Crime Reporting

The offices of the Department of Public Safety and Police are located in Gilkeson, off of Five Forks Road just past the College gates corner on College Road. There is 24-hour coverage.

It is the policy of the College, if feasible, to have Public Safety and Police personnel and/or other appropriate staff respond to any reported crime or emergency involving a threat to personal safety and security or to enlist the help of local police agencies or emergency services, such as the First Responder Service of the Hampden-Sydney Volunteer Fire Department or the Prince Edward Volunteer Rescue Squad, all of which can be reached by dialing 911.

For direct telephone access to the Department of Public Safety and Police, dial 223-6164 (only 6164 is needed if dialing from an office, residence hall, or fraternity house that is part of the College's telecommunications system). If there is no answer or only a recorded answering device, call 392-3332, and the Farmville Dispatcher will immediately try to contact a Campus Police officer through the police communications system. The Dispatcher can also call for assistance from the Prince Edward County Sheriff's Office or the State Police, who work independently or cooperatively with the Department of Security and Police, as the situation requires.

IN AN EMERGENCY: Dial 911 or, if feasible, use the BLUE PHONE outside the Security and Police office, or Crawley Forum. 

If you feel threatened or have a safety or security concern and are unsure of what to do, remember that your Resident Advisor, or any other Resident Advisor, can be a source for assistance, as can be the deans in the Student Affairs office in Brown Student Center.

Where the nature of a problem is such that other support services are required, such as counselors and health service professionals, Campus Police officers or personnel in the Dean of Students' office will make the contacts, as deemed necessary.

You are urged to report all acts of violence or crimes, including theft, to the Director of Campus Public Safety and Police or other Campus Police officers, the Dean of Students or members of his staff, or Resident Advisors. If you discover a crime to have been committed after the fact, it needs to be reported, too, so that follow-up action can be taken, if needed, and accurate records can be maintained. Thefts, which would involve a possible breach of the Honor Code, would also be reported to the President of Student Government and/or the Dean of Students.

Crime Log

In accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the College publishes statistics on the following criminal offenses which occurred on or near campus and were reported to campus security authorities, student affairs deans, or local police agencies during the period indicated.

Crime Statistics

2014 2015 2016
Criminal Homicide 0 0 0
Forcible Sex Offenses 2 4 0
Non-forcible Sex Offenses 0 0 0
Stalking 0 0 0
Dating Violence 0 1 0
Domestic Violence 0 0 0
Robbery 1 1 0
Aggravated Assault 0 3 3
Burglary 4 14 15
Motor Vehicle Theft 0 1 1
Arson 0 1 2

*Prejudice-based Crimes (Hate Crimes)
Criminal Homicide 0 0 0
Forcible Sex Offenses 0 0 0
Aggravated Assault 0 0 0
Simple Assualt 0 0 0
Intimidation 0 0 0
Property Damage / Destruction 0 0 0
Larceny / Theft 0 0 0

*categorized by Race, Gender, Religion, Sexual Orientation, Ethnicity, and Disability

2016 Crimes Listed By Geographic Location

On Campus *Residential Non-Campus **Public
   Facilities    Property Property
Criminal Homicide 0 0 0 0
Forcible Sex Offenses 4   4   0 0
Non-Forcible Sex Offenses 0 0 0 0
Stalking 0 0 0 0
Dating Violence 1 0 0 0
Domestic Violence 0 0 0 0
Robbery 0 0 1 0
Aggravated Assault 3 1 0 0
Burglary 15 15 1 0
Motor Vehicle Theft 1 0 0 0
Arson 2 2 0 0
Hate Crimes 0 0 0 0

 

On Campus *Residential Non-Campus **Public
   Facilities    Property Property
  Hate Crimes by
  Category of Pedjudice
Race 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Gender 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Religion 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sexual Orientation 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ethnicity 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Disability 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

* Statistics Residential Facilities are also included in the On Campus Column.

** Public Property includes public streets and property adjacent to campus. Incidents/arrests occurring on public property may have been handled by the Virginia State Police, the Prince Edward County Sheriff's Office, or the Hampden-Sydney College Police Department.

 

Arrests and Referrals for disciplinary action in the following categories:
Arrests Referrals
2014 2015 2016 2014 2015 2016
Liquor Law Violations 64 4 6 42 39 44
Drug Law Violations 8 8 4 20 23 47
Illegal Weapons Possession          

 

0 0 1 0 1 0

 

 2016 Arrests and Referrals Listed by Geographic Location                        
On *Residential  Non-Campus **Public
Campus      Facilities       Property Property
Arrests
Liquor Law Violations 6 1 0 0
Drug Law Violations 4 1 0 4
Illegal Weapons Possession 1 0 0 0
Referrals
Liquor Law Violations 44 37 0 0
Drug Law Violations 47 44 1 0
Illegal Weapons Possession 0 0 0 0
* Statistics for Residential Facilities are also included in the On Campus Column.

** Public Property includes public streets and property adjacent to campus. Incidents/arrests occurring on public property may have been handled by the Virginia State Police, the Prince Edward County Sheriff's Office, or the Hampden-Sydney College Police Department.

All statistics include information reported by College Officials, State & Local Law Enforcement, as well as information reported by the Hampden-Sydney College Police Department.