Crime Prevention Resources

Law Enforcement Agencies

We have three law enforcement agencies in Gainesville. All three agencies have several programs that meet the needs of students and non-student community members.

UFPD Resources

SNAP (Student Nighttime Auxiliary Patrol) – provides nightly escorts anywhere on campus to persons on request. To request an escort, students can either download the free TapRide SNAP application, or call (352) 392-7627 from 6:30 p.m. – 3 a.m. nightly. Also, don’t forget SNAP is only available on campus.

Victims Advocate Program

As displayed on UFPD’s website, the Office of Victim Services provides a civilian support person for anyone who may become a victim of crime while on the University of Florida campus. A victim advocate is available 24-hours a day, 7 days a week to provide support for victims of actual or threatened violence. All services are free and confidential. To reach a Victim Advocate call the University of Florida Police Department’s Dispatch Center at (352) 392-1111. Victims may also contact an advocate directly during weekdays (Monday-Friday) between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. by calling (352) 392-5648.

R.A.D. (Rape Aggression Defense)

Rape Aggression Defense, also known as R.A.D. is a self-defense course designed specifically for women. R.A.D. is a comprehensive course for women beginning with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance while progressing to the basics of hands-on self-defense training. R.A.D. is not a martial arts course, but does teach realistic defense moves. Furthermore, R.A.D. provides the participant with skills to make an educated decision about resistance. For more information, go to R.A.D.’s website