a crime prevention course that provides an introduction to self
defense techniques. SAFE presentations are taught only by certified
instructors and cover general awareness and familiarization on crime
prevention and self defense issues.
a two-hour class that is designed to be presented to small-to-medium
sized groups. The class includes an introduction, short film, training
materials, discussion and hands-on, physical training. Each participant
also receives a portfolio and additional materials.
have presented to sorority groups; hospice residents and families;
and other UNI groups. The class is taught by a certified UNI Police
Officer and requires a large enough room to allow limited physical
offered only to female participants. This is to provide a safe and
non-intimidating environment for participants. The gender requirement
is the same as the UNI Police RAD classes.
program includes hands-on physical training. The limited course
time allows only basic techniques to be taught, but the goal is
to introduce "the possibility of physical training as an option"
for self defense. The physical training is used to demonstrate techniques,
familiarize the participants with physical force and allow each
person to make an informed decision about their options. This is
not a "self-defense" course but instead an introduction to crime
prevention issues that includes a physical element.
should dress for physical activity. Participants are free to opt-out
of any activities they do not feel comfortable performing.
to RAD Training
program provides an introduction to self defense options for women.
The introductory nature of the class meshes with the UNI Police
RAD classes. RAD is more extensive class that teaches awareness,
avoidance and physical techniques to participants. The two courses
are strongly complementary and attendance at either or both is strongly
Police Officer, SAFE Instructor, RAD