All new students attend orientation. UTC Police Officers can present information on campus crime statistics and crime prevention tips. At the beginning of each fall semester, the residence halls distribute handouts on crime prevention surrounding burglary and general safety information.
Student groups may invite Police Officers to speak on various crime and safety-related issues. Crime prevention programs are available on campus crime, sexual assault, alcohol and drug awareness, scam awareness, self-defense, walking safety, and bicycle security.
The Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) course is sponsored by UTC Police to “develop and enhance the options of self-defense, so they may become viable considerations to the woman who is attacked." RAD courses are held throughout the year and provide women on campus and in the surrounding community a chance to develop awareness and risk reduction strategies along with physical defense techniques.
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Police Department offers resources to combat Elder Abuse as part of the Crime Prevention Program. Abuse of the elderly and vulnerable adults is against the law, and Tennessee is a mandatory reporting state. If you see abuse or suspect that an adult is being abused, neglected, or exploited, you must report it.
Elder Abuse is a violation of human rights and a significant cause of illness, injury, loss of productivity, isolation, and despair. -World Health Organization
Resources to meet victim avoidance from crimes related to Assault, Robbery, Fraud, and Elder Victim Crimes can be coordinated upon request through our dispatch, 423-425-4357.
To report the abuse, neglect, or exploitation of an older person, contact the TN Dept. of Human Services Adult Protective Services:
New faculty and staff attend an orientation at which campus crime statistics and crime prevention are discussed. Crime prevention information and handouts are part of all Employee Resource Fairs, which are held three to four times a year. Employee groups may request university police officers to give presentations on safety similar to the presentation available to students.
For further information on current Crime Prevention Programs, please contact Sergeant E.D McPherson at 423-425-4357.
We are always open to hear community members ideas in efforts to prevent crime.
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