The University of Missouri Police Department offers free training to our campus community. Training includes how to survive an active shooter incident, a variety of self-defense courses, and First on Scene (citizens' first responder) Training. We welcome you to check out the "Surviving An Active Shooter" video as well as our training and programs below.
Citizens' Response to Active Threats (C.R.A.T.)
This course is based on Greg Crane's ALiCE ® program and the FBI's Run, Hide, Fight ® Program. It takes a comprehensive approach to dealing with active shooter/violent intruder incidents that may occur in the workplace, school, or public settings. Participants are taught to use integrated strategies incorporating Environmental Design, Technology & Communication, Law Enforcement Response, and most importantly, ACTION by those in immediate danger because they are the REAL First Responders. Students will learn how to react and respond to violent intruders by taking an active role in their own survival.
This free class is taught in two formats:
Classroom Only (1.5-2 hours)
Classroom with hands-on practical block (3-4 hours).
This class is offered:
In its full 3-4 hour format at least once a semester at the University Police Department. Click here to see course schedule and register.
To groups with at least fifteen interested parties at a campus location of your choice. Interested parties can choose which of the above formats best suits their needs. Due to the high demand for this course, we can only accommodate requests from groups affiliated with the University of Missouri. To request a course for your group, contact Sergeant Jennifer Perry via phone or email.
We offer a variety of self-defense programs free of charge. Our instructors are certified through R.A.D. Systems, the ALiCE Training Institute, and Krav Maga Worldwide. Due to differing dynamics in attacks on men versus women, our basic self-defense programs are offered in a gender-specific* format. Please note: Basic courses are pre-requisites to some of our more advanced courses. *Gender-specific courses welcome all who identify as the gender for which the course was designed.
Our women's courses include Basic RAD(Rape Aggression Defense), Advanced RAD, and Aerosol/Keychain. Basic RAD is one of our most popular courses. For more information regarding these courses, see our R.A.D. page.
R.A.D. for Men
Resisting Aggression with Defense, AKA RAD for Men, is designed to empower men to make different decisions when confronted with aggressive behavior. This is the first step toward reducing aggression and violence for men and their loved ones. The basic program is twelve hours in length. Instructors will provide attendees with information, tactics, and considerations which may be useful for various types of confrontational encounters perpetrated against men. Attendees will learn physical self-defense techniques while also increasing awareness of aggressive behavior and implementing bystander intervention. Click here to see course schedule and register.
NON GENDER-SPECIFIC PROGRAMS
Weapons Defense is a nine hour course designed to teach students how to handle confrontations where the assailant is armed with a handgun or edged weapon. Students will learn how firearms operate and how to keep them from firing. Students will also learn weapons disarm techniques. Discussion will be held regarding the legal and overall safety issues involved in disarming an assailant. Please note this is a coed course.Basic RAD is a prerequisite for this course.
Personal Safety Presentation
Don't want to spend more than an hour learning about safety? You may be interested in a safety presentation conducted by our Crime Prevention Officer. Appropriate for anyone, this program develops awareness and promotes safe living by reducing the opportunity for an attacker. This hour-long program focuses on tips and techniques to avoid an attack. The attack you will always win is the one with which you are never involved. Request Program
First on the Scene Training
This hour-long, hands-on course was designed to provide faculty, staff and students the basic skills to intervene positively when they see or come across a person who has suffered physical trauma. Knowing what to do in the first few minutes while waiting on professional medical response can save lives. Participants will learn basic first aid techniques, what comprises a good first aid kit, and how to engage the emergency response system, survey the scene for hazards, and determine intervention techniques. Due to the high demand for this course, we can only accommodate requests from groups affiliated with the University of Missouri. Individuals requesting this course must have at least 15 participants, a room large enough to conduct practical exercises, and a multi-media projector or similar device for displaying the presentation. For more information or if you have questions, contact Emergency Management Coordinator Eric Evans at the below phone or email. To request a course, click here.