Crime Prevention

Program Rationale

GVSU Police Departments top priority is providing you with a safe campus. While Grand Valley State University is a safe campus its important that everyone within our community takes responsibility for there own personal safety. Tragedy provides an unfortunate reminder of the importance of being prepared for disaster to strike. A campus can only be as safe and prepared as the community allows it to be.

Our police department encourages everyone within this environment to be alert, aware and responsible for themselves, others and the community by taking advantage of the educational opportunities regarding safety.

Program Overview

Participants will learn that the proper attitudes and actions can protect you, your belongings, other individuals and the campus by reducing risk and opportunity for unfortunate events to occur. Remember not all emergency situations are the same. It is up to you to take initiative.

Intended Outcomes

  • Participants will learn about crimes that students are frequently victims of while in college.
  • Participants will be introduced to simple preventative measures that they can implement to avoid being a victim of a crime.
  • Participants will be introduced to connecting with police resources in addition to properly report a crime and why.

Common Questions

Q. Is there crime on Grand Valleys Campus?


Q: Could you specifically touch on specific crimes?

Program Themes

Schemes, Scams, and Swindles: - Fraud


Wheres my Underwear: - Property Crime Prevention

Specialized Program: - Crime Prevention