The Department of Police Services offers a variety of workshops open to the community. Whether you're a student, staff member, alumni, faculty member or part of the community, we encourage you to sign up for our workshops to learn new tips and skills to keep you and your family safe. Printer-friendly flyer.
Preparing for emergencies should not fall on your shoulders alone. Young children and teens alike need to be part of the process — for their own safety and sense of empowerment. Participants will learn to work together to build an emergency kit, sit down as a family to talk about your communications plan, role-play what you would do during a disaster, and hold fire drills in your house. Read more
First responders are essential to the success of emergency operations – whether they are saving lives, protecting property, or providing essential services. Families of first responders may have to survive without their responder’s input on important decisions in the immediate aftermath of an emergency. Having a plan and knowing your family is prepared to cope in an emergency or disaster enables first responders to focus on the critical missions that support their community. Read more
The R.A.D. System is a comprehensive course for women that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance, while progressing on to the basics of hands-on defense training. THIS IS A 4-DAY WORKSHOP THAT MEETS JUNE 12, 14, 19, AND 21. YOU MUST ATTEND ALL FOUR DAYS. Read more
Summertime gives us an opportunity to take the chore out of emergency preparedness and make it fun for the whole family. Learn various techniques to practice your emergency preparedness skills and test your supplies through outdoor event planning, camping, hiking, and road trip activities. Want some tech-free time for your kids? Set up “power outage” survival night in the backyard and enjoy time together while taking inventory of what you have and items you can add to your next shopping list.
This course will be an overview of personal preparedness tips and recommendations for a variety of hazards. Participants will learn about the most likely hazards in Southern California, how to find out if their home is located in a hazard zone, and what individuals can do at home to prepare for emergency and disaster situations and will introduce the concepts of family emergency plans and kits. Read more
The 5-day radKIDS (Resisting Aggression Defensively) program teaches positive, safe choices for children to handle abuse, bullying and abduction as well as everyday safety issues. It gives children confidence, skills and self-esteem to recognize, resist and if necessary, escape violence. This is a 5-day class. Read more
This program is designed to empower participants to make safer choices when confronted with aggressive behavior. THIS IS A FOUR DAY WORKSHOP HELD ON July 17, 19, 24, & 26, 2018.
Part I of this two-part workshop is designed to familiarize staff with the range of university resources available and how to activate those resources when responding to a variety of behaviors that may cause concern within your department. A case study format will be utilized to provide discussion about the key elements necessary when dealing with distressing, disruptive and threatening behaviors. Read more
Part II of the workshop will deal with the worst case scenario of an active shooter situation on campus. A dynamic video will be shown and discussion will follow to explain the survival mindset necessary in that situation as well as realistic strategies for dealing with it.
This workshop will help you understand what identity theft is, how criminals obtain your personal information and how to detect, deter & defend yourself against victimization. Read more
CSUN supervisors and MPPs will better understand the structure and organization of the University framework (who does what and when) in response to routine and critical incident emergencies on campus. Learn about providing advice to help staff remain calm and understand the emergency response process, information flow and actions to take (or not) in a given situation. Also discussed are expectations for management personnel and how to prepare for emergencies ahead of time on a departmental level.