Public safety lessons will be offered on Sept. 13

Public safety lessons will be offered on Sept. 13

URBANA — Want to know how to get across campus safely, how to register your bicycle in case it's stolen, where to run for a phone if you don't have one, and/or how to defend yourself from an assailant?

The answers to those questions and scores more related to safety on the University of Illinois campus can be found at Public Safety Day on the Quad, just south of the Illini Union, on Sept. 13.

UI Assistant Police Chief Skip Frost said his department, the Champaign and Urbana police departments and the office of the dean of students will team up to present information about several programs and services aimed at keeping people safe.

"This is a safe campus and we have the statistical analysis with peer institutions to prove that. However, it is not a crime-free campus," Frost said.

"Crimes can and do occur. We are dedicated to being as proactive as we can possibly be. We need the community's assistance," he said.

Public Safety Day runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.