For more information about any program talked about below
please call 974-2628, and ask to be transferred to the Crime
For Women - R.A.D.
for women is a program of realistic, self-defense tactics and techniques.
It is a comprehensive program for women only. The 15-hour class begins
with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance, and then progresses
on to basic techniques of hands-on defensive training. The class is taught
by R.A.D. Certified USF Police Officers and is not a Martial Arts program.
Each student will be provided with the knowledge to help her make an educated
decision about resistance to a spontaneous violent attack.
A $10.00 deposit is required. Upon completion of class the $10.00 will
STAFF, or FAMILY MEMBERS: A $25.00 fee per person. Upon completion of
class $10.00 will be refunded.
USF AFFILIATED: A $50.00 fee per person.
Desire to develop a personal safety plan.
2. Comfortable clothes that do not restrict body movement: jeans, shorts
3. Sneakers (no street shoes)
4. No Jewelry
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call Judy Fowler at (813) 974-2156 to reserve a seat. A registration form
can be mailed or picked up at the USF Police Department.
Orientation for new and transfer
The University Police presents it's services and goals
to the new student population. This ranges from engraving personal property,
inspecting residences for safety and security matters to interacting with
the community in a wide array of community policing functions.
Overview of the Police Department
The University of South Florida Police Department is
fully authorized and accredited State law Enforcement Agency created by
the Florida Legislature. Our officers investigate all felony and misdemeanor
crimes. The agency is divided into six sections they are. These sections
are: Patrol, Detectives, Communications, Crime Prevention, Records and
Administration. Operating 24 hours a day, 365 days a year our officers
are deployed in marked police cars, scooters, bicycles and on foot to
provide a quick response to your needs as well as a high degree of visibility.
Date/Acquaintance Rape for Men and
We offer a variety of programs on this topic to both
men and women because We are all involved either as part of the solution
or part of the problem. Studies have shown that the freshmen student,
away from home for the first time may make some choices that are chosen
because of a need to fit in to a new environment and social structure.
We separate the programs into three presentations --- Date Rape for Women
Only ----- Date Rape for Men Only ----- How to identify a Rapist before
he targets you (Women only). One of the most important crime prevention
measures you can use is --- To Be INFORMED.
The University of South Florida and the Police Department
are committed to your personal safety wherever you are. At school, walking
to and from classes, commuting and out and about. We offer strategies
such as -developing a plan on how to react to a situation before you're
involved. The use of services provided by the University such as Safe
team- Blue Light Phones and the Police department
Drinking and Driving
The University Police has a zero tolerance for the impaired
driver. We provide educational programming on the risks and effects of
this illegal activity. Every facet of the community is effected when we
have any traffic fatality but more so when alcohol is involved because
it was preventable. ARRIVE ALIVE
------DON'T DRINK AND DRIVE---------------
Burglary and Theft Prevention
Burglary and theft are the number one property crimes
in the United States, USF is no exception. By taking some simple steps
you can reduce your chances of being victimized. Never leave valuables
in plain sight and unattended, secure them in a drawer, locker or your
trunk. Remove the keys, don't hide the keys anywhere- they will be found.
Have a record of brands and serial numbers. Harden that target. Programs
on theft prevention are available from the Police.
Most types of property have no specific serial number
that can be traced directly to you. The University Police will assist
you in engraving your Driver's License number on your property so if it
is reported stolen and recovered it can be returned to you without delay.
Cash Handling and Robbery Procedures
(USF STAFF/ TENANTS ONLY)
Programs for all cash handling section at the University
are available by requesting a survey from the Crime Prevention Section
of the Police Department. A certified Crime Prevention Practitioner will
assess your needs and conduct the training in cash handling and transfer.
Also available is a program that instructs on how to react to a Robbery.
Did you know the Bicycle is considered a vehicle by the
Florida State Statutes? Yes it is. The motor vehicle codes have specific
rules relating to the equipment, operation and use of a bicycle. Operators
can and are cited for violations. In a busy semester during the day 60-75000
vehicles crisscross our roadways. Now add to that a few thousand bicycles.
Caution Caution Caution. Don't be a statistic, be proactive-wear a helmet,
drive defensively, use a light at night and don't use headphones when
operating a bicycle - it's against the law. For more information contact
Violence in the Workplace
Unfortunately violence does occur. It knows no boundaries
when common sense leaves, and sometimes the wrong choices are made. Report
any behavior to your supervisor. Make sure that they address the issues.
They can request a program from the police department. One that will outline
the warning signs, how to identify them and what to do when you've identified
them. Speaking up is the key --- silence is dangerous, to you and everyone
Office Safety (USF Staff
and Tenants Only)
Does your office work for or against your safety? Let's
say that someone came to see you and became agitated. Could you get away
or signal for help? Our Office Safety Assessment Program will assist you
in identifying those areas that you need help in and firming up your office
safety plans. Good planning can prevent poor performance.
It takes more than one person to have a relationship,
both parties are there of his or her own free will? If that is not the
case you may be a victim of relationship violence. Threats and intimidation
are critical factors. If you're not sure and have questions, call the
Crime Prevention Section of the University Police or the USF Victims Advocate.
Both Agencies are available 24 hours a day.
Is someone following you, sending you notes, showing
up at your workplace or school for no apparent reason. You may be the
victim of a stalker. Have you asked this person to stop bothering you
and they don't seem to get it. It may be time to ask for professional
help. You can contact the police or the victims advocate for more specific
Responding to Police Officers
You're driving on the interstate and you look in your
rearview mirror and you see a patrol car following you? What have you
done --- nothing. You start getting mad and frustrated why? Because they
are following you. Now the emergency lights come on what do you do? Stop!!!!!!!!.
Consider all the options. We all have jobs to do and we do them in different
ways, no two doctors operate alike, or truck divers drive alike, it doesn't
mean that one is wrong and the other right it's just that they work differently.
Find out how to respond to Police Officers in all types of scenarios.
With your safety and the safety of the officer in mind. Contact the Crime
Prevention section of the University Police.
Alcohol Awareness and
You're 18 away from home and on your own for the first
time ----- have a beer or twelve? In the state of Florida you must be
21 years of age to possess alcohol. According to the law you're an adult,
you can make your own decisions, join the military, fight in a war. Get
married, have a credit card, quit school. But you can't legally drink.
It's not fair. None of that matters. It's against the law as it is now
written. If you get charged and convicted with an alcohol offense it will
follow you for the rest of your life. You want to walk away from college
with a degree and be called a graduate, not with a criminal record and
be called a defendant. For the rest of the straight story contact the