Crime Prevention

The Crime Prevention Unit focuses its attention on the following three crime prevention categories:

  • Property Security – both private and public property
  • Personal Safety
  • Training Programs

It is the responsibility of Crime Prevention personnel to keep themselves informed on trends in crime prevention, as well as problems on campus, and prepare material to meet these needs and standards.

They are responsible for making sure that all 49 call boxes, which are throughout the decks and buildings, remain operational to relay their calls to our Communications Unit.

Crime Prevention offers a variety of programs to students, staff and faculty to educate the university’s community about criminal activity and how to respond if an individual becomes a victim.

Safety Escort

One cadet is assigned to each of the two escort vans from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., Monday through Friday ,when classes are in session. Visit our Safety Escort page for more information.


Upcoming Classes:

Tuesday, 9/8/15
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Piedmont North – Court Yard


The “Fight to Flight” program informs women of techniques to prevent and escape from an attack. The goal of the program is to enable a person to maintain a level of alertness in order to be prepared to avoid an attack,  how to identify methods of prevention and precaution against an attack, how to identify and use passive and combative resistance against an attack and how to identify the steps to take after an attack/sexual assault.


The program “Workplace Violence” identifies what workplace violence is. The participant will be shown techniques to avoid violence in the workplace and defenses against workplace violence.


This program brings to employees’ attention some common practices they can alter to make their offices a safe and secure environment in which to work. Basic safety tips will be discussed as well as particular concerns the office may have.


Surveys of a particular building, floor or suite of offices are offered on request. The space will be evaluated to determine what can be altered to enhance the safety of the occupants and equipment. A crime history of the site will be used to aid in this evaluation.


Members of the university community can check out an engraver from the Police Department. They can use this to engrave an identifying number on items of value at work and at home. There is no charge for the use of the engraver and they can keep it for 24 hours. University personnel also have the option of leaving a list of the items they have engraved, along with the identifying numbers, with the Crime Prevention Unit. If you are interested in any of these programs, please contact the Crime Prevention Unit.