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Campus Safety

Class Offerings

The Department of Campus Safety offers a variety of opportunities for the DU community to educate themselves about safety related issues.  All classes listed below are FREE of charge and are open to all current students, staff and faculty of the university.  Self-defense classes (R.A.D. and Intro. to Self Defense) are open to unaffiliated community members as well.  In addition to these classes, we are always able to put together custom safety presentations for groups.  To discuss a custom class, please contact us.

Active Shooter Response

1 hour - Participants will learn concerning behaviors exhibited by potential shooters, what to do during an active shooter incident, and what the University and City response will be. Includes demonstration with simulated firearms.

This class is scheduled on demand.  Please email our training coordinator to schedule.

CPR/AED Training

Participants will be trained in adult, child, and infant CPR, choking response, and use of an Automated External Defibrillator. Certifications are through the American Heart Association and last 2 years. Staff and Faculty may sign up for this course in the training section of the employee tab on PioneerWeb. Students may sign up by using the following link: https://iris.cair.du.edu/trainreg/catalog/catalog.cfm

Intro To Self Defense Class

In response to requests from the community, the Department of Campus Safety now offers free, 90 minute basic self defense classes for students, staff and faculty of all genders.  These courses go over basic self-defense and risk-avoidance techniques.  This class is perfect for community members who cannot dedicate 15 hours to a more intense Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) class but still want to feel prepared to defend themselves if necessary.  Staff and Faculty may sign up for this course in the training section of the employee tab on PioneerWeb.  Students may sign up by using the following link: https://iris.cair.du.edu/trainreg/. Community members without a DU affiliation should contact our R.A.D. Coordinator to register.

R.A.D. (Rape Aggression Defense) for Women

R.A.D. for women has its foundation in education and awareness. The course includes lecture, discussion, and self-defense techniques suitable for women of all ages and abilities. R.A.D. for women classes are typically 12-15 hours in length which can be split up over several days. R.A.D. for women class is usually held once a quarter, but additional classes can be scheduled per request. Students may sign up R.A.D Training at https://iris.cair.du.edu/trainreg/. If you have a group of 5 or more participants and would like to schedule a class for your group, contact our R.A.D. coordinator via e-mail. 

R.A.D. (Resisting Aggression With Defense) for Men

R.A.D. for men stands for "Resisting Aggression with Defense". Participants will have the opportunity to: raise their awareness of aggressive behavior, recognize how aggressive behavior impacts their lives, learn steps to avoid aggressive behavior, consider how they can be part of reducing aggression and violence, and practice hands-on self-defense skills to resist and escape aggressive behavior directed toward them. R.A.D. For Men Classes are typically 10 hours in length which can be split up amongst several days. R.A.D. for men is held for groups of 5 or more upon request. If you have a group of 5 or more participants and would like to schedule a class, contact our R.A.D. coordinator via e-mail. 

Mace In Your Face

45 min – Participants will learn about the legal aspects and medical considerations for carrying and using pepper spray or mace for their own personal safety.  The course includes practice with inert spray canisters. 

This class is scheduled on demand.  Please email our training coordinator to schedule.

Crime Prevention 101

1 hour – Participants will learn about common crimes and actions they can take to mitigate those issues.

This class is scheduled on demand.  Please email our training coordinator to schedule.

Suspicious Package Identification

1 hour - Participants will learn the indicators of a suspicious package and the steps they should take if they encounter one.

This class is scheduled on demand.  Please email our training coordinator to schedule.

Emergency Response Team Training & Certification

2 hours - This is a volunteer program open to all University faculty and staff. Upon joining participants are provided with training in how to respond to basic emergencies and are assigned to their building’s Emergency Response Team. Team Members are given a certificate and identification vest upon completion of initial training.

This class is scheduled on demand.  Please email our training coordinator to schedule.

Countering Violent Extremism

90 minutes – A combination of the Suspicious Package Identification course and Active Shooter Response course.

This class is scheduled on demand.  Please email our training coordinator to schedule.

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