The University Police Department is very actively engaged in community outreach programs, working to promote the safety and security of the campus and surrounding communities. We work closely with the Department of Residential Life and other community groups to provide these programs both on and off-campus. These programs are provided free of charge to interested campus and non-campus groups. In accordance with our mission, we offer the following educational programs:
The program uses specially designed goggles to simulate the effect that drug and alcohol intoxication of varying levels has on a person’s balance, coordination, and vision, allowing the participants to realize these effects while sober and rational.
University Police Canine Program
The University Police Department K-9's and their handlers are available to provide demonstrations and information regarding the use of police canines on patrol, bomb detection, drug detection and other issues regarding police canines.
The program offers advice on how to help make yourself a “bad victim” and tips to decrease the likelihood of becoming a victim of an assault. Basic self-defense options and victim assistance information is covered as well.
The program focuses on ways to prevent the theft of personal property, to limit the likelihood that you will be chosen as a target of theft, and to increase the likelihood that, if the property is taken from you, the police will be able to return recovered property to its rightful owner.
The University Police Department provides general safety and security information for all incoming Freshmen, Transfer and International students.
Legal issue topics vary and can be covered as requested. These presentations are from the point of view of a police agency with a focus on the prevention of offenses through education and the University’s role in promoting a safe environment and assisting victims.