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Training Courses

Saint Louis University's Department of Public Safety  offers multiple crime prevention and emergency preparedness courses to the SLU community. These courses are all taught by officers who have attended specialized training to become certified instructors over the subject matter.

Our department’s goal with each course is to raise awareness, provide information and help develop skills on how to keep themselves and those around them safe.

Interested in registering for a course? Contact us

A DPS officer conducting CPR training
 

Our Courses 

Campus Safety Presentation

 DPS provides a safety presentation to help SLU community members better understand our department, the services we offer and basic safety tips to help you navigate our campus.

 Upon request, DPS will hold training sessions that consist of a PowerPoint presentation and a Q&A session. These training sessions are offered to departments, organizations, clubs and any other groups within the SLU community. The instructors of this course will not only go over our basic safety tips, but will also help provide information that would be applicable towards the group they are teaching.

Fire Extinguisher Training

Upon request, Public Safety will set up a training class where the St. Louis Fire Department teaches and demonstrates for the class on how to properly operate a fire extinguisher. The fire department will the allow each participant to operate the fire extinguisher.

 

Rape Aggression Defense System (R.A.D.)

R.A.D. is a program created for women that teaches realistic, self-defense tactics and techniques. This 12-hour course covers awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance while progressing to the basics of hands-on defense training.

This course is dedicated to teaching women defensive concepts and techniques against various types of assault by using easy, effective and proven self-defense tactics. R.A.D. is taught by certified instructors and offered free of charge by the department.

Instructors

Sergeant Johsiey Litherland
johsiey.litherland@slu.edu

Officer Jonathan Young
jonathan.young@slu.edu

Community Engagement Officer Joshua Johnson
 joshua.m.johnson@slu.edu

Officer Air’Shay Lampkin
airshay.lampkin@slu.edu

Officer Lavonda Tucker-Jackson
lavonda.tuckerjackson@slu.edu

 

Defense and Personal Safety (D.P.S. with DPS)

D.P.S. is a basic self-defense course that was created and is taught by DPS officers. The program was designed as a basic self-defense course and requires no previous experience in self-defense training. This three-hour long course will teach participants different techniques of blocking, striking, and various other hand-to-hand combat tactics.

Instructors

Sergeant Johsiey Litherland
johsiey.litherland@slu.edu

Officer Jonathan Young
jonathan.young@slu.edu

Community Engagement Officer Joshua Johnson
 joshua.m.johnson@slu.edu

 


CPR-AED Training

Be prepared by learning how to save lives and handle emergencies by attending the CPR/AED/First Aid course. This program was created by the American Heart Association, and is taught on the SLU campus by certified and experienced DPS instructors. This hands-on class is four hours long, and upon completion of the class each participant receives a CPR certification card.

This class costs $10 and is limited to six class participants at a time to allow for the best possible hands-on experience.

Instructors

Administrative Officer Alex Calza
alex.calza@slu.edu

Community Engagement Officer Joshua Johnson
joshua.m.johnson@slu.edu

 

Active Shooter Training

This course, known as ALICE Active Shooter Response Training, was created to prepare people on how to respond in an active shooter situation. The training is taught by certified instructors who focus on empowering people to make good survival decisions should an attack occur.

ALICE Training Acronym and Response Protocol

  • Alert: This is your first notification of danger.
  • Lockdown: Barricade the room. Prepare to evacuate or counter if needed.
  • Inform: Communicate the violent intruder’s location and direction in real time.
  • Counter: Create noise, movement, distance and distraction to reduce the shooter’s ability to shoot accurately. Counter is not fighting.
  • Evacuate: When safe to do so, remove yourself from the danger zone.

Instructors

Administrative Officer Alex Calza
alex.calza@slu.edu

 

Officer Zach Bernard
zach.bernard@slu.edu