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

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. […]

UCFPD: Be Safe this Halloween

As Halloween creeps up, the UCF Police Department reminds motorists and pedestrians to be extra careful on the roads this weekend. Officers from UCFPD and more than 10 local agencies will participate in a DUI enforcement wave from Friday, Oct. 28 through Monday, Oct. 31. The multijurisdictional detail will focus on drivers who appear to […]

UCF to Host Implicit-Bias Town Hall Next Week

Implicit bias was a hot topic during this week’s presidential debate, and it will again be addressed during a town hall forum at UCF Tuesday, Oct. 4. The Law Enforcement and Bias Town Hall will start at 3 p.m. in the Pegasus Ballroom of the Student Union. It is free and open to the community. […]

Students Talk Openly About Race and the Role of Police Officers

The Division of Student Development and Enrollment Services will host a panel discussion titled, “Campus Conversation: How to have difficult discussions about community policing and race.” This is an opportunity for students, faculty and staff to share ideas and thoughts about community policing and race in an effort to bring awareness and unity. WHAT: Campus […]


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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.