Message from the Chief

Welcome to the Eastern Virginia Medical School Police & Public Safety website. The department is a certified law-enforcement agency through the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services and dedicated to enhancing safety, security and emergency management for the EVMS community. The department's services are available 24/7 with offices in Lewis Hall and the Staff Garage. Our communications center can be reached at 757.446.5199.

Our mission is to create and maintain a safe and secure environment for our students, faculty, staff, patients and visitors. We do this through active patrols, security and fire/life safety assessments, staffing posts in campus facilities, training and professional development, oversight of building access control and alarm systems, and building cooperative relationships with other law-enforcement and security agencies.

In addition to regular police, security and safety services, the department also provides other services for students, faculty, patients and visitors. These services include:

  • Vehicle assistance with jump starts, lock-outs, flat tires, and other minor vehicle problems
  • After-hour escorts
  • Lost and Found property management
  • Conducting awareness-level training and seminars for students, faculty, and staff
  • Oversight of Emergency Operations Plan and Continuity of Operations Plan
  • Maintaining the "Rave Guardian" Electronic Escort System
  • Rape Aggression Defense Training
  • Fire & Life Safety Training

EVMS complies with the Department of Education's Jeanne Clery Act and collects, maintains and publishes crime and safety information that is available to the public. The department publishes the Annual Security/Fire Safety Report. This report contains crime statistics for the campus community for a three-year running period and information about EVMS Police & Public Safety; EVMS emergency and security policies; crime reporting and prevention; sexual assault; fire safety at EVMS' campus housing, Hague Club Apartments; and other security/safety topics of concern to the EVMS community. To obtain a paper copy of this report, email Police & Public Safety at evmspolice@evms.edu. Please take time to view the 2014 Annual Security/Fire Safety Report for a comprehensive overview of related services, policies and data. Students residing in Hague Club Apartments who want to designate a confidential emergency contact in the event you are reported missing, please fill out the Confidential Contact Form.

EVMS Police & Public Safety is committed to making the EVMS campus a safe and secure environment for education, research and patient care. To let us know your concerns, ideas and needs, please contact me at evmspolice@evms.edu or by calling 757-446-5199.

Andrew J. Mitchell III, Chief of EVMS Police & Public Safety