Piedmont Virginia Community College considers the safety of the college community to be of paramount importance. The college is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for students, employees and visitors. The PVCC police force employs a combination of police officers and public safety officers. Campus police at PVCC are sworn police officers employed by the college to protect the campus and surrounding areas and the people who work and visit PVCC.
Message from the Chief of Police
As a former student, twenty-three year law enforcement veteran, and retired City of Richmond Patrol Sergeant, it is a privilege to represent the members of PVCC Department of Public Safety and Campus Police as we serve our campus community.
The PVCC Department of Public Safety and Campus Police is committed to providing our students, faculty, staff, and visitors with courtesy, respect, and professionalism as we serve.
We are guided by our Mission Statement which follows below. If you have any questions, concerns, or comments, please contact me at
Chief of Police
PVCC Department of Public Safety and Campus Police Mission Statement
The mission of the PVCC DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND CAMPUS POLICE is to provide for the safety and security of students, faculty, and staff, and the general public while on or in any property or facility owned or operated by the College.
The department acts to deter crime, protect property, preserve the peace, and enforce all federal, state, and local laws within its jurisdiction. In accomplishing this mission, Department employees shall apply the law and policy in an equitable and consistent manner, maintain a customer-service orientation, and treat everyone with respect.
PVCC's police officers function as enforcers of law and the maintenance of security in and about areas controlled or administered by the college. Each officer must meet the requirements set forth by the Department of Criminal Justice Services, which grants police officers certification in the Commonwealth of Virginia. PVCC officers have the same authority as any police officer in the Commonwealth. All have retired from active service from other metropolitan police departments. Learn more about PVCC's police officers.
Public Safety Office
PVCC's public safety officers are certified through the Department of Criminal Justice Services. These officers have the responsibility of enforcing PVCC parking regulations, assisting faculty, students, and staff with minor problems. The Public Safety Office also acts as additional eyes and ears of the Police Department and is dedicated to maintaining a safe environment on the PVCC campus.
The Public Safety Office is where students, faculty, and staff may obtain their IDs and parking permits.
For accidents, injuries or incidents, please fill out an Incident Report.
For emergency messaging and for school closings due to inclement weather.