The University of Missouri Police Department offers free training to our campus community. Training includes how to survive an active shooter incident and a variety of self-defense courses. 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 Department of Homeland Security'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:
  1. Classroom Only (1.5-2 hours)
  2. Classroom with hands-on practical block (3-4 hours).

This class is offered:
  1. 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.
  2. 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 our Crime Prevention Unit via phone or email.  Note:  Requests for courses need to be made at least two weeks in advance.

MU Police Crime Prevention
Phone: 573-884-7809


Self-Defense Programs

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.



R.A.D. Courses

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.



Men's Self-Defense 

This course is designed to provide participants with information, tactics, and considerations which may be useful for various types of confrontational encounters perpetrated against men.  The program is approximately 13 hours in length. Attendees will learn de-escalation and physical self-defense techniques while also increasing awareness of aggressive behavior and ways to implement bystander intervention. Click here to see course schedule and register.



General Safety Overview

If you cannot commit the time for a full self-defense course, you may be interested in this 1.5 hour General Safety Overview.  Appropriate for anyone, this program develops awareness and promotes safe living by reducing the opportunity for an attacker.  Participants in this program will learn safety tips and techniques designed to reduce risks in their everyday lives and increase situational awareness.  Request Program
Car Care Clinic

This program teaches participants how to perform basic emergency maintenance such as changing a flat tire and jump starting a vehicle. Instructors will also cover the tools everyone should have handy in their vehicles to make these processes go smoothly. Time permitting, participants will also learn about some of the systems in the vehicle (electrical, fuel, brakes, etc.) and how to troubleshoot issues prior to taking the vehicle to a mechanic. Although not a requirement, participants are encouraged to bring their own vehicle so they will become more familiar with what they drive on a regular basis.   Register Here

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© — Curators of the University of Missouri. All rights reserved. DMCA and other copyright information. An equal opportunity/access/affirmative action/pro-disabled and veteran employer. Published by MU Operations.