Crime Prevention Class taught by Sgt. Cortazzo

Crime Prevention Class taught by Sgt. Cortazzo

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Crime Prevention Unit

The Duquesne University Department of Public Safety offers a variety of ongoing programs designed to educate and sensitize members of the community to crime prevention and safety issues, particularly the recognition and appraisal of a crime risk and the most effective protective measures. These are offered for Residence Hall groups, new student orientations, student interest groups and employee training programs.

The mission of the Crime Prevention Unit is to reduce the incidence of crimes against persons and property on the Duquesne University campus through public education. In an effort to promote community awareness, it is the desire of the Department of Public Safety to establish a working relationship with the Duquesne University community. We hope to accomplish this through making public education programs available to students, faculty and staff.  The following programs are offered.  Please find a description of each program in the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report.  Any individual or group interested in attending or scheduling a program is invited to contact Captain Speer at 412.396.4935 or speer@duq.edu

  • Workplace Violence
  • Personal Safety and Self-Protection
  • Rape Awareness and Prevention
  • Drug and Alcohol Abuse Awareness
  • Rape Aggression Defense System (RAD)
  • Self-Defense Awareness and Familiarization Exchange Program (SAFE)
  • Traveling Alone Safety
  • Street Smarts
  • Operation Identification
  • First Aid/CPR/AED
  • Vacation Safety
  • Child Safety & Child Safety Seat Inspection
  • Relationship Violence