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Greetings from the Department of Public Safety! 
April 2021 Newsletter
During March, Sgt. James Massey assisted Brown EMS and Dining Services to help distribute meals to students. Thank you EMS and Dining Services for all you do!
Congratulations!!
 
 

Officer Joyce Saenz, Communications Control Officer, has retired! In her ten years of service, Officer Saenz has had the ability to communicate with clarity, compassion, and confidence.
 Happy retirement and best wishes Joyce!
April is sexual assault awareness month written with a teal ribbon
April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, an important opportunity to take some time to explore the resources and programs offered here at Brown and what you can do to help someone who has been sexually assaulted. Brown DPS and SHARE Advocates and BWell Health Promotions are just a few of the departments that are here to help. If you are a survivor or victim of a crime, learn more about DPS support services

April 11th – 17th is Anti-Street Harassment Week and DPS will be hosting a grab-n-go table promoting Personal Safety Alarms (PAL’s) and Personal Safety sessions throughout the week. Check out our events below or on our website.
Upcoming Events and Programs:

April 11 & April 17 at 12:30- 2:00 pm Get a Kick out of Safety: We will host a virtual session to discuss personal safety and when to use different self-defense techniques in a variety of situations. This will be an interactive 1-hour session with extra time for Q&A’s. All are welcome. Sign up here. For questions, contact Sgt. Mitchell at Kelly_mitchell@brown.edu 

April 14 at 11:00 - 12:00 pm Grab-N-Go PAL Alarms on the Main Green: We will be distributing personal alarm key chains (PAL's) to students, staff, and faculty. The PAL key chain is a small personal safety device that could assist you by creating attention. PAL's can be invaluable in all distress situations. It’s compact, powerful, efficient, and FREE, courtesy of DPS! Stop by a grab-n-go table to get your PAL alarm! 

April 20 at 12:00 pm- 1:00 pm Stop the Bleed (virtual) 
Stop the Bleed is a program that encourages bystanders to become trained, equipped, and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives. A life-threatening bleed can take someone’s life within minutes. Learn basic bleeding control techniques and be empowered to save a life until first responders arrive. This wellness program counts toward 2021 Wellness Rewards. Registration is open.
Important Resources:
  • Knowledge is Power. We want to keep you engaged and informed as it relates to your safety. Included in support services that DPS offers for survivors and victims of crime, you can contact our Advocate, Quiana Young at quiana_young@brown.edu. Ask her about safety planning, court accompaniment, and protection orders. She works with students, staff, and faculty!
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