The SIUC Department of Public Safety offers a number of crime prevention and safety programs on campus and to surrounding areas.
Campus Assistance Vehicle (CAV)
Operated by the Saluki (Student) Patrol Program. The patrol staffs the CAV during the evening hours to provide additional parking lot security and to provide assistance to motorists stranded on campus.
Crime Prevention Programs
Comprised of officers who provide public relations programming to university affiliated persons, other schools, and community groups by request. The variety of educational topics include:
Alcohol, Drugs, and DUI
General information about the effects of alcohol and drugs and how they can affect your daily life.
Basic Crime Prevention
Basic Crime Prevention techniques you can use in your home or car.
Fatal Vision Simulator Goggles will be the major device for demonstrating how quickly impairment can turn fun into devastating consequences for anyone who drives while impaired by alcohol or drugs. Requires audience participation.
Information on identifying gang names, graffiti, and any recent interaction with members on campus. (Can be requested by staff only.)
General Rap Session
Want to talk to a police officer one-on-one? This program allows the audience to bring up their own topics and concerns.
Used to introduce a police officer to very young children. Stickers and a tour of a squad car are the highlights (This is a 20 minute program).
Rape Aggression Defense System (RAD)
A program of realistic, self-defense tactics and techniques taught by certified police officers. The 12-hour program takes four three-hour evenings to complete. The comprehensive course begins with awareness prevention, risk reduction and avoidance, while progressing onto the basics of hands-on self-defense training. RAD is not a martial arts program. (One course offered per semester, or by appointment with groups of 15 attendees or more)
Sexual Assault/Common Sense Self Defense
General information and techniques to avoid becoming a victim of sexual assault. This does not include physical self defense training.
Violence in the Workplace
Current information to help you recognize and combat violence in your workplace.
(Can be requested by staff only. This is a 2 hour program.)
University Watch and House Watch Programs
Based on the Neighborhood Watch Program, our own version for watching out for each other.
Crime Prevention Programs can be scheduled by calling 453-8612 or emailing email@example.com.
All programs are approximately one hour, unless otherwise indicated.