Out.

UTSA MAIN AND DOWNTOWN CAMPUSES, Oct. 2, 2018 — The UTSA Police Department is inviting the UTSA community and public to its annual National Night Out (NNO) events. UTSA NNO will take place Tuesday, Oct. 2 at both UTSA campuses. The downtown campus event is from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM in the Bill Miller Plaza located at 501 W. Cesar Chavez Blvd. There will be free parking in UTSA D-3 parking lot. The main campus event will be held from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on the University Lawn, located near the Student Union H-E-B building. The event is free to the public.

Chief Gerald Lewis and Assistant Chief Dan Kiley will kick off both events. Guest speaker Manny Pelaez, District 8 Councilman, will follow at the main campus. Activities include tabletop carnival games, impaired driving simulator, pedal cart course, and door prizes. In addition, over 25 exhibitors will attend. Enjoy appearances by the Spirit of San Antonio (SOSA) Marching band, UTSA Cheerleaders, and music by DJ Gumby and DJ Sal.

The UTSA Police Department hosts NNO each year to strengthen our communication and relationship with community members. NNO is an opportunity for community members to come together to take a stand against crime by making our university a safer and more caring place to live, work, and learn. Download the free UTSA LiveSafe app; this app provides peer-to-peer and self-service tools to help students, staff and faculty stay safe, in every day and high-risk scenarios. LiveSafe allows immediate reporting of crimes and suspicious activity.

For more information about UTSA National Night Out contact UTSA Police Department Community Affairs Section at 210-458-6250 or email taniesa.williams@utsa.edu.


UTSA 2018 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

The UTSA 2018 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is now available.

The University of Texas at San Antonio is committed to assisting all members of the UTSA community in providing for their own safety and security. The UTSA 2018 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report has been completed in compliance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, it is generally referred to as the Clery Act.

The Annual Security Report, coordinated by the Clery Compliance Coordinator, includes information about crime reporting, campus security, law enforcement policy, security awareness programs, crime prevention programs, drugs and alcohol policy, sex offender registration policy and weapons-on-campus policy. This report also includes statistics for years 2015, 2016, and 2017 for crimes that occurred at the UTSA's Main Campus, Downtown Campus, in certain off-campus buildings or property, and on public property within or immediately adjacent to and accessible from each campus.

Additionally, federal law requires colleges and universities that maintain on-campus housing to compile fire data, report the data to the federal government and publish an annual fire safety report that gives students, parents and the public, current information about fires in on-campus housing. This information is included in the Annual Security and Safety Fire Report. The Annual Fire Safety Report, coordinated by the Risk and Life Safety Manager, includes information on fire safety policies, fire safety systems, fire evacuation procedures, and fire statistics for 2015, 2016, and 2017.

For more information, visit the UTSA Police Department website at http://www.utsa.edu/utsapd/ or email Clery@utsa.edu. For a free printed copy of the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report, contact the UTSA Police Department, Clery Coordinator, at 210-458-4417 or by e-mail at Clery@utsa.edu.


UTSA Police Launch LiveSafe App for iOS and Android

LiveSafe connects you in real-time to online safety resources—receive crowdsourced security and safety notices, invite your friends to SafeWalk you home, or instantly share your location with Police in an emergency.


App Store    Google Play

Read the full LiveSafe announcement from Business Affairs


Capt. Schoenborn to Lead Law Enforcement Association

On June 21, 2018, UTSA PD Captain Stephanie Schoenborn was sworn in as president-elect of the FBI National Academy Associates of Texas by Christopher Combs, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s San Antonio Division.

Read the full announcement from Business Affairs



Daniel J. Kiley named Assistant Chief

UTSA Police Department Captain Daniel J. Kiley has been named Assistant Chief of Police, effective June 1, by Chief Gerald Lewis. Kiley was assigned as the Assistant Chief of Police ad interim in September 2017 after the retirement of long-time Assistant Chief Daniel Pena.

Read the full announcement from Business Affairs



2017 Annual Complaint Summary

The 2017 Annual Complaint Summary is now available.


3/14/18 Announcement: Restructuring Business Affairs

Please see the official announcement for details on the reorganization of Business Affairs.


Bicycle Security and Maintenance

For dates of future bike security workshops, visit The Paisano, UTSA's independent student newspaper.

Also check out our upcoming Bike Repair Workshops and Bike Registration Events.

 


SAFETY RECOMMENDATIONS:

BE AWARE OF YOUR SURROUNDINGS – Awareness is your best self-defense.  Know what is happening around you.  Be especially careful and alert if you are alone.  Watch where you are going and what is going on around you.  Look for potential problems and be prepared to react to them. Avoid going to secluded areas of the campus alone. Find a trusted classmate or colleague to go to these areas with you. You may request a safety escort.

TRUST YOUR INSTINCTS – Don’t accept a false sense of security because you are in a group or in a remote area.  If you think something is wrong, remove yourself from the situation.  Trust your instincts – if it doesn’t feel right, it probably isn’t. Don’t be afraid to call for help.

WHEN WALKING, PLAN THE SAFEST AND MOST DIRECT ROUTE – Use well-lit, busy streets, sidewalks and pathways.  Walk with friends or a group.  When out at night, don’t go alone.  Let someone know where you will be going and when you plan to return.  Avoid areas you are not familiar with, alleys, deserted streets, secluded and wooded areas.

PROJECT CONFIDENCE – Walk as if you know where you are going.  Stand tall. Walk in a confident manner, and hold your head up.

HAVE EVERYTHING YOU NEED READY – Hold your keys when going to and from your car, home and office.  This will save you time and give you some security.  Be wary of self–defense products.  Any device you carry can be used against you.  If you do carry a device, know how to use it and be prepared to use it if necessary.  Don’t carry more money than what you will need.

IF YOU ARE BEING FOLLOWED ON FOOT OR FEEL THREATENED – Cross the street, change direction and go to a safe, busy area where you can ask for help or call the police. If a car is following you, turn around and walk in the opposite direction if possible. Write down the license plate number and description of the car and occupants.

REPORT SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY – Criminals do not want to be seen or heard. They rarely commit crime in front of police officers. We rely on the community to report suspicious activity. We would much rather respond and not be needed than to not be called when a crime could have been prevented or stopped. Trust your instincts; if something does not feel right, it probably isn’t.

PROGRAM THE UTSA POLICE NUMBER INTO YOUR PHONE – Within the campus community our police department can respond to emergencies much faster than local law enforcement – Call (210) 458-4911

 

 

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