It is a privilege to be of service to this community and we are dedicated to ensuring the safety of our students, employees, residents and guests. Please take a few moments to become familiar with our department and the services we provide.
The Hampden-Sydney College Department of Security and Police is dedicated to the support of the College's mission, "...to form good men and good citizens in an atmosphere of sound learning," by ensuring a safe and secure campus community. The safety and well being of our students, employees, and visitors are the foremost of our concerns.
The department consists of seven full time officers, who provide twenty-four hour coverage, seven days per week. Officers in vehicles, on bicycles, or on foot, patrol the campus as well as adjacent public property and other college-owned property. All officers have been trained in emergency medical procedures and CPR. Each patrol vehicle contains an emergency trauma kit, a blood-born pathogen kit, and an automated external defibrillator. Our officers are usually the first to respond to all medical and fire emergencies on campus and the immediate surrounding area.
When Resident Advisors are not available and time permits, officers are available to unlock rooms as well as unlock and/or jump-start vehicles. In an effort to prevent theft, officers are available to engrave personal property for identification purposes. Some officers are certified instructors in various fields, and all are available to conduct informational programming.
In addition to our service to this community, we are charged to maintain peace and enforce Virginia Law and College Policy. All officers are fully trained, sworn police officers and certified by the Commonwealth of Virginia. The officers receive training at the Central Virginia Criminal Justice Academy in Lynchburg, Virginia.
Directed by Chief of Police and Director of Public Safety, Jeffrey Brown, the department maintains a close working relationship with the Virginia Department of State Police, the Prince Edward Sheriff's Department, Farmville Police Department, and many other college and university police agencies. We endeavor to represent Hampden-Sydney College as a professional law enforcement agency in a manner, which demonstrates that this institution embraces the highest qualities of humanity in all facets of its operations.