Five UAPD Canine Officers Keep Campus Safe and Bring Smiles While on Patrol

One of the canine officers at Mullins Library.
Whit Pruitt, University Relations

One of the canine officers at Mullins Library.

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Meet Faye, Charlie, Leah, Oakley and Ricky, five of the most unique officers at the University of Arkansas Police Department.

They are canine officers, trained to sniff out danger in the form of explosives and drugs to keep the community and visitors to the U of A safe. They also work to keep the campus community friendly and connected as they walk campus and visit with students, offering stress relief and comfort in difficult times.

About the University of Arkansas: The University of Arkansas provides an internationally competitive education for undergraduate and graduate students in more than 200 academic programs. The university contributes new knowledge, economic development, basic and applied research, and creative activity while also providing service to academic and professional disciplines. The Carnegie Foundation classifies the University of Arkansas among fewer than 3% of colleges and universities in America that have the highest level of research activity. U.S. News & World Reportranks the University of Arkansas among its top American public research universities. Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas comprises 10 colleges and schools and maintains a low student-to-faculty ratio that promotes personal attention and close mentoring.

Contacts

Amy Schlesing, director of strategic communication
University Relations
479-575-3033, amys@uark.edu

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