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Community Policing Philosophy

UPD will play a vital role in the students' learning and living at UAFS utilizing the community policing philosophy. The focus of community-oriented policing is not simply on responding to crime, but on preventing crime and resolving community problems. The philosophy grows from the belief that the police and the community must work together as partners to solve the contemporary challenges faced in today’s society. Officers work closely with other organizations and community groups to educate community members about potential hazards they may encounter and how to reduce the likelihood of becoming a victim of crime; identify the problems, concerns, and fears of community members; identify and eliminate hazards that may promote crime or disorder; and improve the overall quality of life in the community.

CSUC - Collaborative efforts for a Safer University Community



  • Developing programs that serve our university community and create a greater sense of safety while working, attending school at, or visiting UAFS. We hope to leave a positive experience of our police department and the university.
  • Forming partnerships and collaborative efforts, playing a role in the educational process, empowering students to make a difference in their individual and community safety
  • Getting to know the community that we serve as a whole, prioritizing efforts while developing partnerships within the university community

    • Common Thread (larceny prevention, alcohol consumption, sexual assault awareness, Facebook safety)
    • Watch that Lion (pedestrian Safety)
    • Safety Seminars
    • Who Knew (collaborative effort between Judicial Affairs and police)
    • 3-2-1 Contact (informative sessions with students)
    • University Crime Watch
    • All are One (public awareness)
    • University Community Watch
    • Den Watch
    • Safe Walk
    • Lone Lion
    • Lock Out Auto Crime

    • Alcohol Awareness
    • Active Shooter Training
    • General Safety Training
    • Bicycle Safety
    • Carjacking Prevention
    • Date Rape Prevention
    • Sexual Assault Prevention
    • Domestic/Relationship Violence Prevention
    • Facebook Safety
    • Fire Safety
    • ID Theft Prevention (bring items to PD to get engraved)
    • Cybercrimes

    • Emergency and courtesy phones located across campus
    • Vehicle unlocks
    • Vehicle jump-starts
    • Crime prevention information for groups and individuals
    • Security surveys
    • Non-criminal fingerprinting (job applications, security clearances)

    • A unique self defense system designed for women ages 11 and up.
    • Only women’s self defense course endorsed by the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators
    • No prior martial arts training required
    • Each participant is given a RAD manual
    • Basic course consists of nine hours of awareness and physical training
    • At the conclusion of the physical training, students may participate in dynamic simulations. The simulations will allow students to utilize the learned techniques. (With the permission of the class, the simulations will be videotaped. Participation in the simulation is voluntary.)
    • Debriefing at the close of the final class with a review of the video