The CWRU Division of Public Safety provides for the safety and security of the students, faculty, staff, and visitors of the university. One of the tools used to accomplish this mission is the use of the community or neighborhood policing philosophy. This is based on the idea that community interaction is a key part of a police officer’s job, as these encounters help build transparency and trust.
The Division’s Community Engagement Unit strives to bridge the gap between the police department and the campus community. With a service-oriented approach, their focus is on outreach through education and positive encounters. The team members include Captain Adam Gilmore, Lieutenant Rodney Jordan, Lieutenant Geoff Zevnik, Officer Shruthi Anderson, and Officer Paul Barens.
The Community Engagement Unit hosts the following programs:
- Rape Aggression Defense (RAD)
- Run. Hide. Fight. (active aggressor training)
- Safety 101
- Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED)
- Many other programs and outreach initiatives.
If you would like more information about the Community Engagement Unit, or have questions about class offerings, email firstname.lastname@example.org.