Police Services at Penn State Mont Alto present three different PAWS courses: "Drug and Alcohol Abuse," "Sexual Violence," and "Knowing Life Skills." These courses are designed to assist students with getting assimilated with living away from home, introduce them to campus safety, and educate them on Pennsylvania laws and crime prevention. Below are the scheduled classes for the upcoming semester as well as a more detailed description of the courses. All students, faculty and staff members, and parents, are welcome to attend.
Spring 2014 Police Services Training/Presentation Schedule
Date Course Location
Thursday 04/10/2014 DUI Road Course Green Lot #1 (Note: This is not a PAWS credit course.)
Many of our students have never lived away from home in the type of group setting that a college atmosphere provides. This PAWS course instructs students of the risks and dangers of sexual assaults on campus. Prevention techniques and University resources are discussed. An overview of Pennsylvania law regarding sexual crimes is given. Students are given the opportunity to converse with one of our officer's and get their questions answered.
Alcohol and Drug Abuse
Alcohol and drug addiction and abuse are societal concerns for college-aged students. This program seeks to explain the effects of drug and alcohol abuse both physically and psychologically. Several Pennsylvania laws concerning the use of alcohol or drugs are discussed. Students are granted an opportunity to ask questions regarding this topic or campus safety in general to the officer giving the presentation. Several items of confiscated paraphernalia are used for educational displays.
For many of our students, this is their first experience living on their own. This course was designed to provide students with basic skills and knowledge to help them adjust to living away from home. The presentation includes a description of how to change a tire, jump-start a vehicle, as well as other general life skills. Safe driving practices are discussed. As our students are, for the most part 18 years of age and considered adults by the legal system, a brief overview of common offenses that occur on campus, such as harassment or criminal mischief are included. The presentation ends with a brief overview of the Pennsylvania court system, followed by the opportunity to discuss any safety concerns or questions.
- University Police