CRIME PREVENTION & SECURITY AWARENESS PROGRAMS/SERVICES
Crime Prevention Program
Available services include: speakers for campus groups, including new
student seminars as well as new employee orientation seminars; programs
to discuss sexual assault, drugs and alcohol, and safety on a university
campus; brochures and pamphlets for distribution; publication of crimes
and incidents in the campus newspaper; and Operation Identification,
through which engraving devices are loaned or an officer will assist in
engraving driver's license numbers on personal property. Operation
Identification can prevent thefts, or in the case of theft, assist in
the recovery of stolen property.
Security Awareness Programs
During Orientation in August, students are informed of services offered by University Police
and the Salisbury Police Department. PowerPoint presentations
outline ways to maintain personal safety and residence hall security.
Students are told about crime on-campus and in the neighborhoods
surrounding the campus. Similar information is presented to new
employees. Crime prevention and sexual assault programs are
offered on a continual basis.
Periodically during the academic year, University Police, in cooperation with other university
organizations and departments, present crime prevention awareness
sessions on emergency response, sexual assault (rape and acquaintance
rape), drug awareness, theft, identify theft and vandalism, as well as
educational sessions on personal safety and residence hall security.
A common theme of all awareness and crime prevention programs is to
encourage students and employees to be aware of their responsibility for
their own security and the security of others."You are your own
best protection" is a theme taught, and "how to avoid becoming a victim"
is also emphasized in the programs.
"Personal Safety Tips" and other relevant information about safety and well-being on campus are
included in each edition of SU News, a weekly campus newsletter widely
distributed on campus. Information is also disseminated to students and
employees through crime prevention awareness pamphlets, security alert
posters, displays and videos. Information is also available on the
University Police website as a monthly newsletter with articles on
different aspects of crime prevention.
When time is of the essence, information is released to the community through security
alerts posted prominently throughout campus, through special bulletins
sent via campus e-mail and through the Emergency Alert System.
Periodically during the year, the University conducts familiarization
exercises for the Emergency Alert System in order to familiarize the
campus community with the sound of the emergency siren. For more
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Defense Systems (R.A.D)
R.A.D. is an international self-defense organization that teaches
self-defense techniques for all types of confrontations using different
levels of force. A University police officer is trained and certified to
teach the program. The program is offered several times each semester
for students, faculty and staff.
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An escort service is provided for anyone who feels uncomfortable
walking alone on campus or to nearby off campus locations during the
hours of darkness. The Student Government Association operates SafeRide,
Thursday-Saturday nights, to provide transportation to campus.
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Students are encouraged to register their bicycles with the University
Police at no charge. Registering bicycles assists police in recovering
them if they are stolen. Registration forms are available online and in
the Parking Services Office located in the East Campus Complex, Room
149. It is highly recommended that U type locks be used for securing
bikes. University Police can assist in selecting locks.
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