Department of Public Safety & Campus Police

Police car and PVCC main buildingPiedmont 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 security officers.

Campus police are sworn police officers employed by the college. The officers protect the campus community, which includes the faculty, students, and visitors to PVCC. Campus police officers function as enforcers of the law. Each officer meets the requirements of 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 of Virginia.

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.

Security Office

PVCC security officers are certified through the Department of Criminal Justice Services. These officers have the responsibility of enforcing campus parking regulations and assisting faculty, students, staff, and visitors with minor problems. The Security Office also acts as additional eyes and ears of the Police Department and is dedicated to maintaining a safe environment on the PVCC campus. This office is also the location for lost and found items. 

The Security Office is where students, faculty and staff may obtain their IDs and parking permits.

Security Office:
Main Building, Room 218
non-emergency number: 434.961.5319
On-campus emergency 434.981.6362

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