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Timely Warnings

The UTA PD will develop timely warning notices (Crime Alerts) to notify members of the UTA community about serious crimes that occur within the core campus or in a UTA owned or controlled facility outside of the core campus when it is determined that the incident may pose a serious or continuing threat to members of the UTA community. These warnings will be distributed if an incident is reported either to UTA PD directly or indirectly through a local police agency or Campus Security Authority.

The department typically issues/posts Crime Alerts for the following incidents:

  • Criminal homicide
  • Major incidents of arson
  • Aggravated assault (cases will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis to determine if the individual is believed to be an ongoing threat to the larger UTA community)
  • Robbery involving force or violence (cases will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis to determine if the individual is believed to be an ongoing threat to the larger UTA community)
  • Sexual assault (considered on a case-by-case basis depending on the facts of the case, when and where the incident occurred, and the amount of information known by UTAPD)

A Crime Alert will typically include the following, unless issuing any of this information would risk compromising law enforcement efforts:

  • Date and time or timeframe of the incident
  • A brief description of the incident
  • Information that will promote safety and potentially aid in the prevention of similar crimes (crime prevention or safety tips)
  • Suspect description(s) when deemed appropriate and if there is sufficient detail
  • UTAPD contact information
  • Other information as deemed appropriate by the Chief of Police or designee

Crime Alerts may also be posted in campus buildings when deemed necessary. When a Crime Alert is posted in campus buildings, it shall be posted in the lobby/entrance for seven (7) days.

The department does not issue Crime Alerts for the above listed crimes if:

  1. UTAPD apprehends the subject(s) and the threat of imminent danger for members of the UTA community is mitigated by that apprehension.
  2. If a report was not filed with UTAPD or if UTAPD was not notified of a crime in a manner that would allow the department to post a “timely” warning for the community. This type of situation will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis to determine if UTAPD will post a Crime Alert to the community. 

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Report a crime or non-emergency: Dial 817-272-3381