Campus Police encourages the Longwood Community to utlize basic self-protection measures such as always remaining aware of your surroundings (avoid becoming distracted by texting), avoiding isolated areas, always traveling in pairs or groups, and immediately reporting activities, incidents, individuals or groups that appear suspicious. If you have any additional information about this incident or other crimes, please contact the Longwood University Police at 434-395-2091. Additionally, crimes or information can be reported anonymously online.
- On Sunday April 13, 2014 at approximately 2:00 am, the Farmville Police Department received a call about a subject being stabbed, he was not a Longwood Student, in the area of Garden Street after being jumped by a group of male subjects. The Farmville Police Department is handling the investigation. If anyone has information about this crime or any other crime, please contact either the Farmville Police Department at 434-392-3332 or the Longwood University Police department at 434-395-2091. You can also report a crime through our website at http://www.longwood.edu/police/reportacrime.htm
- On Sunday March 16, 2014 at approximately 8:50 pm, the Longwood University Police Department received a complaint of a sexual assault that happened last night at the Longwood Village Apartments. The suspect has been identified and has left the Farmville area. There is no threat to the students, faculty or staff of the Longwood University Community. If you have any information about this crime or any other crime, please contact the Longwood University Police Department at 434-395-2091
- Longwood University Police are currently investigating 3 separate larcenies of wallets between March 10, 2014 and March 12, 2014 from offices in the Ruffner and Tabb areas. The wallets were left in offices and the wallets or money were taken out of them. Please make sure you lock your valuables up and keep your offices locked when you leave. If you have any information on these crimes or any other crimes please contact the Longwood University Police Department at 434-395-2091.
- On Sunday February 23, 2014 at approximately 6:58 pm, the Longwood University Police Department received a report of an incident at Lancer Park North that occurred February 18, 2014 at approximately 8:45 p.m., where a student entered another student's apartment without permission and threatened him. A Longwood University student was arrested and charged with Breaking and Entering with intent to commit assault and is currently being held in the Piedmont Regional Jail. If you have any additional information on this case please contact the Longwood University Police Department at 434-395-2091.
- On Sunday February 23, 2014 at approximately 1:20 am., the Farmville Police Department and the Longwood University Police Department were dispatched to the area of Grove Street and Buffalo Street reference to a report of a sexual assault involving a Longwood student. This incident occurred at a non-campus residence in that area, and is being investigated by the Farmville Police Department. Investigation led to the arrest of a Longwood student who was charged with Rape and is currently being held in the Piedmont Regional Jail. If you have any additional information about this case please contact the Farmville Police Department at 434-392-3332.
- On Tuesday February 11, 2014 the Farmville Police Department has arrested a second person and charged them with arson and conspiracy to commit arson.
- On Sunday February 9, 2014 the Farmville Police Department has made an arrest on the below arson case.
- On Sunday February 9, 2014 the Farmville Police Department is actively investigating a possible arson that occurred last night at approximately 12:10 am on High Street. The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 6 foot 2- six foot 3, thin build, blond hair and was last seen wearing a gray sweatshirt. He was last seen walking on North Street in the direction of West Third Street around 12:18 am. If you have any information on this crime please contact the Farmville Police Department at 434-392-3332 or the Longwood University Police Department at 434-395-2091.
- On Saturday February 8, 2014 the Farmville Police Department is investigating a report of a Longwood student being grabbed last night around the neck by a white male, early 20's, about 6 foot to 6 foot 2 in height, average weight, with short light brown hair and was last seen wearing a black hoodie with a Adidas logo on it. This incident occurred on Garden Street sometime between 1:30 am-2:00 am. If you have any information on this crime please contact the Farmville Police Department at 434-392-3332 or the Longwood University Police Department at 434-395-2091.
- On Friday October 25, 2013 the Longwood University Police Department is currently investigating a fraud case related to the scam listed below. Hackers were able to penetrate a website that Longwood University uses, Career Connect, to help students find jobs. All students that had applied through that site were notified and the posting was taken down. If you were contacted by these people please notify the Longwood University Campus Police Department at 434-395-2091 or your local police department.
SCAM ALERT/Identity Theft: Looking for a job opportunity? Beware of web sites that assure you of a job. They may ask you to fill out an application which gives them your detailed personal information. This makes you vulnerable to identity theft! Some scams may include a check to you for $1000 – $2000 which you will be instructed to deposit into your checking account. Once deposited, it takes days for this check to clear through the bank. During this waiting period, they will then instruct you to write a personal check and send them a percentage of the amount that they sent you. This is a SCAM! If you send a personal check, they will take your personal check and cash it. The check they sent you will never clear, leaving you out of cash with nothing in return. Please be aware of any site that attempts to take your money or asks for your personal information on an application. No company willing to hire you will send you money in advance OR ask you to pay a percentage just to fill out an application. If this does happen to you, please alert the Longwood Police Department so that we can report the website to authorities. You can also file a complaint at the Internet Complaint Center (www.ic3.gov), too. The Better Business Bureau’s top ten scams are on their website at www.bbb.org. Longwood students….DON’T BE A VICTIM OF A SCAM!
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- Daily Crime Log 2014 (pdf)
- 2012 Annual Safety Report South Boston Site (pdf)
- 2012 Annual safety Report Emporia Site (pdf)
- 2012 Annual Safety Report Martinsville Site (pdf)
The Clery/ Higher Education Act ( HEA) requires higher education institutions to give timely warnings of crimes that represent a threat to the safety of students or employees, and to make public their campus security policies.
It also requires that crime data be collected, reported and disseminated to the campus community and submitted to the US Department of Education annually. The act is intended to provide students and their families, as higher education consumers, with accurate, complete and timely information about safety on campus so that they can make informed decisions. The posting of these notices is one example in which Longwood University maintains compliance with the provisions of the Clery and Higher Education Acts.
Campus Police encourages the Longwood Community to utilize basic self-protection measures such as always remaining aware of your surroundings; avoid consuming substances or substances in quantities that impair your judgment; avoid distractions such as texting; avoid consuming unknown substances or any substance that is left unattended; avoid isolated areas; travel in pairs or groups; report suspicious activities; and immediately report individuals or groups that appear suspicious or not associated with the University.
If you have any additional information about any of these crimes below, please contact the Farmville Police at 434-392-3332 or our Longwood Police Communications Center at 434-395-2091. Additionally, crimes or information can be reported anonymously on the Longwood Police website. Information regarding recent police activity can be seen in our Crime Log.
If you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted, seek help by calling the Piedmont Southside Crisis Center at 434-292-1077 or by calling Longwood University Police 434-395-2091, who have access to additional resources (learn more). Information regarding individuals convicted of sex-offenses can be obtained on the Virginia State Police website.
The University's Counseling Staff is available to talk with students who feel a need to discuss any situation. To contact a counselor, follow the normal on-call procedures of notifying a Resident Assistant (RA), Residence Education Coordinator (REC), or the Counseling Center (395-2409).