Crime Prevention Services

It is the desire of St. Edwards University Police Department to protect its community no matter where they are. For this reason the Department offers a wide variety of crime prevention programs to educate our students, staff, and faculty in ways they can prevent themselves from becoming victims of crime. Not all of the crimes covered in our programs occur on our campus. However, our SEU family does leave campus and could be subjected to crimes against persons or property. To help protect and serve we can arrange a variety of crime prevention programs free of charge to any group of students, staff, or faculty. Our Crime Prevention Officer, Alice Gilroy, can help you plan any Crime Prevention program. She also works with Austin Police Department and Travis County  Sheriff’s Department to bring quality programs to St. Edward’s University.

Our programs include, but would not be limited to:

Operation I.D. & Theft Prevention — A University Police Officer would educate students on how to secure their property and offer engraving services for all valuables. Engraving property assists police in identifying the owner of stolen merchandise and in the return of the property. The engraved identification is also an invaluable tool in prosecuting thieves. Check out the bicycle registration and regulations information for more information.

Rape/Assault Defense The Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) System is a program of realistic, self-defense tactics and techniques. It is a 12 hour comprehensive course for women that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance, while progressing on to the basics of hands-on defense training. The courses are taught by certified RAD instructors and provide you with a workbook/reference manual. The RAD Systems is dedicated to teaching women defensive concepts and techniques against various types of assault, by utilizing easy, effective and proven self-defense tactics. This system provides women with the knowledge to make an educated decision about resistance. The 12-hour class is broken down over several days. You must attend each session. Any woman, age 12 and over, can participate. Currently this class if taught by request only for groups. Contact Danielle Donohue for more information: danielld@stedwards or 512-448-8477.

Self Defense-- The Department also offers a four hour self defense course for women.  This class is offered monthly during the Spring and Fall semesters. For more information contact Danielle Donohue at 512-448-8477, or

Alcohol/Drug Awareness — This program would be offered to residence halls and focus on the dangers of binge drinking, driving while intoxicated or impaired, and personal safety issues that arise when intoxicated. What is a drink?

Remember, all of our services are free to students, faculty and staff as long as you are on campus. If you need any of these services please contact us at 512-448-8477 or campus extension 8477, or TTY 512-233-1444 (hearing impaired). Ask for Officer Alice Gilroy, x1439.