SSO members assist the Police Department in performing weekly checks of the Blue Light emergency phones and any other tasks that will assist the department in providing a safe campus community.
Volunteers are welcome. If interested contact:
Lieutenant John Johnson
A Public Safety program is presented to incoming students and their parents and is designed to increase awareness of crime on campus. It addresses police related issues and how they affect individuals who are attending Longwood. This program is presented several times each year.
To learn more about the Freshman Orientation at Longwood, visit the Office of The First Year Experience.
These seminars are designed to improve safety habits within the student population. Topics include alcohol awareness, residential hall security, personal safety habits, reporting illegal or suspicious activity, crime on campus, and police services. This program allows the student the opportunity to address safety related concerns and to receive an appropriate response.
At the beginning of each school year the Police Department assists in training Residential and Commuter Life (RCL) staff on campus safety, awareness and all police services. This includes alcohol and drug awareness and sexual assault protocols.
The Rape Aggression Defense System is dedicated to teaching women defensive concepts and techniques against various types of assault by utilizing easy, effective and proven self-defense/martial arts tactics. Our system of realistic defense will provide a woman with the knowledge to make an educated decision about resistance.
University Police R.A.D. classes are free; however you must register to participate.
Objective: "To develop and enhance the options of self defense, so they may become viable considerations to the woman who is attacked."
Rape Aggression Defense Training involves:
"Refuse To Be a Victim" is a crime prevention program from the National Rifle Association and is designed to raise levels of awareness on the following areas:
These are just a few of the areas that are covered by the "Refuse To Be a Victim" program.
For more information on the program, please contact:
Lt. Ray Ostrander
Neighborhood Watch, in various forms, has been around for many years. Today it is one of the most popular and successful of all efforts to prevent residential crime. Here in Virginia, it is reported that several hundred thousand households are participating in local Neighborhood Watch programs.
Perhaps one reason for the success of neighborhood Watch is its simplicity. Although programs may vary in the way they are organized and the methods used to reduce the opportunity for crime, all are predicated on the need for residents to protect their neighborhood by observing and reporting suspicious or unusual activities.
Many communities with active programs have experienced substantial decreases in burglary, vandalism and larceny. In addition to the prevention of residential crime, Neighborhood Watch:
To become a member of the Longwood University Neighborhood Watch, contact:
Lt. Ray Ostrander
Protect Your Bicycle from Theft
Put your bicycle in storage when not in use. Bicycles are prohibited from being stored in corridors, hallways, stairwells, lounges or any thoroughfare.
Rewards up to $25,000 for auto theft tips