A unique venture the UAPD offers for University students, is the Student Safety Aide (SSAs) program. University students are employed by the police department, trained, and then deployed into field patrol on foot or bicycle. SSAs act as the eyes and ears for the police department. SSAs assist Safety Aides and Police Officers by taking certain criminal reports such as bicycle thefts and other larcenies. In addition, they provide assistance to the University community by responding to requests for escorts, public assists, and non-criminal alarms. Students may also assist in other facets of the department such as Property & Evidence, Special Events, Dispatching, Administration and Investigations.