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We offer a number of programs on campus including:

S.A.F.E. (Self-defense Awareness and Familiarization Exchange)
This program is a teaser program for the R.A.D. women's self-defense program. The topics of self-defense and sexual assault are discussed with some brief hands-on physical self-defense techniques introduced. 

Plain Clothes, Plain Talk
This program is offered in the Residence Halls and to other student groups to promote discussion between students and our department. Crime prevention as well as safety and residence hall security information is disseminated during these sessions.

Operation Identification
This program has been designed to register student and college property with an engraved identification number. This is a nation wide security program that helps return recovered stolen property to the rightful owner. Ask your RA or call our department for more information.

Identity Theft
Identity theft is the fastest growing crime in the world. It is a crime which could take a very long time to recover from. With the increasing crime of identity theft, the public should be educated in ways to avoid and combat this insidious phenomenon. Another beneficial program for the community.

The Police and the Community...What Every Citizen Should Know
This program allows students to ask candid questions of officers about what their rights are and what to do if they find themselves on the other side of the law. Look for this program in your residence hall.

Sexual Assault/Rape Awareness
With the cooperation of the Residence Life staff, New Student Programs and the Counseling Center, these programs are offered to provide personal safety tips and help educate students on dating violence. Health and crisis counseling services are available from all of the aforementioned resources.

University Police Mountain Bike Patrol
This service travels throughout all areas of the campus via mountain bike. This has increased campus security in that officers are able to patrol the athletic fields and other remote locations that are not accessible by traditional vehicles.

Police Ride-a-Long
Members of the campus community can put in a request to ride in a patrol car with an officer while he is on duty. See what a day in the life of a University Police officer is like. Requests are granted on an individual basis and subject to the approval of the Chief of Police. 

 The Drunkbusters Program
This program allows its participants to wear goggles which simulate intoxication and blurred vision. Participants attempt to "walk the line" and are taken through a variety of other DWI tests that might occur on a DWI traffic stop. Participants are also informed of alcohol and its dangers and the DWI laws of the State of New York.


 RAD program photo

Officer Johnny Coxum facilitates the Drunkbusters program at the New Paltz Middle School for more than 100 eight-graders.