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University Police: Programs and Special Initiatives

There are a number of special initiatives that have been developed and implemented to keep the Armstrong community safe and prepared.

Rape Aggression Defense (RAD)

The RAD System is a comprehensive, women-only course that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and risk avoidance, while progressing on to the basics of hands-on defense training. RAD provides women with the knowledge to make educated decisions about resistance and instills confidence in all those that participate in the program. The class is offered only to female students, faculty and staff free of charge. University Police currently has five nationally-certified instructors and is in the process of acquiring more instructors. The instructors at Armstrong have partnered with the instructors at Georgia Southern University, the Coastal College of Georgia, and Ft. Stewart to provide quality instruction at these institutions.

Instructors are Lt. Tiffany Land, Sgt. Michael Tyler, Sgt. Chris Gaskin, Officer Kelli Powers and Officer John McNamara from Armstrong Police. Guest instructors provide an additional resource for instruction and safety.

For more information, visit the official RAD website at

Automated External Defibrillators (AED)

There are eighteen (18) AEDS on the Armstrong Campus. Fifteen (15) are positioned in buildings across campus, two (2) are assigned to police officers on patrol, and one portable unit is in the Athletic Department. The Staff Advisory Council will be sponsoring training in CPR/AED on a monthly basis during the school year. Contact Greg Surette at 912.344.3292 for additional information.

Fire Prevention Training

Armstrong State University Police Department is committed to the safety and security of residents, students, and employees that are present on our campus. In March 2010, the University Police acquired a Bullex Digital Safety system to conduct fire prevention training. This system uses water and laser extinguishers to train residents and employees on how put out a small fire. Training can be conducted either inside or outside. This fire extinguisher training is safer, more economical, and greener, as compared to previous training media. Classes are available throughout the year for residents of the university and local communities.

One new aspect of fire safety is the program "Cooking with Cops." This program allows the University Police Department to refresh residents' basic safety practices while using a kitchen. The class is approximately 90 minutes in length and allows the students to participate in fire safety, with the capstone of using the Bullex Extinguisher System. The class is concluded with a baked treat prepared during the training session by the University Police Department.

For any questions or to register for a class, contact your respective Housing Professional Staff or the University Police Department.

Center for Applied Cyber Education

The Cyber Security Research Institute at Armstrong State University is a component of the University Police Department.  The Institute was founded in 2006 as a part of the university’s continuing efforts to address the growing cyber security education and training needs of our country’s Intelligence, Forensic, Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement professionals.  As cyber threats have escalated, the Cyber Security Research Institute is preparing individuals and organizations on the front lines of our defense to investigate, analyze, assure and secure our increasingly vulnerable technology and communications.

Silent Witness

The Armstrong Police Department is dedicated to keeping you safe. We encourage you to keep your eyes open around campus and report any suspicious behavior. We want you to feel protected in reporting anything you see, that's why we've created this anonymous form to keep us informed about any suspicious behavior you witness.

Law Enforcement at Armstrong Resource Network

The Armstrong State University Police Department is launching LEARN, a pilot program that will help bring all Armstrong students a better understanding of the criminal justice system and the professional opportunities available for students considering criminal justice as a career path.

LEARN will provide a practical understanding of specific aspects of the criminal justice field and will offer monthly programs that incorporate hands-on applications, including field trips, guest lecturers and practical exercises. The field trips will include visits to courtrooms to witness a trial, a correction institution to learn about the workings of the prison system, and the Georgia Ports Authority to discuss national security with United States Customs Agents.

Stay tuned for the LEARN 2015 - 2016 activity schedule.

For more information, contact Autumn Taylor at


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