The Division of Safety and Compliance is committed to modernizing our campus safety and security strategy. Our work is accomplished through three distinct but overlapping areas of focus - teams, tools & technology, and training. Below you will find details about some of the training initiatives of the Division as well as links to UVM affiliated departments or organizations providing Safety and Security related training opportunities. 

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Safety & Compliance Training

Active Threat Response Training

Active Threat Response is an hour long course which uses national data from past active threat incidents to inform a Run, Hide, Fight curriculum.

Request "Active Threat Response" Training

AED/CPR, Stop the Bleed, Narcan Training

Visit the CAT ECare webpage to learn more about campus CAT ECare emergency stations which include Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs), bleeding control kits, and Narcan®.

Visit the CAT ECare Training Website

CATSafe 101 Training

CATSafe 101 is an introduction to the CATSafe app and includes FAQ about the sunsetting of the Blue Lights system.

Request "CATSafe 101" Training

Compliance Training

Compliance Services works closely with the University community to promote an institutional culture of compliance and thus prevent and effectively address violations of law, regulations and University policy and protocols.

Access the Compliance Training Library


De-escalation - A conversation about the strategic application of communication techniques and other non-physical methods to stabilize, slow down, or diminish the intensity of a situation. This approach aims to defuse tensions and promote a calmer atmosphere without resorting to physical force. By employing effective communication strategies, individuals can navigate encounters with heightened emotions or potential conflicts, fostering a safer and more constructive environment.

Request "De-escalation" Training

Driver Certification Process & Training

UVM students, faculty and staff are eligible to become authorized to drive UVM owned, leased or rented vehicles while conducting University business. Authorized Drivers operating UVM owned, leased or rented vehicles for UVM-related business including UVM-sponsored activities are covered by UVM's automobile insurance.

Visit Risk Management and Safety to learn about the Driver Authorization Process

Environmental Health & Safety Training

UVM must ensure that all employees, students, and other affiliates are made aware of workplace and campus hazards. This education must also include and assessment of the risks associated with those hazards, the measures that we use to control those risks. This training may apply to chemical, biological, radiological, and physical hazards in labs as well as in other workplaces. Training in control of hazardous energies, working at heights and use of power tools may also be required. EHS promotes the health and safety of the campus community by providing training, outreach, and education.

Health & Safety Programs and Training

Fire Safety Training

Personal Safety Training

The Enhance You Personal Safety training is an introductory training that aims to encourage proactive thinking and awareness around general personal safety and security. This training leverages the content available on the Division Safety & Security Tips web page.

Request "Enhance Your Personal Safety" Training

Policies Training

Privacy Training

The Privacy Program champions privacy across the University and promotes UVM’s commitment to safeguarding the personal, protected, sensitive and confidential data that we hold, access and use.  While the Chief Privacy Officer is responsible for the Privacy Program itself, all members of the University Community are responsible for protecting the data that they have access to.

Visit the Privacy Training Library

Suspicious Package Recognition Resources

For a primer on suspicious package recognition, the Department of Homeland Security has created this information video. If you suspect a package or object (or person) is suspicious, please contact Police Services immediately at 802-656-3473 or dial 911 in an emergency.

Additional Training Resources

Center for Health & Wellbeing Training

The Center for Health & Wellbeing (CHWB) Education and Outreach Team offers trainings, workshops, classes, presentations, and facilitated discussions on a variety of topics for students, staff, and faculty in the UVM community.

Visit CHWB's Health Promotion Trainings webpage

FEMA Preparedness Training Courses

Use the link below to access the National Preparedness online Course Catalog, the Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP), the Emergency Management Institue (EMI), and the National Training and Education Division (NTED). 

Access FEMA Training Courses

Professional Development & Training

With a focus on learning, development and professional growth, Professional Development and Training has numerous opportunities for continued learning. They offer programs to facilitate performance management, foster individual and team effectiveness, and support improved understanding of the University's policies and procedures.

Visit Professional Development & Training

If you are a UVM affiliated department or organization offering safety training to the UVM community and would like to be listed on this page please email

UVM Police Services

284 East Avenue
Burlington, VT 05405-3401

Phone Numbers

Crisis Text Line

Crisis Text Line is free 24/7 support for anyone in crisis in VT or nationally.

Just text VT to 741741 from anywhere in Vermont.

Submit an Anonymous Tip