Student Police Academy

The Academy is a mix of classroom and hands-on activities participants learn about safety and law enforcement procedures and tactics. The program will be in Fitz Hall Room 195 and is approximately 10-hours, one class per week, every Wednesday, for five weeks. Class dates to be advised. The Academy uses several members of the police department to teach different topics. Please note: participants cannot be on suspension, probation or have a criminal record that includes offenses of violence or drugs.

The maximum class size is 15-participants. Register early on OrgSync for consideration.

Week 1: Personal Safety

Personal safety will cover the basics of self-defense, including hands-on training and videos. 

Week 2: Investigations

This session will show participants some basic ways in which police seek to solve committed crimes. This will include what is evidence, why we rope off scenes and basic evidence collection.  The value of fingerprints or DNA will be discussed as well as cases where it was used successfully. During this session, participants will investigate a mock crime scene and present their findings to the class.

Week 3: Firearms

Students will learn the University’s Active Shooter (Run Hide Fight) approach. The evolution of this approach from Columbine (Surround and wait for SWAT) to Quad to 1 or 2 person entry and stopping threat will be reviewed. The second half of the class includes “shoot/don’t shoot scenarios” and allows students to address a threat (PO in protective gear) with simulated guns.

Week 4: Traffic

This class will show the importance and dangers associated with traffic enforcement. There will be a myriad of interesting videos shown along with instructional content related to traffic enforcement and Driving Under the Influence (DUI). After the instruction, students will roll play in one of UD’s unmarked vehicles and will make traffic stops from a police car in the Fitz Hall parking lot. The stops include a wide range of scenarios (Drug or weapon concealment, belligerent driver etc.).

Week 5: Student Survival & Pizza Party

This session will address ways in which students are vulnerable. Participants will use intoxication goggles to experience over-indulgence of alcohol and how alcohol impacts sexual assault and consent. We will review and discuss how to be a good witness and how to do a safety walk. The training will conclude with pizza, general Q&A, and the completion of program evaluation forms.

2017 Public Safety Programs

Jan. 18 - Feb. 15 | Student Police Academy | 5:00 – 7:00 PM | Fitz Hall Room 195
Program is every Wednesday for five weeks.
Audience: undergraduate students

Jan. 26 | Emergency Preparedness & Active Shooter | 4:30 – 6:00 PM | Fitz Hall Room 195
Audience: students, faculty, staff

Jan. 26 | Self-Defense | 6:30 – 8:00 PM | Fitz Hall Room 195
Audience: students, faculty, staff

Feb. 14 | Emergency Preparedness & Active Shooter | 4:30 – 6:00 PM | Fitz Hall Room 195
Audience: students, faculty, staff

Feb. 14 | Self-Defense | 6:30 – 8:00 PM | Fitz Hall Room 195
Audience: students, faculty, staff

Mar. 9 | Emergency Preparedness & Active Shooter | 4:30 – 6:00 PM | Fitz Hall Room 195
Audience: students, faculty, staff

Mar. 9 | Self-Defense | 6:30 – 8:00 PM | Fitz Hall Room 195
Audience: students, faculty, staff

To register, call Public Safety at 937-229-2121