Crime Prevention

One goal of the Public Safety Crime Prevention program is to make you aware that crime exists on campus. With this knowledge, and your active support, crime can be reduced. Please report suspicious activities or sounds immediately to the department.

Crime on Campus

The majority of crimes on the campus are crimes of opportunity. Items commonly stolen on campus and from vehicles include backpacks, books, and wallets. Awareness by members of the campus community is a major factor in reducing these types of crimes. Your willingness to secure your property and report suspicious activities immediately to the Public Safety Department will assist us in our endeavors to minimize this type of crime.

Suspicious Activities

Many crimes occur because a citizen sees persons or possible criminal activities and fails to contact a law enforcement agency. Members of the campus community must be aware of their surroundings and develop a perception of what seems out of place or out of the ordinary. It may be something as simple as a suspicious door-to-door sales person attempting to sell at the Housing Complex, a vehicle parked on campus late at night, or someone loitering. What one person reports may be harmless; however, it could be serious. Please report all suspicious activities immediately to the Public Safety Department.

Crime Prevention Programs

Operation Identification (or Operation ID) is a citizen's burglary prevention/property identification program for use in offices and Housing. It involves the marking of property with an identifying number as a means of discouraging burglary and theft. This program also helps law enforcement agencies identify your property if it is lost or stolen. Mark your valuables by inscribing your driver's license number and state identifiers (CA for California). If you do not drive, mark your valuables by engraving your California Identification card number, which can be obtained from the State Department of Motor Vehicles. You may borrow an engraver from the Department of Public Safety free of charge.

RAD Systems

The Rape Aggression Defense System is a program of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques for women. The R.A.D. System is a comprehensive, women-only course that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and risk avoidance, while progressing on to the basics of hands-on defense training. R.A.D. is not a Martial Arts program. Our courses are taught by nationally certified R.A.D. Instructors and provide each student with a workbook/reference manual. This manual outlines the entire Physical Defense Program for reference and continuous personal growth, and is the key to our free lifetime return and practice policy for R.A.D. graduates.

For more Information about RAD Systems Training contact
Jonathan Avalos, Crime Prevention Coordinator at: