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Crime Prevention

Crime Prevention Programs

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A variety of programs are offered by Police and Parking Services continually throughout the year and upon specific request. During new freshman orientation and transfer days, parents are informed of services offered to the students by multiple departments including but not limited to Residence Life, Student Affairs, The Women's Center, Counseling and Student Health Care. Often, a program is designed to respond to a specific problem or request and is generally handled through the Crime Prevention Officer serving as a resource to the UNK community for addressing issues of safety and prevention. For additional information, please contact (308) 865-8517. The following crime prevention programs and projects are offered by Police and Parking Services.

Basic Self Defense – Police and Parking Services offers free training to the men and women who are attacked. Participants will learn hands on techniques as well as partake in classroom discussions.

Sexual Assault Prevention– This program offers objectives of what is a sexual assault, effects of a sexual assault, preservation of evidence, and prevention. This class will educate participants on the dangers and the realities of sexual assaults among college age students.

Operation ID – This program teaches ways to protect property from theft and vandalism. During the course an engraving tool is available to individuals to mark valuables. This nationally recognized identification procedure has been shown to facilitate the recovery of stolen items. Police and Parking Services provides a handout to assist in keeping a record of serial numbers and other information of valuable items kept on campus to aid identification and recovery. The engraver is maintained by Police and Parking Services and may be checked out for individual use at the Parking Office in the General Services Building.

Work Place Violence – Informational workshop on work place violence. Recognizing and reporting signs indicating a potentially violent co-worker, employee or student. Developing codes within your office regarding potentially dangerous subjects and tips on de-escalating volatile situations. Referral systems for help with students and co-workers.

Active Shooter- During any given month or year, the reality of an active shooter will strike somewhere. If that somewhere is where you are you'll need the proper mindset and tools to react with purpose to maximize your chance of survival. This course will assist you in getting that mindset. Instructors will discuss what options an individual has in those fleeting moments, what university policy and procedures are in place, and what options individuals have to help prevent such incidents.

Stalking in the Digital Age– Participants will learn the dangers of using the Internet and social media. Also ways to maintain their safety while on campus.

Buddy System – Thursday through Saturday from 11:00 pm to 2:00 am, students who live on campus can receive a free ride home. Individuals may call the Kearney Cab Company at (308) 234-6725 and receive a free cab ride back to campus property. The student will need to show the cab driver their UNK ID to verify they are a UNK student. This program is run in conjunction with the Kearney Cab Company.

Emergency Telephones - Exterior emergency phones that link directly to the 911 system are located in the following areas throughout the university; west of the West Center Building along the sidewalk, north of the West Center Building along the sidewalk, north of the College of Education Building along the sidewalk directly outside of the main north doors to the building, northeast of Foster Field just off of lot 5 along the sidewalk, on the northeast wall of the Nebraska Student Union, northeast of the Library on the sidewalk between MSAB, Copeland Hall and the Library, along the sidewalk between A.O. Thomas and the Library and in the southwest corner of lot 8 located on the corner of 26th Street and 8th Avenue, one on the northeast side of lot 12, west of Foster Field and one just south of Foster Field, north of Mantor Hall.

Security Surveys – Upon request, Police and Parking Services will perform a security survey or audit for individual areas or departments.

Grounds and Building Surveys – Safety surveys of the university property are completed by the University Safety Committee bi-annually. The committee notes any safety issues and submits work orders to the Facilities Management Department to be corrected.

Lighting Surveys – Police and Parking Services completes a monthly lighting survey of university property. All non-functioning lights or poorly lit areas are noted and a work order is submitted to the Facilities Management Department to be corrected.