Report a Crime
All crimes or emergencies that occur on the University of Richmond campus should be reported to the University Police by calling 911 to speak to the Communications Center. Crimes may also be reported in person at the police department, which is located on the ground floor of the Special Programs Building. Emergencies include:
- Medical problems
- Life threatening situations
- Crimes in progress
- Location from where you are calling
- The nature of your call
- When the event occurred
- Your name
When using a cell phone to call University Police, callers should dial (804) 289-8911, as dialing 9-1-1 directly may route them to another police agency. If you should be routed to another police department, you need to advise them of your specific location at the University of Richmond so that they may dispatch that information to UR Police.
There are 48 emergency telephone locations throughout the campus, designated by blue lights for easy identification at night. Simply picking up the receiver or pressing a button activates them. They are directly connected to the Police Communications Center, which is staffed 24 hours a day. The location of the activated telephone is automatically identified to the Police Communications Officer.
For non-emergency calls for service, please call (804) 289-8715, or ext. 8715 from a campus phone. Examples of non-emergency calls include:
- Jump starts
- Requests to open or close buildings
- Permission to park after hours
For all types of mental health or safety concerns, or to convey a concern about a member of the University community please fill out this form. The form will be routed to the appropriate office(s).
If immediate assistance is needed because of a threat to someone's safety, call the police:
- On-campus situations: Call UR Police emergency (804-289-8911); or 8911 from any campus phone
- Off-campus situations: Call 911 to access local police responders
The University of Richmond Police Department has joined with Metro Richmond Crime Stoppers to better serve the University community. As a Metro Richmond Crime Stoppers partner, anyone that provides us with tips that lead to an arrest may receive up to $1,000 in cash rewards. This is all determined from a chosen board that revisits all tips that lead to arrests and it is their responsibility to provide what amount and to whom the cash rewards go to, not the University of Richmond.
The Metro Richmond Crime Stoppers was established in Richmond in 1984 and has had significant success with citizens providing law enforcement with information that can solve crimes to help protect the property and safety of others in their community. We don't have to know who you are to know who they are.
When students, staff, or faculty call (804) 780-1000, they will be asked several questions and are assured of their anonymity by being given an identification number. Again, no names are given. Approved rewards are paid out in cash by the identification number. All tips that are called for the University will be submitted only to University Police.
This is similar to our Silent Witness program, and all parties involved will remain confidential. Student, staff, and faculty can submit tips online, by clicking “submit a tip” under the "For Citizens" section. The person will select the country, state (Virginia), and region (University of Richmond), and then a complete the form to submit a tip. It will have areas to submit suspect information, vehicle information, crime notes, drug information, and upload a photo. You will then be issued a code number. A tipster also has the option to log in and add additional information to the tip, or see if there are any follow-up questions pending that they could possibly answer. Again, this form will be submitted only to University Police.
Students, staff, and faculty can also text a tip from their cell phone, by sending the text directly to CRIMES (274637). In the tip message, enter the keyword “URTIP,” followed by the message. The keyword will show what jurisdiction the tip will be sent to, which is University Police. Subsequent messages can be sent without the keyword. Text charges will apply for each text sent.
A free mobile app is available in the Apple App Store or Android Market — just search for "TipSoft" or "TipSubmit." TipSubmit Mobile allows tipsters to submit secure and anonymous tips to Crime Stoppers, law enforcement agencies, or school safety officers and admininstrators.