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Safety Resources


Escort Service

The Escort Service is designed to enhance your safety on campus if you find yourself walking alone and feel uncomfortable about it. The primary goal is to enable you to travel from point to point on campus with a greater sense of security.

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R.A.D. Rape Aggression Defense System

This highly intense self-defense course is offered two times during most semesters to students and community members. It is a 12-hour class that runs over the course of two weeks in four three hour sessions.  You must be able to attend all four scheduled dates.

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Sexual Assault and Violence Resources

Information and guidance for keeping our campus community safe, as well as resources for those who need to seek support or report a crime.

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Domestic Partner Violence: Understanding and Prevention

The Domestic Partner Violence program was developed by the University Police Department to help students define, identify, and hopefully prevent domestic violence.

The course is designed to familiarize students with the warning signs of an abusive partner and the cycle of abuse through an interactive presentation and discussion. The course will also discuss the importance of abuser accountability and highlight the role of law enforcement, the university, and other resource groups that can provide assistance to the survivor.

Course Length: 1.5 hrs


Drug Awareness Training

The Drug Awareness Program was developed by University Police to educate the public and deter the use of dangerous drugs. The program consists of a Power Point presentation, drug display, and class discussion. This program will also provide information about resources to help fight drug abuse and some current life-saving abilities UPD deploys to fight opioid overdose.

Course length: 1 hour


Safety and Crime Prevention Awareness

This training is meant to inform participants about practices and strategies that may reduce their risk of the loss of personal property and the threats of harm to their personal safety.

Course length: 1 hr. 15 mins.


"Crisis on Campus: Shots Fired."

This video-based class consists of an eight-minute training video written, produced, directed, and starring SUNY New Paltz students. It walks the student through a simulated intrusion event on the SUNY New Paltz Campus involving a weapon and shots fired. The video, followed by a round-table discussion, focuses on important safety tips along with "dos" and "don'ts" when encountering an active shooter event.

Course length: 1 hour



The Drunkbusters program is designed to inform participants about the effects and dangers of alcohol. Participants learn about the laws, rules, and regulations regarding alcohol possession and usage as well as the laws, seriousness, and consequences of driving while intoxicated. Participants also don the “impaired vision” goggles and attempt to “walk the line,” which simulates walking a straight line with impaired vision. Fun, interactive, and informative.

Course length: 1.5 hours


Police Trivia Training Program

This discussion-based program was developed by University Police to educate students in a variety of New York State laws and Student Handbook policies. The course is specifically designed to test students' knowledge while promoting the discussion of a variety of college-specific topics. The Program consists of a Power Point presentation with a mix of trivia (multiple choice-style questions).

Course length: 1 hour


On-Line Safety and You

The Online Safety Program was developed by the University Police Department to help educate the community about common internet pitfalls, including recent scam activity, the impact of social media, and the possible consequences of various online actives both personally and professionally. The program consists of an interactive discussion and PowerPoint presentation. 

Course Length: 1 hr 

Safety Videos

Heroin Overdose Prevention

Don't die. Don't let a friend die. Watch this video on heroin overdose prevention.


Campus Safety at SUNY New Paltz

Campus Safety at SUNY New Paltz stars Jimmy, a fictional college-age criminal who poses as a student. Demonstrating how easy it is to take advantage of students’ security lapses, Jimmy steals students’ property, gains access to their personal information, and jeopardizes their safety. Follow the escapades of Jimmy and watch his ultimate demise!


Responding to an Active Shooter

(for more information, please visit our Responding to an Active Shooter page)