Community involvement is essential to the success of public safety at Drexel. The Department of Public Safety offers crime prevention and awareness programs to help educate students, faculty and professional staff about how to promote a secure and productive environment.
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Your Safety Is Our Goal
Public Safety is offering virtual, interactive, monthly presentations on situational preparedness. Students living in a new city and attending college are susceptible to encountering dangerous situations. Being aware of your surroundings and recognizing situations that are potentially dangerous are key to keeping yourself safe. Although there are some public safety factors that cannot be controlled, there are measures students can take to prevent themselves from being victims of a crime. DPS will provide tips to encourage students to think and act accordingly—not to be scared, but to be prepared. If a student is the victim of a crime, it is vital that they report it promptly to Drexel Police so that the crime can be investigated and Public Safety can connect the student with proper resources.
These presentations are hosted by Drexel Community Relations Officers Kim McClay and Thomas Cirone, and though they are focused on students, they are open to the entire Drexel community. Please complete this short survey to select the presentation you would like to attend.
If you have a community or group you would like us to present to, or would like to propose an alternate presentation time, please contact Officer Tom Cirone at email@example.com or Officer Kim McClay at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule based on your availability.
Public Safety & U (Workplace Safety Program)
The Public Safety & U workplace safety program highlights the importance of workplace safety through workshops and discussions designed to empower and educate members of the Drexel community on how to manage security issues on campus. Campus safety at a large urban university is dependent on many groups working together. This program educates the University community about the resources and roles of Drexel Public Safety, the Drexel University Police Department, and the Public Safety Communications Center. This program relies on interactive audio-visuals, live demonstrations and an open discussion forum to engage participants.
Through face-to-face interaction with public safety officials, this program provides a valuable opportunity to build relationships and encourage collaboration, while tackling important issues such as workplace safety, the challenges associated with an urban environment, and active shooter awareness and education.
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 complete the Request a Presentation Form.
Property Registration Program
All students, faculty and professional staff are encouraged to register their bikes, skateboards, computers, laptops, cell phones and larger headphones with the 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.
This free program takes only a few minutes to complete and includes:
- Documentation of property description, serial number and owner information;
- Engraving your property with a registration number;
- A registration program sticker applied to your property; and
- An information booklet.
Registration can be completed at Drexel Police Headquarters at 3219 Arch Street. For more information, call 215.895.2222.
Self-Awareness for Everyone (SAFE)
Public Safety’s self-protection program, SAFE, aims to give Drexel students, faculty and staff the practical skills, resources and knowledge you can use to increase your personal safety and protect yourself in an unsafe situation. The program focuses on your mindset, self-awareness, techniques that could assist in the event of a physical assault, and information on how and to whom you should report incidents and any safety concerns.
About the Instructors
Instructors are comprised of a group of personnel from different parts of the University, including the police department, public safety, and other departments. They undergo a rigorous training course with emphasis on learning the techniques taught in this class. Most of the techniques were influenced by several forms of martial arts such as: Tang Soo Do, Muay Thai and Jiu Jitsu, with emphasis on gross motor-skill movements.
Classes are currently being scheduled by request for either individuals or groups. To schedule a session, please contact Linda Moran at email@example.com for more information.