The Crime Prevention Unit provides seminars upon request for any MIT department or organization. These programs aim to enhance personal safety and safeguard property through education and awareness. These interactive presentations are provided to any group upon request. Some of the topics:

Streetwise and Safe

This program will heighten your awareness and provide you with several tips for your personal safety while on or off campus; while walking, driving or in your home. Don't assume "Nothing will happen to me." This valuable program can be provided in 30 or 60 minutes presentations.

For scheduling contact Sergeant Andrew Turco at x3-9755.

Rape Aggression Defense (RAD)

This course provides basic information on personal safety, awareness, risk reduction and avoidance. RAD teaches practical defensive techniques that require no special skills. This is employed as women learn to be more aware of their surroundings. RAD also offers the opportunity to test these learned skills on a real person during a simulated attack.

Class fee to cover materials, is $20, payable to MIT, which must be paid within THREE DAYS of registering for the class. Registrants who cancel less than 48 business hours prior to class will not be eligible for a refund. Attendance is limited to the first 12 women with payment. PE credits are available for students.

Registration may be made by phone, e-mail, (

Office Protection

A program to assess the vulnerability of your office to theft. We will discuss anti-theft devices, petty cash procedures, key control and computer theft prevention measures. For scheduling, contact Sergeant Andrew Turco at x3-9755.

Rape Awareness

This presentation focuses on the Massachusetts rape law. Awareness, avoidance and services available.

For scheduling, contact Detective Kim Utley-Billy

For more information on any of these programs please contact the Crime Prevention Unit at: 617-253-9755.

Additional Resources