University Police

Safety Presentations & Programs

R.A.D. (Rape Aggression Defense)

RAD defense training class

Finally, a physical defense program for women that:

  • Has set the standard for female self-defense programs.
  • Offers no-nonsense, practical techniques of defense.
  • Offers advanced self-defense courses that build upon the Basic Physical Defense System.
  • Provides static, fluid, and dynamic hands-on training.
  • Provides students with a comprehensive reference manual.
  • Uses certifies instructors from the campus police department.
  • Has a FREE lifetime return-and-practice policy.

R.A.D. is a system of self-defense, designed specifically for women.

It combines an extensive program of risk reduction and awareness techniques, with basic physical defense techniques, making it one of the most comprehensive workshops of its kind. The workshop is taught by CSU, Chico Police Department personnel who are certified instructors and is the only women's self-defense program ever to be endorsed by the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA).

R.A.D. is a 12-hour workshop that ends with "simulated assault scenarios" that allow the student to utilize her newly learned skills in a safe training environment monitored by the instructors.

Location: Chico State campus

Dates: TBD

Time: 6 – 9 p.m. each night

  • *Participants must be able to attend all four nights.
  • R.A.D. is offered at no cost to participants.
  • Wear athletic-style clothing and bring lots of water!
  • Parking is available in the Stadium Lot, which is located at the end of College Drive (turn west onto College Drive from Warner Street). Parking is pay-to-park. Virtual parking permits are available through the Passport App, or paper permits can be purchased from the permit dispenser in the Stadium Lot.
  • More information on parking.

To RSVP: Please e-mail Sergeant David Bird at to sign up or
for more information. Provide your name, e-mail address, and a contact number.

Safety Matters Presentation

Chief Reid sits with students at a table

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  • Information about University Police and how to contact us
  • Safety and security at Chico State
  • Campus resources
  • Safety tips and ideas to increase your personal awareness

Active Shooter Training

Sgt. Bryce Davison hosts an active shooter training

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  • An employee training featuring information for how to protect yourself in the event of an active shooter event on campus 
  • Facilitated by Chico State's University Police Department and based on the "19 Seconds" program designed by the police department at CSU, Fresno
  • Session includes references and simulations of explicitly violent acts, which can be troubling for some attendees. The intent is to help people think through what actions they would take in such situations. Participants will be permitted to step out as needed.