University Police Sponsored Programs
Bicycle patrol officers travel throughout all areas of campus. The bicycle patrol is one of the cornerstones of our Community Policing philosophy. Utilization of bicycles enables University Police Officers to move freely on pathways and sidewalks of the campus. Bicycle patrols create opportunities for more interaction with the community because the barriers created by a patrol car are removed.
The popularity and availability of social media continues to increase, especially among young adults. The convenient nature of these sites promotes sharing contacts, pictures, messages and other information but also includes security risks. This program addresses how to reduce safety risks associated with social media, on-line dating and blogs.
Police K-9 Demonstration
University Police will arrange to have a LCSO Deputy and his K-9 partner come to campus. They will give demonstrations of the dogs search abilities. Students are then allowed to ask questions about the K-9 and/or other police related questions.
The distracted driving program offers a presentation with sobering photos and video of accidents that were caused by distracted driving. A simple driving simulator is also used to show the dangers of distracted driving.
Relationship Violence (Dating/Domestic Violence)
This is an educational session addressing power and control dynamics in personal relationships which often lead to violence and abuse. Topics addressed: definitions, legal issues, warning signs, sources of help and methods of assisting a person with an abusive relationship. Other resources on campus include:
Response to Stalking Behaviors
Stalking is a crime, yet many victims and criminal justice professionals underestimate its seriousness and impact. Stalking may go unrecognized and unreported, or it may end with serious tragedy. This program is an in-depth look at stalking, including stalkers, stalking behavior, stalking victims and safety planning.
In the basic self-defense class, students learn a range of self-defense techniques, including awareness, assault deterrence and setting verbal boundaries. Physical skills are then demonstrated by the instructor and then practiced in a group setting with a partner.
Coffee With a Cop
This is an open forum Q&A with University Police Officer(s). If available, a Geneseo Police Officer from the village can also be present. Students can ask all the questions they have ever wanted to ask a police officer. Resident Assistant’s would be responsible for providing refreshments for those in attendance. The University Police Department does have pre-made flyers available to help advertising the event.
Identity theft occurs when personal information, like Social Security numbers, is stolen to obtain goods, services or open fraudulent accounts. Victims are left with poor credit and the complicated task of restoring it. This program looks in depth at identity theft and introduces ways to reduce the risks of becoming a victim.
Personal Safety Programs
Personal safety programs are delivered to a variety of faculty, staff and student groups and organizations. The ‘How to Avoid Being a Victim’ program provides real world personal safety tips for a wide variety of situations.
Alcohol Awareness (Beer Goggles)
This program is information based with students physically participating at the end. The program is team taught, with the Resident Assistant (RA) providing information on Campus Alcohol policy. The Officer would then provide information on both New York State Penal Law and Vehicle & Traffic Law. The Officer will provide Fatal Vision Goggles that mimic varied levels of intoxication. Students are guided through Standardized Field Sobriety Tests as if the student were pulled over for driving while intoxicated.
Staying Safe on Campus: Keeping You and Your Property Safe
This program is information based with the Officer providing information and tips on how to stay safe. The Officer will also provide information on how to keep your property safe.