University Police at Old Westbury is proud to offer programming for our community.
Coffee with a Cop
The mission of Coffee with a Cop is to break down the barriers between police officers and the community they serve, building bridges and connections between the University Police and the entire community.
The Hour of Awareness, Empowerment, and Achievement Radio Show
Every Tuesday from 3pm-4pm during the Fall and Spring semesters, tune into SUNY Old Westbury web radio (OWWRNY.org) for the Hour of Awareness, Empowerment, and Achievement radio show. The purpose of the show is promote awareness of various disabilities with our campus communities and neighborhoods. We provide a welcoming, educational, and empowering environment for people to discuss disability awareness. Our goal is to teach about disability acceptance, how to make a difference, advocate, mentor, and prevent harmful stigmas toward those with disabilities in a university and career setting.
Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Awareness events
Every October and April, University Police partners with Safe Center LI, LGBT Network, Student Escape Corner, S.T.A.R., the Counseling Center, and Student Health Services to raise awareness, understand, and prevent incidents of sexual assault and domestic violence.
A fun, interactive, and informative event! Participants don the "impaired vision" googles and attempt to "walk the line," which simulates walking a straight line with impaired vision. In addition, participants may ride on a seat belt simulator, which will mimic the effect of wearing a seat belt in a motor vehicle accident.
Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE)
This course is designed and built on the Avoid, Deny, Defend strategy which provides strategies, guidance, and a proven plan for surviving an active shooter event. Topics include the history and prevalence of active shooter events, civilian response options, and medical issues. By providing a model response framework, civilians can retain and then recall under stress, lives can be saved, and casualties from active shooter events mitigated.
University Police participates in programs hosted by the Office of Residential Life. Programs include What to Do When Stopped by a Police Officer, Active Shooter, Drug/Alcohol Awareness, and many others.