Crime Prevention Presentation Request
Programs and presentations given by UTPD Crime Prevention Unit:
Basic Crime Prevention Presentation: Get Street Smart (1 hour)
Crime prevention tips on how to protect your property and most importantly — yourself. This presentation includes tips on how to prevent theft, auto burglaries, recommended locks to secure your bicycle and gym lockers, personal safety, and personal weapons.
Before & After (1 hour)
Seventy people are killed or injured every day in Texas in alcohol-related crashes. To illustrate the real-life consequences of drinking and driving, the Texas Department of Transportation has developed a powerful DWI-prevention campaign using the true story of Jacqui Saburido, a young woman badly burned in a drunk-driving crash, and Reggie Stephey, the teen driver who caused it.
This program is available for any UT organization or any UT group to check out and present on their own (free of charge for three days).
Binge Drinking with Fatal Vision (1 hour)
Too Much: The Extreme Danger of Binge Drinking
This documentary examines the harrowing and tragic consequences of underage drinkers who do not understand the real risks of out-of-control alcohol abuse.
Fatal Vision is a police run program whose namesake is taken directly from the technology that makes it possible — Fatal Vision Goggles. When Fatal Vision goggles are worn, they allow an individual the opportunity to experience the dangers of impairment from drugs and alcohol without suffering the all-to-real consequences. They have a first-hand account of impairment of driving skills, coordination, and personal judgment.
Drug Program for Resident Assistants (1 hour)
This presentation educates the Resident Assistants (RAs) to identify and recognize illegal/illicit drugs and drug paraphernalia. A controlled marijuana burn is included in this presentation.
Fighting Identity Theft (1hour)
Identity theft is one of the nation's fastest-growing, most expensive criminal enterprises. Every year more than 25,000 Texans report being victims of identity theft with thousands more unaware that their information and bank accounts have been targeted. Identity thieves use stolen information to obtain new credit cards; open checking accounts; make long distance or collect calls; or make purchases on a stolen credit card. Think it can't happen to you? Think again.
Make Your Mark
Theft of personal property is the most common crime in many jurisdictions in America. This is no different for The University of Texas at Austin campus. Theft has been the most predominant crime on the UT campus for decades. To help protect your property, The UTPD recommends you mark your property with your state issued driver’s license number. For years, the UT Police department has loaned out engravers from their police department and through UT Housing and Food dormitory front desks. To take this initiative one step farther, the UT Police Department will bring several engravers to your group for an engraving party. Your group can take time to practice engraving on a piece of metal or a piece of plastic before you Make Your Mark on your own property.
Office Safety (1 hour)
Crime prevention tips on how to protect departmental property, personal property, and most importantly — yourself. This presentation includes tips on how to prevent theft and office burglaries. Safe cash handling techniques are presented. This presentation also addresses how to handle suspicious and/or disruptive people, personal safety, and personal weapons.
Star Cart — DWI Simulation Driving Course (2 hours)
After watching the Before & After video, students have the opportunity to maneuver a golf cart through a designated driving course while wearing Fatal Vision goggles. These goggles alter the vision and can cause some equilibrium issues. The participant has the opportunity to see how alcohol impacts them in real life driving scenarios without suffering the all-to-real consequences.
Travel Safety Program for Students Abroad (1 hour)
Topics discussed: preparing to go, what to bring, safety where you reside, safety in the area, safety on the street, threat assessment, kidnapping, local laws, and preparing for terrorism.
Workplace Violence Presentation (2 hours)
Preventing workplace violence is the responsibility of every organization. Workplace violence prevention starts with understanding warning signs.
In 2005, job-related homicides increased for the first time in six years. Such tragic violence in the workplace seems to come “out of the blue.” Yet, warning signs are present in advance of nearly all episodes of workplace violence — preventing workplace violence would be more certain if only employees knew what to look for.
Most employees don't know how to recognize the simple and clear warning signs that could help in preventing violence in the workplace. Even if they do have concerns, many are uncomfortable with the idea of "telling" on their colleagues. But workplace violence training teaches how to recognize, report, and defuse anger before it turns violent. This is a key component to creating and keeping a safe and harmonious work environment, and can help reinforce an organization’s workplace violence policy.