Physics Building

The Physics Building

A joint project of the University Police Department and the Physics Department

Professor Kevin Ingersent
Chairman, Physics Department
Chief Linda J. Stump
Director, Police Department

Physics Building Security Program:

The Physics Department and the University Police Department are working together to provide increased security for students, faculty, and staff using the Physics Building. To that end, the following security measures will take effect immediately:

  • The Main Entrance will be locked at 11:00 PM, Monday - Friday.
  • All other doors will be locked at 6:00 PM, Monday - Friday.
  • The building will remain locked on weekends.
  • Person who currently possess keys will have access to the building after 6:00 PM.
  • During the initiation of this program, persons inside the building after 6:00 PM, or on weekends, should be prepared to present identification upon request by police officers.

Problems and concerns about security in the Physics Building should be directed to Tim Noland (392-5655).

Property Safety Tips:

Theft of unattended property (personal and University) from open or unsecured offices is a common problem at the University of Florida. From keys to computers, virtually anything can be stolen if you provide the opportunity. We also know that many of these thefts occur during the day..with the office staff present. Here are some tips for securing your personal property while at the office, in class or in the lab:

  • Purses and wallets should be locked in your desk or filing cabinet when not in use. Never leave such items on your desk or in plain view.
  • Lock your office whenever it is unoccupied...even if you only leave for a second to make copies or use the restroom.
  • Participate in the Operation Identification program and engrave personal items with your Social Security or Drivers License Number. Contact the University Police Department, Community Services Division at 392-1409 to arrange for the use of an engraver and to register your valuables.
  • Never leave your keys or University keys laying in plain view or in door locks.

Personal Safety Tips:

Personal safety is generally the number one concern of people on university campuses nationwide. The University of Florida Police Department places personal safety as its number one priority. Safety and security are shared responsibilities. You can play a vital role in your own security and personal safety. Here are some valuable tips to keep in mind:

  • Stay tuned to your surroundings.
  • Be alert for danger and get away quickly.
  • Stick to well-lighted walkways and do not take short cuts through parking lots or alleys.
  • Listen to your instincts, if a situation feels dangerous, it probably is.
  • Walk with a friend or use the SNAP escort service by dialing 392-SNAP (7627).

Important Telephone Numbers: [All Emergencies - 911 [V/TDD]]

University Police Department
392-1111 (V/TDD)

Community Services Division

392-SNAP (7627)

Office of the Dean of Students
392-3008 (TDD)

UPD Crime Victim Advocate

Gainesville Police Department

Alachua County Sheriff's Office
Victim Advocate

Alachua County Crime Victim
Advocate Program

Alachua County Crisis Center

University of Florida Counseling Center

Student Mental Health Center Infirmary
392-3102 (V/TDD)

Sexual and Physical Assault Resources Center
377-8255 (SPARC)
377-TALK (24- hour hotline)

Shands at Alachua General Hospital

Shands Hospital Emergency Room

North Florida Regional Medical Center Emergency Room

Center for Sexual Assault/Abuse Recovery Education (CARE)
392-1161 ext 4231

Tip: All phones, both on and off campus, and including pay phones, may be used to dial 9-1-1 at no charge. On campus you may be required to dial for an "ousidet line" before dialing 9-1-1.
You don't have to walk on Campus alone at Night!
For a FREE Nightly Campus Escort call
Student Nighttime Auxiliary Patrol (SNAP)
392-SNAP (7627)
Fall and Spring
Nightly 6:30 pm - 2:00 am
Nightly 8:30 pm - 2:00 am


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