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UMPD’s first Black female lieutenant reflects on her journey to history

“What sets Octavia apart from others is not so much that she is a great cop, but rather the fact that she is a great mother, wife, sister and daughter,” said UMPD Chief Rivero. “Her family values of doing things right translates to her job very easy because it’s embedded in her character to always do good for people.”

When the party’s over: Locals disgruntled by weeks of spring break...

“It looked like a rock concert. You couldn’t see the pavement, and you couldn’t see grass."

As fraternity parties continue across Miami, police departments struggle to hold...

Reports of large social gatherings are also non-emergency, which means police officers won’t respond as quickly if it were an emergency situation. Nonetheless, police officers still need to see the behavior. As a result, if a report is made and police arrive after the party, there is nothing that can be done.

Public Health Ambassadors share their experiences

“I have never felt unsafe. I feel that we are doing a very good job by doing the most. I understand that there's been a lot of pushback on school reopening, but I think what we're doing is awesome."

New Florida law to combating texting and driving

The bill signed by Governor DeSantis makes texting while driving a primary offense effective July 1, 2019, allowing law enforcement officers to pull over drivers and give a citation solely for texting behind the wheel.

UM students witness protests, flee Hong Kong

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UMPD: property theft still biggest crime on campus

"Theft of unattended property has always been the biggest issue, which is 100% preventable," Martinez said. "Don't leave your things unattended for a second. It will grow legs and it will vanish."

UM international studies professor charged with money laundering

Bruce Bagley, a professor at the University of Miami and resident corruption and organized crime expert, was charged with laundering about $2.5 million of Venezuelan money into his own personal American bank accounts and pocketing 10 percent, according to the U.S. State Attorney’s Office.

Students reflect on Marjory Stoneman Douglas shooting one year later

“How the baby boomers remembered the Vietnam protests of 1969, I’m certain that's how generations raised throughout the 2000s will remember Parkland.”

Alexandra Martinez brings experience, ‘non-stop energy’ to UMPD

“You get to be a social worker, a psychologist, a counselor,” said UMPD Crime Prevention Officer Alexandra Martinez on the meaning of police work. “You get to be a superhero.”

Four months, four lives lost: Students, administration react to student deaths

"College is supposed to be such a special and flourishing time for students," said senior Amy Grundlegor, "but before anything, it’s supposed to be safe place to grow - and that’s obviously not the case this year."

Man detained in connection with murder of UM student

The Miami-Dade Police Department has arrested a homeless man in connection with the murder of a University of Miami architecture student.