The University Police Department is proud to offer many programs to the college and surrounding communities. Here are some examples:

  • Adopt-a-Cop (pdf) Dorm Assignments - Each officer here at UPD has been "adopted" by specific dorms. Please feel free to reach out to the officer that oversees your dorm with any questions, concerns, or program requests.
  • Child Safety Seat Checks - Our technicians are available to assist those on campus as well as the surrounding communities. If you would like to schedule an appointment for a car seat check, please call our office at 607-587-3999 or send an email to and one of our certified technicians will set up a time to meet with you.
  • Coffee with a Cop
  • CPR/AED/First Aid certification - Certification is done through the American Heart Association
  • Drug Awareness Presentations
  • Impairment Awareness (fatal vision goggles)
  • Lock Out Programs
  • Personal Safety/RAD - The RAD System is a program of realistic, self-defense tactics and techniques. A comprehensive course for women that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance while progressing on to the basics of hands-on defense training. RAD is not a Martial Arts program. Our courses are nine to twelve hours long, taught by certified RAD instructors, and provide you with a workbook/reference manual. This manual outlines the entire Physical Defense Program for reference and continuous personal growth. The RAD System of Physical Defense is currently being taught at Alfred State College. The growing, widespread acceptance of this system is primarily due to the ease, simplicity, and effectiveness of our tactics, solid reach, legal defensibility and unique teaching methodology. The Rape Aggression Defense System is dedicated to teaching women defensive concepts and techniques against various types of assault, by utilizing easy, effective and proven self-defense/martial arts tactics. Our system is realistic defense will provide a woman with the knowledge to make an educated decision about resistance. We operate on the premise that a spontaneous violent attack will stimulate a natural desire to resist, on the part of the victim (supported by research). We educate women about "The Flight or Fight Syndrome" while showing them that enhancing their option of physical defense is not only prudent but a necessity if natural resistance is to be effective. Safety and survival in today's world require a definite course of action. The RAD System is an effective option, teaching women to take an active role in their own self-defense and psychological well-being. Please contact University Police if you are interested in learning more about RAD and any upcoming classes.
  • One Love - One Love Foundation is a national non-profit organization with the goal of ending relationship abuse. One Love educates young people about healthy and unhealthy relationships, empowering them to identify and avoid abuse, and learn how to love better. We have multiple officers that are certified to present this training to the community.

If you have an idea for a program that's not listed, feel free to stop by the University Police Department and set up a time to speak to an officer about your ideas. We're eager to hear what you come up with!