Public Safety and University Police

The university is located within the city limits of Little Rock, Arkansas. Therefore all federal, state, and local laws apply to the campus. The university has adopted certain rules and regulations to provide for the safety and security of persons and property on campus.

The UA Little Rock police officers are constituted peace officers and possess all the powers provided by law for city police and county sheriffs, to be exercised as required for the protection of the state institution. The university police are also responsible for determining the necessity of advisory, control, and regulatory signs, other measures for safety, and the proper flow of vehicular and pedestrian traffic on campus. Such officers are authorized and empowered to arrest, with or without warrant, any person on the campus who is in violation of federal, state, or local felony laws or any person who commits a misdemeanor in the presence of the officer.

Traffic regulations are normally distributed by the Department of Public Safety during orientation and registration periods. Copies may be obtained from the Department of Public Safety, the Student Government Association (SGA), and the Donaghey Student Center Information Center.