Crime Prevention Programs
Acts of Intolerance Jeopardy
This interactive Jeopardy game is a fun way to encourage students to participate in teams and learn about racism, sexism, ableism, and religion oppression.
A presentation is given on the effects of alcohol and the laws and consequences. Fatal Vision goggles are used as part of this demonstration.
Bicycle officers provide information on bicycle rules and safety, as well as demonstrating various riding techniques.
Blurred Lines / DUI Awareness
A presentation is given on driving under the influence, including laws, detection, arrest procedures, and prosecution. Participants are able to observe officers demonstrate actual field sobriety tests that are given to intoxicated motorists in the course of the officer's duty.
Bullying in the Workplace
This 1 hour workshop addresses the nature of bullying and how best to respond to it. The topics covered include:
What is bullying?
Why must it be addressed?
How often does it occur?
What are the typical characteristics of bullies – warning signs?
What are the typical characteristics of victims – warning signs?
What can I do about bullying?
What should I as an employer do about bullying?
The program provides awareness and statistical information on the common challenges victims face with relationship/domestic violence.
Drug and Alcohol Jeopardy
This interactive Jeopardy game is a fun way to encourage students to participate in teams and learn about drug and alcohol use.
Drug Awareness and Recognition
The program focuses on the various narcotics that are used, effects on persons and society, laws governing narcotics and various statistics in regards to usage and costs to society.
Five OUTs: Surviving an Active Shooter
None of us want to be confronted by a person with a gun on campus, but campus shootings do happen. What would you do if you heard shots coming from outside of your classroom or worse yet, what if someone with a gun came into your classroom or office and began to fire? Would you know what to do? How to act? How to deal with your fears so you could save your own life and the lives of those around you? In an emergency situation, it is best to stay calm and be prepared. Participants who attend this program will know now to answer these questions or where to find the necessary resources.
Officers will present information and precautions to be taken to minimize the risk of becoming the victim of identity theft. Learn more about Identity Theft.
Office Interviews on Any Topic
The office staff is available for an interview by persons seeking information for speeches, papers, or news articles. Appointments are preferred.
A presentation is given on office security, such as personal safety and theft prevention in the work place.
Operation ID / Engraving
University Police provide engraving tools and instruction to persons interested in marking and identifying valuable items.
Rape Aggression Defense (RAD)
RAD is a comprehensive self-defense system for women. The program includes awareness, prevention, risk reduction, and avoidance, as well as options available to women during a confrontation or attack. RAD is a 12-hour program. The RAD class is free for Penn State students who register through the Center for Women Students. There is a $13.00 fee for faculty, staff and the community, which is to pay for the comprehensive manual issued to all participants.
Participants may ride or walk with an officer on routine patrol for up to a two-hour period to gain firsthand knowledge of police procedures and operations.
Self Awareness and Familiarization Exchange (S.A.F.E.)
S.A.F.E. (Self-Defense Awareness & Familiarization Exchange) is a two hour introductory self-defense program that provides women with risk awareness, risk reduction, and personal safety information, in addition to a few very basic physical defense techniques. Prevention, options, strategies, and physical techniques are the key components of the S.A.F.E. Program. This program is offered free to students, faculty, and staff.
Sexual Assault Prevention
A prevention program that presents issues involving sexual assault and corresponding relevant statistics.
Officers will present information on how to minimize the risk of becoming the victim of theft.
This program helps managers and supervisors assess employee potential for acting violently in the workplace.
Your Law Enforcement on Campus
Officers are available to discuss police procedures and services available from the department.
The University Police Community Education Office also has many brochures and printed material on most of the above topics as well as other safety and security topics. Many maps are also available, including the Campus Night Map, which includes useful safety tips and suggestions when walking in the area at night. These items are displayed in our brochure rack in the lobby of University Police, or available upon request from the Community Education Office.