The Division of Public Safety encourages faculty, staff, and students to take proactive steps to enhance their safety. We offer several programs to educate the campus community in personal crime prevention strategies to reduce the likelihood of crime on and off campus. Most of these programs are offered free of charge, there is a nominal fee for R.A.D. courses for program materials.
In order to request a presentation, please complete this presentation request form at least 3 weeks in advance of your program. While we work to accommodate requests, we are sometimes limited by staffing.
If you need additional information or have any comments or wish to schedule a program, please contact Sgt. Joan Fiesta, Crime Prevention Coordinator, at 217-333-1216 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A half- or full-day presentation for units and/or departments that addresses the dynamics of active threat situations. The first half of the presentation includes a historical review of past incidents and describes mental health issues, teaching participants how to spot potential indicators of concerning behaviors. The first half will also cover what to expect from the police in the event of an incident, as well as individuals' responsibilities in case of an active threat. The second half of the presentation is an interactive site review and further discusses how to prepare and respond to active threat incidents.
This program is an introduction to the "goings on" of the Campus. During this program we will cover the area Law Enforcement agencies and how we go about business. It will also cover the most common types of problems we have on the campus and some tips on how to avoid becoming a victim.
The Rape Aggression Defense System is a program of realistic, self-defense tactics and techniques. The R.A.D. System is a comprehensive course for women that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance, while progressing on to the basics of hands-on defense training. R.A.D. is not a Martial Arts program. Our courses are taught by certified R.A.D. Instructors and provide you with a workbook and reference manual. This manual outlines the entire Physical Defense Program for reference and continuous personal growth. There is a $20 fee for this program to cover the cost of the manual. For more information visit the Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) page.
This program provides children with positive tools to stay safe. From dog safety to abduction, children walk away from this fun, interactive program with life skills that build confidence. For more information visit the radKIDS Safety Education page.
This program focuses on proper fit for your bike, rules of the road, and riding techniques for campus and the surrounding area. This program also covers laws that pertain to pedestrians. For more information about scheduling this program contact Officer Christopher Hawk , at 217-333-1216, or through email at email@example.com.
This program provides Safety and Security tips for your office or personal workspace.
This program is offered to any organization who wishes to provide safety and crime prevention information to any new employees or students. Currently our department is involved in the summer orientation for all incoming freshman. However, some units may have specialized orientation sessions in which they would like to have a more in-depth view of safety on campus.
Dr. Michael Schlosser of the Police Training Institute can provide your front office staff with positive communication skills that will de-escalate situations that may not require police intervention. This is an important safety skill for all staff and students who work with the public. He will cover issues regarding the words we use, understanding situations from the other person's perspective, and diversity. To schedule this training, please contact Sgt. Joan Fiesta at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This program is provided for any student who has the unique experience of living in the residence hall. Information covered includes the types of problems that can occur in the residence hall along with safety and security tips for residence hall living.
This program discusses guidelines for interacting with Law Enforcement Officials. It is a very good program for middle and high school students, as well as college students.