Welcome to the 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 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, 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, staff, patients and visitors. These services include:

  • Vehicle assistance with jump starts, lock-outs, flat tires (air), and other minor vehicle problems
  • After-hour escorts
  • Lost and Found property management
  • Conducting self-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
  • Fire & Life Safety Training

We comply 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 Oct 1. This report contains crime statistics for the campus community for a three-year running period and information about Police & Public Safety; emergency and security policies; crime reporting and prevention; sexual assault; fire safety at campus housing, Hague Club Apartments; and other security/safety topics of concern to the community. A CSA (Campus Security Authority) needs to file a report with Campus Police when he or she becomes aware of information that a crime incident is occurring or may have occurred on campus or in a non-campus location. If the incident is happening and constitutes an emergency, dial 911 or 757.446.5911 immediately. If it is information about a crime that is not currently in progress, contact Campus Police at 757.446.5911, provide as much information as possible (approximate date and time of occurrence, location and individuals involved). To obtain a paper copy of Annual Security/Fire Safety Report, email Police & Public Safety. Please take time to review the 2023 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

Andrew J. Mitchell III, Chief of Police