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Campus Police Information

Contact Information

Ashdown Campus Police Officer Jason Curtis
Telephone:  870-584-1476; Office Number 103 

De Queen Campus Police Officer Monte Stringfellow
Telephone:  870-584-1116; Leeper Building, Office Number 174

Nashville Campus Police Officer Lakisha Jones
Telephone: 870-557-1714; Office Number 109

Emergency Guide


When you see a fire, 

  1. Attempt to extinguish flame with fire extinguisher
  2. If fire is not extinguishable, activate nearest fire alarm
  3. Assist persons with disabilities to exit the building
  4. Get away from the building
  5. Call 911

When you hear a fire alarm,

  1. Exit the nearest available exterior door
  2. Get away from the building
  3. Call 911

Severe Weather - SEEK SHELTER

  • Move to UAC designated storm room, assisting persons with disabilities
  • Crouch near interior walls or heavy furniture
  • Cover your head

Shooting Incident- AVOID, DENY, DEFEND

AVOID- Get to a safe location then call 911

          If you can’t avoid, then:

DENY- If you can do so safely, find a safe place, get down, take cover, turn off lights, lock or barricade the door.  Call 911 if it can be done without revealing your location

          If you can’t run or deny, then

DEFEND- Fight with everything you have. 

Medical Emergency - STAY CLEAR

If trained,

  1. Administer CPR / First Aid / AED 
  2. Call 911

If not trained,

  1. Call 911
  2. Direct first responders to the location

Explosion- EVACUATE

  1. Exit the nearest available door, assisting persons with disabilities
  2. Get away from the area
  3. Call 911

Emergency Alerts

UA Cossatot Mobile App Push Notifications

Download the UA Cossatot Mobile App and enable push notifications to receive alerts to your mobile device.

Manage the type of notifications you receive by clicking on the ⓘ Information Feature at the top left corner of the screen and then selecting "Categories."

RAVE Alerts

Sign up for UA Cossatot emergency alerts by visiting 

RAVE alerts allow students, parents, and loved ones to receive real-time information about delayed class times, campus closings, emergency situations on campus via mobile phones and email. 

Students, faculty and staff are automatically created a RAVE account with their UA Cossatot email. If you have not already logged in, you will need the first-time password that was sent to your UAC email address. Once logged in, you can create your own password. If you can’t find the email with the first-time password, you can use the “Forgot my password” option. Your username is your UAC email address.


UA Cossatot will publish emergency messaging on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

There will also be a banner message displayed on the college website in the event of an incident that interrupts general operation.

UA Cossatot will also distribute emergency messaging to local news outlets in the event of an incident that interrupts general operation.

Registration and Operation of Vehicles

All UA Cossatot credit students, as well as faculty and staff, who operate vehicles and park on any UA Cossatot campus between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Monday through Friday are required to register their vehicle with the UA Cossatot Police Department.

Parking permits must be displayed in a visible position.  Hang tags should be displayed from the rearview mirror. 

Driving Regulations

  • The campus speed limit is 15 MPH, except when conditions warrant a slower speed.
  • All regulatory signs and pavement markings must be observed.
  • Vehicles must yield to pedestrians at all times.
  • All vehicles must be operated in a safe manner at all times.

Parking Regulations

  • Vehicles must be parked within the boundaries of a single-marked parking space.
  • Parking is prohibited on the lawn, in driveways, loading zones, or any area that is not marked for parking.
  • Double parking and parking on the wrong side of the street are violations of parking regulations.
  • If a vehicle is improperly parked, whether attended or unattended, the driver is in violation of regulations.
  • Parking in a handicapped space or other reserved parking space, without a permit, is a violation of parking regulations as well as state law.
  • Vehicles in violation of parking regulations may be towed at the owner’s expense.

**Parking and driving regulations may be enforced by warning, college ticket or state traffic ticket**

Parking Lot Safety

Most criminals are opportunistic and look for easy targets

  1.  Walk in a confident manner
  2. Be aware of your surroundings
  3. Look for the most direct route to where you are going
  4. Walk with others if you can
  5. Be aware of what is going on around you
  6. Have your keys in your hand
  7. Don’t be overloaded with “stuff”
  8. Don’t have your head buried in your phone or have earbuds on
  9. Get in your car as quickly as you can
  10. Leave quickly

If you know that you are going to be here at work after the sun sets

  1. Park your car close to where you will be exiting the building
  2. Don’t leave any valuables or loose electronic items out in the open
  3. Be aware of any potential hiding places between your exit and your car ie: shrubs, retaining walls, blind corners or other dark areas
  4. Think tactically about where you should position your car so that you have the easiest route to it, as well as a good view of your driver side door.
  5.  Should you find yourself facing a potential or suspected threat, make some noise to attract attention to yourself.   – use your car’s panic button, use a whistle, or other noisemaker.
  6. If you have a personal protection device have it in your hand

Please never hesitate to ask for help or to report something that you feel is unsafe. 

On-Campus Campus Carry

Handguns are only allowed on campus (including all classrooms) to the extent specifically authorized by state law. 

Each individual who lawfully possesses a handgun and an enhanced ARKANSAS carry permit is required to keep the handgun concealed from public view at all times and is responsible for carrying the handgun in a safe manner.

If an individual carries a concealed handgun in a personal carrier such as a backpack, purse, or handbag, the carrier must remain within the individual’s immediate vicinity (within arm’s reach). During your courses of instruction, you may be required to engage in activities that may require you to separate from your belongings such as taking a quiz or examination, and thus you should plan accordingly.

Any student who violates the concealed carry laws while on campus may be subject to criminal prosecution and/or discipline by the college, up to and including dismissal.

If you observe someone displaying a handgun or other weapon on campus, it should be reported to the UA Cossatot Police Department or another campus official immediately.