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Awareness Programs and Presentations

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Public Safety & U Campus Workshops

The Public Safety & U workplace safety program was developed by Drexel’s Department of Public Safety to highlight the importance of workplace safety. This program can be customized to the specific needs of an administrative department or academic college or school, to address unique security challenges and identify solutions. If interested in organizing a workshop session, please contact the Department of Public Safety at 215.895.1550.

Posters about Unattended Theft

Safeguard Your Valuables

Did you Know?

  • Theft comprises over 80% of the total crime reported within the Drexel patrol zone.
  • 70% of non-retail thefts are atributed to unattended or improperly secured items.

Serious consequences are associated with theft of personal items. Besides the loss of personal property, theft is also inconvenient and may result in the loss of possessions that are of substantial emotional and professional significance.

Unattended and improperly secured items put you at greater risk of theft, which can result in:

  • Identify theft
  • Loss of irreplaceable photos
  • Loss of all of your phone contact numbers
  • Loss of important work, such as a thesis or research analysis

Safeguard Your Valuables is an ongoing public safety awareness program, launched in collaboration with the Undergraduate Student Government Association (USGA) and Student Life, to further promote the idea that safety and security is a shared responsibility.

Embrace the idea that safety and security is a shared responsibility and take the following simple, yet important, steps to keep your personal items safe:

  • Always Lock your doors
  • Keep your laptop and personal items with you at all times
  • Secure your bike with a U-Lock
  • Remove personal and electronic items from vehicles that are in plain view
  • Report Suspicious Activity to Drexel Police by calling 215-895-2222 from any campus phone

Before you walk away from your property... stop, think and secure.

Bike and Computer Registration Program

All students, faculty and professional staff are encouraged to register their bikes with Drexel's Department of Public Safety. The goals of this program are to heighten awareness in the University community, deter would-be thieves and provide law enforcement with valuable crime-solving information. Your bike must have a visible serial number to be registered. Computers/laptops may also be registered if they have a visible serial number.

This free program takes only a few minutes to complete and includes:

  • Documentation of bike description, serial number and owner information;
  • Engraving your bike with a registration number;
  • A registration program sticker applied to your bike; and
  • An information booklet.

Registration can be completed at Drexel Police Headquarters at 3219 Arch Street. For more information, call 215.895.1550.

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Rape Aggression Defense Program (RAD)

RAD (Rape Aggression Defense Program) is a comprehensive course for women that begins with the fundamentals of awareness, prevention, risk reduction, and avoidance, and progresses to basics of hands-on self-defense training. RAD is not a martial arts program. The course is taught by certified RAD instructors and includes a workbook/reference manual that outlines the entire Physical Defense Program for continued personal growth.

Safety Tip Cards

Drexel Public Safety has developed a series of Safety Tip Cards specifically designed to address the concerns of the Drexel Community. Tip Cards are available at:

  • 118 North 34th Street
  • 3201 Arch Street, Suite 350
  • Queen Lane Campus Security Desk
  • Stiles Hall (325 N. 15th Street)
  • Bellet Building Lobby (15th and Race Streets)