Safety Tips

Safety Tips and Information

Welcome! You have arrived at the University of Florida Police Department’s safety tips webpage. Please use the links provided below to access more information about the safety topics you are interested in. Keep in mind that these tips are by no means all-inclusive but should be used as a general guideline for evaluating your own safety and security in any given situation.

In order to view the information pertaining to the topics listed, simply click on the link listed below each major category indicated. Remember, this list of safety tips and information is being expanded as quickly as possible. If you choose a subject and the information is not available or if you don’t see safety information pertaining to a topic you may have, simply contact members of the University of Florida Police Department’s Community Services Division at (352) 392-1409. The provision of safety information remains as a primary goal for all of our members.

Bicycle Safety & Repairs

UF Student Government offers FREE bicycle repairs to UF students. For more information about the Reitz Union location, please visit their webpage: Reitz Union Bike Repairs

In addition UF SG also installed self-repair bicycle stations at the following areas on campus: Springs, Murphree, Beaty, Carleton Auditorium, Graduate and Family Housing & Southwest Rec.

For more information about bicycle safety, please read our UFPD Headlight on Traffic Safety.


Children and Parents Concerns

Halloween safety tips A parents guide to gangs
Crime prevention for children Helmet safety for children
School safety Children and guns

Crime Prevention

Basic crime prevention Crime prevention for new students
Home security survey Crime prevention for housing residence
Crime prevention for obscene or harassing phone calls Crime prevention during after-hours employment
Crime prevention for those with physical disabilities Potential dangers encountered on the internet
The consequences of using false/fake identification Protecting your identity
Handling Suspicious Packages and Mail

Drug and Alcohol

DUI test Alcohol safety
The use of cocaine The use of rohypnol
GatorWell Health Promotion Services University of Florida Drug and Alcohol Policy Committee

Federal Emergency Management Agency

Emergency Preparedness


Complaint Assistance 10 Things You Can Do to Avoid Fraud
What to Look out for in Scams

Persons Crimes

Domestic Violence Sexual battery
Stalking How to prevent a carjacking
How to protect yourself in a parking garage How to protect yourself while using an automated teller
Robbery prevention for individuals How to protect yourself while running
How to protect your children Myths and facts about date rape
How to protect yourself while shopping Robbery prevention for businesses

Property Crimes

How to prevent auto theft How to prevent home burglary
How to safeguard your home while on vacation or out of town How to protect yourself from con games/schemes
Cellular telephone information Bicycle security information
How to protect yourself from counterfeiting Operation Identification (OP ID)

Safety Notices

Fall Safety Notice Holiday Safety Notice

Traffic Information

“Road rage” information Car accident information
In-line skating information Driving alone information
School buses and you Emergency vehicles and you