Community Education

LUPD offers safety awareness programs to students, staff and faculty throughout the school year. Have a presenter come to your next organization or department meeting or watch for a schedule of upcoming programs.


Alcohol Awareness
This series of programs deals with understanding the true facts about college drinking culture, methods of reducing harm and maximizing success and some pitfalls of high risk drinking. Hands on interactive activities are combined with informational presentations to help students understand the impact of alcohol on academic and personal success.

ALICE prepares participates to survive an active shooter event by analyzing previous active shooter events to understand the best tactics for survival. The program can include live action scenarios in which participants practice techniques in realistic situations. The training in conducted by Lewis University Police Officers who are certified as ALICE instructors.

Concealed Carry
Provided by a Lewis University Police Officer certified as an Illinois Concealed Carry Instructor, this program in meant to provide useful information to the members of the campus community regarding the Illinois Concealed Carry Act and how it affects college campuses. This is not a class for persons seeking an Illinois Concealed Carry License.

Conflict Management
The purpose of this presentation is to provide participants with the knowledge to recognize causes of conflict, how to facilitate resolution of conflict and how to manage relationships once the conflict has been resolved.

Domestic Violence
This presentation is intended to give a basic understanding of the dynamics of domestic abuse while also providing an overview on dating and domestic violence on college campuses.

Drunk Driving
Drinking and driving endangers the safety of not only the intoxicated motorist and passengers, but also other individuals on the road. This presentation will cover the dangers of driving under the influence of alcohol and other drugs as well as the specific criminal repercussions of a drunk driving arrest.

Fire Safety
This presentation will help participants to understand the risks associated with fire safety on a college campus. The program will also cover what to do during a fire and prevention tips.

This program gives participants a first-hand look at police dog behaviors, the jobs they do, and is designed to portray the skill involved with a K9 team. The presentation is coordinated with the Romeoville Police Department.

The Law and You
This program discusses guidelines for interacting with law enforcement officials and how it pertains specifically to a higher education environment. It will also cover important legislation as it effects law enforcement and campus safety.

Leadership 101
This presentation will teach participants what leadership is, how to identify the traits and skills of an effective leader, and how someone can become an effective leader in life.

LUPD general information
This presentation gives you an introduction to the Lewis University Police and the services that we provide. It will also cover the most common types of problems we have on campus and some tips on how to avoid becoming a crime victim. This program is offered to any organization who wishes to learn more about safety and crime prevention information.

LUPD unplugged forum
This presentation gives participants a chance to “ask a cop” whatever questions they have. As an open form, it gives the public an opportunity to have questions answered by a law enforcement professional. Questions may be submitted anonymously.

The Rape Aggression Defense System is a program of realistic, self-defense tactics and techniques. The R.A.D. System is a comprehensive course for women that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance, while progressing on to the basics of hands-on defense training. R.A.D. is not a Martial Arts program. Our courses are taught by certified R.A.D. Instructors.

The S.A.F.E. program is an initiative to stop violence against teenaged and adult women. Self-defense Awareness & Familiarization Exchange is a 2-hour educational awareness, crime-victim prevention program – encompassing Strategies, Techniques, Options, and Prevention. It helps to provide teenaged & adult women with information that may reduce their risk of exposure to violence and introduces them to the physical aspects of self-defense.

Social media safety
This presentation focuses on how to protect yourself and your family on social media sites.

Women’s Safety
This presentation raises awareness about sexual assault, personal safety and provides useful tips for reducing your chances of becoming a victim of crime.