Welcome! You have arrived at the University of Florida Police Department’s web page listing the educational programs currently offered by the community services division. The development and provision of these programs is one that is constantly on-going. If you don’t see a topic you are interested in or have additional questions, please contact the Community Services Division for further information. You can reach the Community Services Division at (352) 392-1409, Monday-Friday from 8am to 5pm, or send us a message: Inquiries & Registration
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.
Children’s program designed to teach safe bike riding techniques, the value of predictability in traffic and the rules of the road.
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. For more info: Bicycle Registration
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 police department will do in response.
Building and Department Security Surveys
The University Police Department, as part of its many programs to improve campus security, has long made detailed security surveys available to campus departments. 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.
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.
This program provides the definitions of hazing under Florida State Statutue and the Student Code of Conduct. We also discuss the legal and University sactions for hazing, and give groups tips on how to avoid hazing.
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.
We offer classes to teach you how to protect your privacy while on-line and using social media. We also offer classes that help you recognize and avoid phishing scams.
OP ID (Operation Identification)
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/
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.
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.
Rape Aggression Defense (RAD)
A self-defense course for women only. The class is taught in 3 sections over 3 consecutive days. The first section is classroom discussion with a lecture component. The second section discusses confrontation, options in various types of situations, and how and why to make a decision to resist or not. The third section continues with confrontational dynamics, principles of self-defense, and resistance when faced with weapons. Students will systematically learn stances, yelling, movement, blocking, and escape methods along with many other defense techniques. For more info: Rape Aggression Defense
Student Nighttime Auxiliary Patrol (SNAP)
SNAP provides free nightly campus escorts to students, faculty, staff, and visitors whenever classes are in session. This is a sevice provided through the University of Florida's Student Government and UF Transportation and Parking Services. Escorts can be requested through the TapRide app, online at http://parking.ufl.edu/transit-commuting/snap/, or via telephone at 352-392-SNAP (7627). SNAP provides an alternative to traveling alone. Programs are regularly presented about SNAP to encourage use and promote personal safety. Visit their website, http://parking.ufl.edu/transit-commuting/snap/ , for more information.
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.
Frequently people in the community see individuals or situations that simply 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.
All of us travel by car, bicycle, on foot and by many other methods. This program provides important safety tips no matter the mode of transportation used.
Learn about how traffic enforcement is conducted and what your rights and responsibilities are during these stops. You can also ask questions about legal issues of interest to you.
Weapons and firearms
Learn about the laws and university rules controlling firearms and other weapons. Find out whether a weapon is a good choice for you.
This program defines workplace violence and identifies the typical characteristics of past offenders. Individual participants will also learn what they can do to prevent this growing form of violence.