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Community Engagement Unit

Illinois State University Police's Community Engagement Unit began in 2019 with a primary focus to engage and educate the campus community. Consisting of one sergeant, two officers, and Pawfficer Sage, this unit is available to deliver a variety of free programs and can be requested by filling out this form.

Programs Offered

Personal Safety & Awareness

This presentation, timed at one hour, gives participants an overview of crime on campus, including the types and potential causes. Additionally, participants will learn about things such as the blue lights on campus, when to call the police, and the safety resources on campus. This presentation is delivered in lecture format.

Campus Violence: Prevention and Preparation

This presentation, timed at one hour, gives participants the opportunity to listen and learn. This presentation starts with a discussion of ISU's active aggressor initiative, Run-Hide-Fight. Additionally, participants will learn more about threats and active aggressors. This training cumulates with a hands-on activity where participants will have the opportunity to practice what they learned.

The Law and You (Sponsored by Allstate)

This 75 minute presentation offers participants the opportunity to learn about the law, specifically when it comes to dealing with law enforcement. Participants will learn about the different types of police encounters and your rights in each. Participants will also learn about traffic stop procedures and what police officers can and cannot do during them. This presentation is delivered in lecture format.

Identify Theft Awareness

This 30 minute presentation teaches participants about the common tricks that individuals use to steal other people's identities.  Participants will also learn how to better protect themselves from identity theft. This presentation is delivered in lecture format.

Alcohol and DUI Awareness

This 60 minute presentation teaches participants about the negative consequences of significant alcohol consumption. This includes topics such as the alcohol content of popular drinks and clues to look for in someone who may have had too much to drink. This presentation can be given in lecture format or can be hands-on, such as having participants use drunk goggles. 

Drugs of Abuse and Misuse

This 30 minute presentation teaches participants about the various illegal drugs and the typical side effects and dangers of using them. This presentation is delivered in lecture format.

BirdWatch

This 30 minute presentation addresses topics such as crime reporting, dealing with hostile people and other threats, and being a good Redbird. Participants will also learn about the various campus safety measures and initiatives that are currently in place. This presentation is delivered in lecture format.

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