Safety & Crime Prevention Class List

A complete list of the current classes and programs available within the Community Services Division.

Alcohol, Drugs, and the Law
This program is an overview of alcohol and drug laws, responsible use of alcohol and the consequences of alcohol or drug violations. Learn about the laws governing alcohol use, fake identification and other topics of interest.
Bicycle Rodeo
Children’s program designed to teach safe bike riding techniques, the value of predictability in traffic and the rules of the road.
Bicycle Registration
Bicycle registration includes affixing a reflective, numbered decal to a bicycle and recording the information about the owner and the bicycle for retrieval in the event the bicycle is stolen. Participation in bicycle registration is voluntary but may be a deterrent to bicycle theft.
Bomb Threats
Bomb threats can be very disturbing and should always be taken seriously. Considered in this program are the steps you should take if you receive a bomb threat and what the University of Florida Police Department will do in response.
Building and Department Security Surveys
The University Police Department has long made detailed security surveys available to campus departments as part of its many programs to improve campus security. The surveys, conducted by specially trained police officers, help to identify existing security weaknesses or potential risks and provide suggestions to reduce or eliminate exposure to criminal activity. You may contact the University Police Department’s Community Services Division at 392-1409 or use the Contact UPD form to make an appointment for your department’s survey.
Crime Watch
A Crime Watch is a formal organization of concerned citizens who meet to educate themselves about crime, and fight crime as a community.
Date/Acquaintance Rape and Relationship Violence
Relationship violence is the most common type of violence on university campuses nationwide. During this program you will learn to identify relationship violence, discuss its sources, and discuss possible solutions to help resolve this difficult issue. You will also be provided a list of resources and assistance providers available both on campus and within the local community. Also discussed are safety tips, suggestions for prevention, and what to do if you or someone you know becomes a victim of this crime.
Hazing
This program provides the definitions of hazing under Florida State Statute and the Student Code of Conduct.  We also discuss the legal and University sanctions for hazing, and give groups tips on how to avoid hazing.
Identity Theft
This program gives you steps to take to avoid having your identity and financial information stolen.  This program also talks about resources available to victims of identity theft and financial fraud, and the steps to take to help fix their credit.
Online Safety
We offer classes to teach you how to protect your privacy while online and using social media.  We also offer classes that help you recognize and avoid phishing scams.
Operation Identification (OP ID)
Programs for OP ID are scheduled in residence halls, Villages, and offices on request basis. Personal property is engraved with the owner’s the driver license or social security number. Identifying information about the property is recorded and retained by the police department for use should the item be stolen. To register your property online use our Operation Identification form.
Orientation Programs for new, transfer, or international students
The police department regularly provides information reviewing the safety and security measures the university has in place and how to use those services. Orientation programs are very useful to those new to the University of Florida. For more information: https://orientation.dso.ufl.edu/
Personal Safety
This class is designed to inform and educate on the vital issue of personal safety. Common sense, smart decision making, being aware of one’s surroundings, and the buddy system are among the topics discussed to arm the community against personal violence. Sometimes referred to as ‘Rape Prevention’ the information in this program is vitally important to the university community.
Property Security
Designed to inform and educate on the issue of property security. Topics include what an individual can do to secure property, mark property for identification, and prevent property from being stolen.
Self-Defense Awareness and Familiarization Exchange (SAFE)
The S.A.F.E. (Self-Defense Awareness and Familiarization Exchange) program is taught by a nationally certified instructor who is dedicated to help members of our community become more aware of and better familiar with basic self-defense concepts. The course is a 2 hour class geared toward adult and teenage women. The class starts with a short introduction video, then progresses into a 1 1/2 hour physical self-defense familiarization presentation.
Stalking/Cyber-Stalking
This program defines stalking, explains what an individual can do to protect themselves, and how the police will respond to a report of a suspected stalker.
Suspicious Persons
Frequently people in the community see individuals or situations that do not seem right to them. This program provides an overview of suspicious activity and encourages individuals to trust their instincts. If something seems out of place to you, as a community member, there may be something actually wrong and you should notify the police.
Travel Safety
Everyone at the University of Florida travels by some method or another whether it be by car, bicycle, or on foot. This program provides important safety tips no matter the mode of transportation used.
Traffic Stops
Learn about how traffic enforcement is conducted as well as your rights and responsibilities are during these stops. You can also ask questions about legal issues of interest to you.