"If you were targeted for a violent attack, you are only guaranteed there will be one person there to defend you, and that person is you. YOU are your best defense." - S.A.F.E. Message

NSDI's Self-defense Awareness and Familiarization Exchange (S.A.F.E.) Program offered by PennWest Edinboro is a nationally accredited program that promotes an initiative to stop violence against teenaged and adult women.

S.A.F.E. is a two-hour educational awareness, crime-victim prevention program that encompasses strategies, techniques, options and prevention. The program provides teenaged and adult women with information that may reduce their risk of exposure to violence and introduces them to the physical aspects of self-defense. The program teaches participants that 90% of self-defense is awareness, risk reduction and avoiding confrontation, while only 10% is physical. By focusing on both mental and physical preparedness, S.A.F.E. provides women with solid, public safety awareness information to incorporate into their everyday lives.

Contact Us

University Police
911 Scotland Road
Edinboro, PA 16444
Phone: 814-732-2921

For Emergencies: 814-732-2911

Eric Kraus
Assistant Chief