Chief Beary to be Inducted into Florida Officers’ Hall of Fame

Chief Beary to be Inducted into Florida Officers’ Hall of Fame

Starting Saturday, the UCF Police Department will have a permanent place inside Florida’s State Capitol. That’s because Chief Richard Beary has been selected for the Florida Law Enforcement Officers’ Hall of Fame. Beary is among five officers to be inducted in a ceremony at the Capitol that will start at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 20. […]

Study Explores How Race Impacts Police Use of Force and Suspect Resistance

University researchers have found that hiring more black police officers alone will not improve the relationship between police and black communities. This finding comes from a study that aimed to provide scientific data regarding a public belief that more black police officers would result in better treatment to, and garner positive reactions from, black citizens. […]

Funeral Services to be Held This Week for Alums Killed in Line of Duty

Jan. 9 was tragic day for UCF, Orlando and the law enforcement community. Orlando Police Department Master Sergeant Debra Clayton and Orange County Sheriff’s Office Deputy First Class Norman Lewis were killed in the line of duty during the attempted apprehension of a wanted homicide suspect. Both were graduates of UCF’s College of Health and Public Affairs […]

UCFPD Sergeant Retires After 30 Years of Service

UCFPD Sgt. Jerry Hartsfield first stepped onto the campus of the University of Central Florida 35 years ago as a criminal justice student. This month, he retires with an honorary promotion of lieutenant following 30 years of service with UCFPD. Hartsfield, known for being a man of few words, had a simple message for colleagues […]


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This UCF-Designed Tech is Amazing

A team of UCF scientists has developed a new process for creating flexible supercapacitors that can store more energy and be recharged more than 30,000 times without degrading. The novel method from the University of Central Florida’s NanoScience Technology Center could eventually revolutionize technology as varied as mobile phones and electric vehicles. “If they were to replace the batteries with these supercapacitors, you could charge your mobile phone in a few seconds and you wouldn’t need to charge it again for over a week,” said Nitin Choudhary, a postdoctoral associate who conducted much of the research.