Safety and Preparedness : Campus Safety Programs

Educational Programming

We offer educational programs for the University community to reduce the likelihood of crime on and off campus.

If you are interested in having a representative from University Police speak to your group, Contact the Police Department with your request. These are just some of the programs University Police offers to our campus community. Other programs can be developed that matches your needs.

  • Bicycle Safety and Security
    This program is designed to teach proper and safe bicycle riding and bicycle security measures. A member of the University Police Bike Patrol conducts the program.  In addition, you are encouraged to register your bicycle by stopping by the University Police Department.
  • New Employee Orientation
    University Police participate in Human Resources-sponsored orientations for new employees. The orientation provides an overview of University Police services, programs and crime prevention strategies.
  • New Student Orientation
    New Student Orientation introduces University Police services and programs and provides relevant crime prevention and safety information. The program is tailored to issues affecting student safety and security.
  • Office Safety and Security
    Officers will provide safety and security tips for your office or personal workspace and, if requested, conduct surveys of department space and recommend security improvements.
  • Personal Safety
    University Police personnel will review the various aspects of personal safety and awareness. Participants will be provided with educational materials on personal safety principles.
  • Residence Hall Safety
    Safety and security tips for residence hall life. Available to all students living in University housing.
  • Theft Prevention
    This program provides information on how you can protect your personal and University-owned property by reducing the risk of theft.

Rape Aggression Defense Training

Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) is a fundamental, hands-on training that teaches women and men how to defend themselves in the event of an attack. It combines classroom instruction on awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance with basic hands-on defense tactics. Certified University Police RAD instructors teach the course.

Rape Aggression Defense Training is:

  • Practical self-defense tactics.
  • Easy to learn and employ.
  • Awareness and avoidance.
  • Risk reduction strategies.
  • Certified instruction with a free lifetime return-practice policy.

UPD offers both a RAD for Women and a RAD for Men program on campus. To register to attend the program, contact Campus Recreation at 727-873-4589. If you have specific questions regarding the program, please feel free to contact Sergeant Walter Ewing at wewing@usfsp.edu.

The new RAD Program dates for this semester are now available at Campus Recreation.