Crime Prevention

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UPD offers two types of self-defense training classes free of charge: 

  • R.A.D. Systems of Self Defense for Women

A 10-hour course taught over several sessions. For details and registration, contact Lt. Yong Bacon at [email protected] or 434-243-1731.

  • Basic Self-Defense Course 

A one-hour course offered throughout the year. Popular in first-year dorms. Interested first-year students should ask their resident advisor to set up a class for their hall. Other students should contact Lt. Yong Bacon at [email protected] or 434-243-1731.



Educational seminars are available to both students and staff members of the University. While most programs are presented at the request of the individual or organization, there are certain programs scheduled in advance by the police department that are open to the community. Seminars are available on the following safety and security topics: General safety and security, alcohol awareness, illegal drugs, hazing, sexual assault prevention, and self defense.


This program consists of crime prevention officers performing evaluations of buildings or areas and providing recommendations for the improvement of security in those locations. These surveys are provided on request.