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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.
  • Rape Aggression Defense

    12 hour self defense class. The Rape Aggression Defense System is a program of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques for women. The R.A.D. System is a comprehensive, women-only course that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and risk avoidance, while progressing on to the basics of hands-on defense training. Our courses are taught by nationally certified R.A.D. Instructors and provide each student with a workbook/reference manual.
  • 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

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.