Educational seminars are available to both students and staff members of the University. While most programs are presented at the request of the individual or organization, there are certain programs scheduled in advance by the police department that are open to the community. Seminars are available on the following safety and security topics: General safety and security, alcohol awareness, illegal drugs, hazing, sexual assault prevention, and self defense.
Rape Aggression Defense Classes (R.A.D.)
University of Virginia Police Officers instruct classes in self-defense not only for female students, faculty, and staff, but for females in the community. The program deals with escapes, physical attacks, personal awareness,risk avoidance, community assistance, and procedures for prosecution. The class is four weeks long with one 3 hr class per week. Instructors use the Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) System to teach self-defense. For more information, contact Officer Tabler at firstname.lastname@example.org
There will be a RAD Self-Defense Class for Women starting March 21, 2013, sponsored by the UVA Women's Center:
The class will be conducted on Thursday evenings from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. on these dates: 3/21, 3/28, 4/3, 4/11, 4/18, and 4/25. The cost of this 6-week course is $25 (a sliding scale is available). Pre-registration is required and class size is limited. Please contact Lisa Speidel at email@example.com for more information.
This program consists of crime prevention officers performing evaluations of buildings or areas and providing recommendations for the improvement of security in those locations. These surveys are provided on request. Departmental goals call for the provision of 2 to 4 security surveys per month.
Third Party Sexual Assault ReportingProgram
This program allows sexual assault survivors who do not want to make an official report to make confidential anonymous reports concerning their assaults. These reports are used for informational purposes by the police department in planning directed patrol and providing warnings to students and staff when appropriate. Click Here for more.
Blue Light Phones
There are more than 400 blue light phone in place around the University of Virginia. Telephones are in every dormitory, along frequently traveled sidewalks, and in parking lots. Some academic buildings also have phones. These phone dial directly into the University Police department. If you need assistance, just activate a blue phone and state the problem. A police officer will respond. Map of Blue Light Phones and Locations of Blue Light Phones
Educational programming, medical assistance,or counseling can also be obtained though the following groups:
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