PVCC Police Department


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 Campus 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.


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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get a student photo ID?

A student photo ID card is a student's official Piedmont Virginia Community College identification and is provided to students through the student activities fee. The photo identification cards can be obtained from the Department of Public Safety & Campus Police (Main Building, room M218) during normal business hours of the College. 

Students must bring:

  • A copy of your current class schedule
  • A valid form of ID (i.e., valid driver's license, passport, military/government ID, birth certificate, social security card, voter registration card)

Photo ID cards must be presented for admission to special student activities, obtaining parking decals and to purchase discounted bus passes. Photo ID cards can be used for library material use and discounts at local merchants.

More Information for Students:

  • Students should have only the most current photo ID card in their possession.
  • Contact the Department of Public Safety & Campus Police if your photo ID card is lost or stolen. An incident report will be filed and a new card issued.
  • If a card is damaged or unusable, return the damaged card to the Security Office for issuance of a new card.
  • Cards are non-transferable to another person.
  • Students must present their student photo ID card if requested by College personnel. Failure to present a photo ID is a student code of conduct violation and may result in disciplinary action.

Where is Student Parking?

PVCC Eugene Giuseppe Center:  Free parking is behind the Center. You do not need a parking decal.

PVCC Jefferson School Center:  Free parking is available in the deck adjacent to the Center. You do not need a parking decal.

PVCC Main Campus:  Students can park in lots 3 and 4. In addition, student parking is available in parking lot 2 after 6:30 p.m. Student parking is also available in parking lot 1 after 5 p.m. You must display a PVCC parking decal on your vehicle or you’ll receive a ticket. 

 Parking Map

How do I get a parking permit or decal?

PVCC Eugene Giuseppe Center and PVCC Jefferson School Center:  A parking permit is not required for students taking classes at these locations.

PVCC Main Campus:  Day, evening, weekend and part-time students must register their vehicle(s) and obtain a parking decal. There is no charge for decals. They are available from the Department of Public Safety & Campus Police (room M218 across from the Library). Registering for classes online does not excuse a student from the requirement to register their vehicle and secure a parking decal. Each vehicle a student operates must have a decal in order to park on the PVCC campus. It is the student's responsibility to ensure the decal is visible on the left side of the rear bumper or on/in the rear window. Students who are employed by the College on a part-time basis are not eligible for employee parking permits.

Students are responsible for any violation committed by the operator of a vehicle registered in the student's name. Not registering a vehicle is itself a parking violation subject to the same fine as other general parking violations.

PVCC is not responsible for loss or damage to motor vehicles or their contents while they are on College property. Drivers should use caution and good sense while in the parking areas.

Note: The fine for general parking violations is $20.00 per ticket. The fine for parking in a handicap space is $100.00 per ticket.

Where is lost and found?

PVCC Main Campus:  Turn in found items or claim lost ones at the Department of Public Safety & Campus Police, Main Building, room M218 (near the Jessup Library), or call 434.961.5319 or 434.981.6362.

PVCC Eugene Giuseppe Center:  Contact PVCC staff at the entrance to the Center or call 434.990.1131.

PVCC Jefferson School Center:  Contact PVCC staff at the office in room J128, or call 434.961.5255.