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Crime Prevention Programs

Austin Peay State University Public Safety Division offers crime prevention and safety related programs to the university community. In addition, programs and information are available to the local and regional communities as part of our outreach initiatives. The following crime prevention and safety programs are available:

  • Personal Safety/ Active Shooter

    Realistic safety tips, overview of self defense devices. Personal safety in and around the vehicle. Also, teaches the "what if" an active shooter is on campus. Are you prepared? What will you do?
  • Substance Abuse

    Facts pertaining to alcohol and other drugs.
  • Date Rape Prevention

    awareness, prevention and avoidance are discussed
  • Violence in the Workplace

    discusses how to identify potentially violent behavior, types of violence, how to prevent situations, and how to react.
  • Alcohol Awareness

    Review of associated TN laws dealing with drunk driving, alcohol-related crimes, and alcohol effects. Simulated intoxication demonstration is used.
  • Self Defense Tips and Techniques

    Variety of safety tips provided along with some techniques that can be performed in case of an emergency.
  • Traffic Safety/ Vehicle Safety

    discusses various related topics such as speed enforcement, parking control, signs and markings, pedestrian/motorist responsibilities, seat belt, reporting accidents.
  • Operation ID

    Operation I.D. is a program in which theft prevention is discussed.  A free engraving service is offered as a measure to personalize electronic equipment. Students, faculty, and staff can come into the Campus Police Department and use this service anytime..
  • Identity Theft

    The most victimized group are those between the ages of 19 and 29. It requires an average of 80 hours and more than $1,400 to clear up a simple case of Identity theft if not caught early enough.

* Other programs such as Identity Theft, Computer Mediated Communication and Domestic Violence Awareness are also available upon request. Contact Officer Charyl Ramsey at 931-221-7786 to schedule a program or email at ramseyc@apsu.edu

Emergency Telephones

APSU has emergency telephones located in various areas on campus. If you have an emergency,  press the button on the callbox. This will immediately connect you with a dispatcher who will send the appropriate personnel to your aid.

Security Escort Service 

For the safety and convenience of the campus community, APSU Public Safety provides a security escort service within the confines of the campus.  The security escort service operates 24/7.  To obtain an escort, phone 221-7786.

24-Hour Dispatch

Call 221-7786

On-Campus Emergency

Call 911

Security Escort Service

For the safety and convenience of the campus community, APSU Public Safety provides a security escort service within the confines of the campus.  The security escort service operates 24/7.  To obtain an escort, phone 221-7786.

Motorist Assistance Program

Need a jump start? Out of gas? Need water for your vehicle? Need a tow? The Motorist Assistance Program (MAP) can come to your rescue.

The Public Safety Division provides a variety of services to assist motorist at Austin Peay. Public Safety provides this service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

MAP Services

  • Jump Start: Provided to those vehicles with a “dead” or weak battery.
  • Gas: An officer will provide a gas can and transportation to a service station so you may obtain gasoline for your vehicle
  • Water provided for a vehicle which has overheated.
  • Wrecker: Should you have difficulty and need a wrecker we will contact the service of your choice and wait with you until your tow arrives.