Welcome to our webpages where you can locate our Crime Log and annual Campus Safety Report (CLERY), and a wide variety of information as it pertains to our Department.
The University of Richmond Police Department strives to provide a vibrant and healthy environment by building relationships to foster success in the classroom and community for students, faculty, staff and visitors. We are a campus police department authorized under Virginia Code 23-232.1. The Police Department is nationally accredited through CALEA and remains in good standing since 1990.
The University of Richmond Police Department maintains a statutory obligation under Virginia Code 23-232.2 to disclose certain criminal incident information. Any citizen of the Commonwealth of Virginia, currently registered students of the University, or parent of a registered student may inspect and copy criminal incident information.
Criminal incident information includes (i) the date, time, and general location of the alleged crime; (ii) a general description of injuries suffered or property damaged or stolen; and (iii) the name and address of any individual arrested as result of felonies committed against persons or property or misdemeanors involving assault, battery, or moral turpitude reported to the campus police, except where disclosure is prohibited by law.
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- Fall Campus Safety Walk on November 15, 2016 starting at 5:30PM from The Special Programs Building. #OneRichmond https://t.co/WYWi9C45CW
- RT @YWCArva: Please share: the Greater #RVA Regional Hotline is a free, confidential, 24/7 resource for survivors of #sexualassault & #dome…
- RT @CleryCenter: Nat'l Hazing Prevention Week is Sept 19-23. Download our free film here: https://t.co/4acGFADmi8 #NCSAM2016 https://t.co/R…
- Dont get towed..read the regulations for Football Game Day parking. #Spiders play Robins Stadium this Saturday 9/10 https://t.co/ri90XoxNXV
- Track UR Transportation Shuttles with the DoubleMap app. https://t.co/5jVq1EEeOo https://t.co/nDhOGCfrJn
- Driving drunk is never a good idea. Make the smart choice and #DriveSober. https://t.co/c8K08VYUAC
- RT @VDEM: #HRVA what’s in your emergency supply kit? Get ideas at https://t.co/p99pdInkDU and save $ during #salestaxholiday weekend
- RT @USDOL: Stay safe in the heat with #WaterRestShade. https://t.co/kfrGhC68fv #OSHA https://t.co/lhPwvDuHyU
- RT @HenricoPolice: The Henrico County employee family gathered for moment of silence today. #Love #RVA #Community #Police https://t.co/p1W9…
- RT @VDEM: Temperatures in the high 90s, heat index above 100s for many parts of #Virginia today, tomorrow and through the wknd https://t.co…
- RT @NHTSAgov: It’s Vehicle Theft Prevention Month. Look for tips all month long about protecting your ride! https://t.co/PNaRERApPj
- RT @NHTSAgov: Declare your independence today! Designate a sober driver to get you home safely. #BuzzedDriving is drunk driving. https://t.…
- RT @SOlympicsVA: The Flame of Hope has been lit and #SummerGames is officially open! #CheerYourHeartOutSide https://t.co/6UgCvyfiiB
- RT @NHTSAgov: It doesn't take long to potentially begin a lifetime of regret. 📱 down, 👀 ’s up. #justdrive https://t.co/7714cvOuti
- RT @DRIVESMARTVA: Seat belts save more than 12,000 lives each year: https://t.co/2lxbTEu3jm
- RT @VDEM: Today we remember those who courageously gave their lives for our freedom. #HonorThem #MemorialDay https://t.co/yOOfnh0w99
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- RT @PolarPlungeVa: @urichmond police chief McCoy you are brrrrave! @URNews2Use @WillowLawn https://t.co/LjVlLc74yA
- RT @NBC12: SEVERE WEATHER THREAT TODAY Tornadoes are possible, main threat is High Winds Text "Weatherapp" to "80412" https://t.co/oijyAUQ7…
- URPD is releasing a new mobile app called LiveSafe. The LiveSafe app links UR campus community to URPD. It's available in the Apple App store and Google Play store. When you download the app you will be entered into a drawing to win prizes!
- University of Richmond Fall Safety Walk 2016 The University is looking for some students to help us out with the Fall Campus Safety Walk on November 15, 2016 starting at 5:30 pm starting from The Special Programs Building. The Fall Safety Walk is a great way to see the campus in a different light, so to speak. During the event, participants go through a list of possible safety issues, such as lighting, signage, or too much vegetation while also suggesting safety improvements. There will be refreshments prior to the walk and it should last no longer than an hour to an hour and a half. This is an excellent way to create safety awareness and support crime prevention at U of R. The department is looking for 10 students to assist. The point of contact for this will be firstname.lastname@example.org, if you are interested you can contact me directly? It really is a great experience and your feedback is always welcomed. If you have any questions don't hesitate to email me.
- Congratulations to Officer Renee Walcott for her award from Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (MADD) from Lieutenant Al Johnson. Renee, way to represent URPD in the group shot.
- It's National Fire Prevention Week. A Lert knows during a fire, crawl below the smoke. Are you A Lert?
- More 'Tag the Cruiser' photos from the VA State Fair.
- This is a test of UR Alert, a component of the University of Richmond Emergency Notification System. During an actual emergency, information about the incident as well as actions to be taken would be included. Visit alert.richmond.edu for additional information. Again, this is only a test.
- If you are heading out to the Virginia State Fair make sure to stop by and meet with Sgt. Baran and Ofc. Johnson!
- These are great tips to prevent car break-ins Lock Your Doors A majority of car break-ins and thefts are from unlocked cars. Even if you are parked in front of your house, in your driveway or inside your garage, lock your doors. Criminals like to walk down the street and see if a car is unlocked, if it is they open the door and take whatever is visible and move on to the next target. However, if the door is locked, they are more likely to move on. Secure Your Vehicle Roll your car windows up all the way and engage the car alarm, but do not depend on it as the only way to deter a thief. A car thief can break into your car and be out in about 30 seconds, fast enough that an alarm doesn't scare most of them away. Keep Your Vehicle Tidy Thieves like to window shop! Avoid leaving anything visible in the car. Almost any item that's visible from the outside - even if you think it is worthless - could be seen as valuable to a thief. Your spare change, sunglasses, even an empty bag (a thief may think there is something inside the bag) could be valuable in the mind of a thief. Conceal All Proof Stow your electronics and accessories well out of sight, or just take it along with you. The proof alone might be enough to pique the interest of thieves, including items such as power cords, adapters, and GPS windshield suction-cup mounts. If you remove the suction cup, make sure to wipe the ring off the windshield; it's a dead giveaway that you own a GPS. Stash Before You Park Get in the habit of putting items you want hidden in the trunk of your car before you arrive at your destination. Thieves will linger in busy parking lots looking for you to stash your valuable items. Source: http://www.parkerpolice.org/1726/Help-Prevent-Car-Break-ins
- "On Tuesday, our members and I had the absolute pleasure, and I mean that sincerely, of taking a self-defense class with Officer Witten, Lieutenant Johnson and Sergeant Blizzard. My experiences with the police department, both in setting up the class and participating in the class, were outstanding. The class itself is very informative, easy to understand and enjoyable. After the class, several of our members told me they felt more empowered and confident. Some of the women have even looked up kick boxing classes to take because they enjoyed the physical aspects of the class so much. Most importantly, I feel confident I could defend myself against an attacker.” -Kate Miceli The Community Chair for Richmond Women’s Law
- Natalia Green Director of Parking and Transportation receives an award submitted by GRTC from the Association of Commuter Transportation – Chesapeake Chapter for her efforts guiding UR Transportation
- On September 27, at 4:30 p.m., the University of Richmond Police Department will host an open forum in the Whitehurst Living Room. We invite all faculty, staff, and students to visit with a representative of the police department to socialize, ask questions, and present your concerns with no pre-set agenda. As an added bonus, we'll have free cookies available for those who attend! Please come join us, we look forward to hearing your concerns and getting to know you better.
- Thank you to Lt. Alfred Johnson and Officer Dave Johnson for attending a commemorative service at Bethlehem Lutheran Church on Sunday, September 11. Also in the photo are two VCU police officers that would good enough to give their time by attending the service.
- Football Games Parking lots B1- B7, R18 - R23 will be closed to all vehicles starting at 2 a.m. This means that any vehicle found parked in the parking lots off Boatwright or Campus Drive after 2 a.m. Saturday morning will be towed. Faculty/staff vehicles or vehicles not displaying a University of Richmond permit will be towed off campus. This regulation will be strictly enforced. Parking lots B1 - B7 will reopen at 9 a.m. for vehicles with reserved parking passes. Faculty/staff members without an official Athletic reserved parking pass must park in general parking areas inside the Main or Westhampton gate.
- Chief Dave McCoy gives a shout out to Jason the Manager of WAWA located at 7316 Forest Hill Avenue and URPD for supporting Special Olympics in Virginia. Stop by and visit Sergeant Randy Baran and student auxiliary officer Smaragha Spyrou as they raise funds with our cover the cruiser program! And you can also purchase a 2016 Harley-Davidson Motorcycle "Street Glide Special" raffle ticket to be given away on September 24, 2016. Only a few hours left to come over gas up and donate to Special Olympics!
- Remember, buzzed driving is drunk driving.
- The Public Safety Auxiliary would like to honor and thank UR Security Officer James Rich for his 18 years of service with the University of Richmond Department of Public Safety (URDPS) and congratulate him on his well deserved retirement. We will miss seeing Jimmy around and we all are losing out on a great team player and all around great person! We'll miss you and hope you enjoy your well deserved retirement.Thanks Jimmy!!
- Laws and Safety Tips The laws regulating bicycling on Virginia's public highways define the rights and duties of bicyclists as well as the motorists with whom they share the roadway. Bicyclists and motorists basically have the same rights and duties, and the laws governing traffic regulation apply equally to both. The following information is intended to help bicyclists understand the laws that apply to the operation of bicycles in Virginia.
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