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Report a Crime

All crimes or emergencies that occur on the University of Richmond campus should be reported to the University Police by calling 804 (289) 8911 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
  • Fire
  • Life threatening situations
  • Crimes in progress
When calling, tell the communications officer the following information:
  • Location from where you are calling
  • The nature of your call
  • When the event occurred
  • Your name
Reporting a Crime or Emergency
Calling from a Cell Phone

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.

Calling from a Campus Emergency Phone

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.

Non-Emergency Calls

For campus 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
  • Escorts
  • Requests to open or close buildings
  • Permission to park after hours
Mental Health and Safety Concerns

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
Report a Clery Crime
How to Report

CSAs should report all incidents through one of the following links:

  1. Resident Assistants should report through their normal RA Incident Form in Maxient and select the appropriate box indicating that the incident may be a reportable offense.
  2. Faculty, Staff and Other CSAs should report using the Campus Security Authority Incident Report Form.
Anonymous Reporting
Metro Richmond Crime Stoppers

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.

Silent Witness Program

If you see crime occurring on campus, including fraud (so-called “white collar” crime), submit details using the Silent Witness form. All information will be kept confidential.

UR Spider Safe App

The Office of Emergency Management would like to introduce the new University of Richmond Campus Safety App: UR Spider Safe!

Members of the campus community may make an anonymous report using the URSpiderSafe mobile app. University employees who are designated as Campus Security Authorities may not report anonymously.

Please visit for the download links or visit your phones app store and search UR Spider Safe. This new app has many interactive functions including: various ways to connect to the UR Police Department, emergency preparedness information, Mobile Bluelight, UR Buses information, and much more.

University of Richmond Police

Special Programs
490 Westhampton Way
University of Richmond, VA 23173

Emergency: (804) 289-8911
Non-Emergency: (804) 289-8715
Toll-Free: 1-833-531-4414
Fax: (804) 289-8720

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