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Crime Prevention

Crime Prevention is the anticipation, recognition, and appraisal of a crime risk and the initiation of some action to remove or reduce the risk.

The University Police Department advocates a proactive approach to Crime Prevention. This approach is exemplified by various educational and informational programs provided for faculty, staff and students by the University Police Department.

These programs are based upon the concepts of eliminating or minimizing criminal opportunities and encouraging the University community to be responsible for their own security as well as others.

Education and Awareness programs are designed to make students more aware of crimes that happen both on and off campus and to educate them on crime prevention techniques.

Our Crime Prevention Specialist is the liaison between the Police Department and the University community.


Safety Programs

The Longwood Police Department offers many beneficial Campus Safety programs to teach students how to protect themselves and their belongings! Our yearly programs will be advertised on our website and twitter.

Call Lieutenant Ray Ostrander at x2848 or email him if interested.


Safety Tips

Residential Safety

  • Only admit your own visitors into the residence halls
  • Make sure outside doors of residence halls shut securely behind you
  • Leave lights or a radio on at your room/apartment so it looks like someone is always home

Read more safety tips and find out about the safety measures around campus.