UT Arlington
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Programs and Services

For Your Safety

UT Arlington offers the following programs and services for your safety and security. For more information or to schedule a program, visit uta.edu/police or contact the University’s crime prevention officer at 817-272-3902 or preventcrime@uta.edu.

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ALCOHOL.EDU

This interactive online course is aimed at providing college students with information and awareness to prevent alcohol abuse. Students new to the University are required to take this course.

Campus Crime Watch

Modeled after the nationwide Neighborhood Crime Watch, this program promotes on campus community awareness about crime and how to prevent and report it.

Campus Maintenance

The Police Department, Environmental Health and Safety Office, and the Physical Plant are watchful for safety and security considerations in campus maintenance. Campus facilities are inspected regularly so repairs affecting safety can be made.

Crime Bulletin

Should a serious crime against a person or people happen on campus, the Police Department sends out prompt notification to student and faculty University email addresses.

The Great Escape

Rather than a standard fire drill, the Great Escape is a vivid simulation and training session on how to survive in the event of a fire.

Night Walk

Every year, Student Congress hosts a Night Walk. During the outing, the crime prevention officer and student representatives walk the campus and make suggestions on lighting and other areas of concern.

Office Security

This organized effort, which includes meetings, security surveys, and informational programs, is designed to reduce or remove crime in the workplace.

Ongoing Safety Education

The University’s crime prevention officer provides additional safety education and awareness programs centered on fraud prevention, auto theft and robbery prevention, personal safety, and traffic safety.

Operation ID

This program identifies valuables, including textbooks and bicycles, in order to deter theft and aid in the recovery of stolen property. Engravers are available at each residence hall office and records of the engravings are kept at both the office and the Police Department.

Orientation Programs

The crime prevention officer or a qualified assistant staffs information tables during Parent & Family Weekend and freshman orientation to inform parents and first-year students about University safety measures.

Rape Aggression Defense

The Rape Aggression Defense program (R.A.D.) is a program of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques developed for women. The R.A.D. System is a comprehensive, women-only course that teaches awareness, prevention, and risk reduction and avoidance, while progressing on to the basics of hands-on self-defense training.

Security Surveys

The University conducts security surveys of offices and buildings upon request to identify vulnerabilities in access, security, and property control, and to make recommendations for addressing those vulnerabilities.

Silent Witness

This program allows anyone who has witnessed a crime to report the event anonymously. It should not be used to report emergencies or imminent threats.

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