UCSF to Host Safety Fairs in September, October

Crime dog McGruff will make an appearance at the safety fair.

The UCSF Police Department is hosting the eighth annual safety fairs in September and October as part of National Preparedness Month and National Crime Prevention Month.

The campus community and the public at large are invited to learn lifesaving tips from UCSF Police officers and enjoy entertainment during the two upcoming fairs. The fairs are scheduled for:

  • Wednesday, Sept. 23, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Saunders Court at the Parnassus campus and
  • Wednesday, Oct. 21, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Mission Center Building.

This year’s safety fairs will feature live music and giveaways.

The fairs provide an opportunity for the UCSF Police Department to reach out to the UCSF community to provide faculty, staff and students with personal safety tools and tips. Attendees will get valuable information regarding the services provided by the UCPD and other departments and organizations.

For example, UCSF’s OAAIS Enterprise Information Security experts will explain how to better safeguard confidential and sensitive data on computers and portable devices to protect the privacy of UCSF patients and others. UCSF is making a concerted effort this year to communicate the simple steps every individual can take to ensure that sensitive information is safeguarded. More information about data security is posted on the OAAIS Enterprise Information Security website.

In addition, representatives from RAD Women’s Basic Self-Defense program will share information about this dynamic, practical, hands-on course that teaches risk reduction and crime prevention strategies while providing ample time for participants to practice the techniques.

Parents are encouraged to bring their children to UCSF to receive a fingerprint kit and have their photos taken with McGruff the Crime Dog.

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