On gamedays, local police departments, fire departments and paramedics are present on campus to respond to emergencies at a moment’s notice.
At Saturday’s home game against Furman, no arrests were made by any local law enforcement. However, the Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco issued 12 notices to appear in court, or written arrests, according to a gameday statistics document provided by UCF PD spokeswoman Courtney Gilmartin.
In addition to arrests, the document also showed that a total of 13 student affair referrals were issued and that UCF Police and the Orange County Fire Department responded to a total of 20 medical emergencies.
Compared with other schools, Maj. Brad Barber, assistant director of the University of Florida Police Department said that they made 32 gameday arrests at their last home game against East Carolina on Sept. 12, however, 28 arrestees were released.
Lt. Justin Maloy of the special operations division for the Florida State University Police Department said that they made no arrests on their last home game against the University of South Florida on Sept. 12.
Both officers noted that these numbers only account for arrests made inside each school’s football stadium. “It’s hard to discern gameday-related incidents outside of the stadium,” said Maloy.
Eric Gutierrez is a Digital Producer for the Central Florida Future. Follow him on Twitter at @atticus_adrift or email him at EricG@CentralFloridaFuture.com.