On Wednesday February 26th UTPD and Student Government will be hosting a safety event between 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. in the Student Union, 2592. We will entice you to check out the event with the offer of pizza and the opportunity to win prizes. I will be there to briefly discuss the ways UT Police communicates with students during both emergencies and non-emergencies, encourage students to take advantage of safety technology available to UT students like the smart phone app Lifeline Response EDU and answer questions and take suggestions about safety.
After pizza and my brief remarks, UTPD is offering students two fantastic training options; ALICE and Healthy Boundaries. ALICE stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate, and will help you survive a shooting or violent incident. ALICE will open your eyes to options you may have never considered in a life or death situation. It’s training that transfers to any environment and will stay with you well after college. Sergeant Doug Perry will instruct ALICE.
The most common form of violence is not random violence, but violence found within context of personal and romantic relationships. Healthy boundaries helps students learn healthy relationship skills, providing mutual balance and growth within a relationship and constructive ways to deal with conflict. Healthy Boundaries training is lead by Lt. Tressa Johnson, also a certified counselor.
Prior to the event, I will be conducting a Twitter safety chat from 6-7 p.m. Follow UTPD on Twitter at @UToledoPD, and LifeLine Response EDU at @LLResponse and participate with the hashtag #UTSafetyChat to join the conversation.
Participate in the Twitter chat at http://utole.do/safetychat or with the Twitter website or app.
Look forward to seeing you Wednesday night.