• Since 2012, Longwood campus security operations have seen budget increases each year, with more than $1.3 million in additional funding allocated.
  • The operational budget has seen an 83% increase since 2012, an average annual increase of more than 10%.
  • The Longwood REF has supplemented annual campus safety funding over the last four years by more than $200,000, secured a new police vehicle, and additional cameras and blue phones.


  • Over the last ten years, LUPD has added five new full-time officers, to a total now of 19. That’s more than double the U.S. average of 8 police officers for the same population.
  • The number of full-time officers per student has increased. There is now one officer for every 273 students on campus, a 24% increase since 2015.

Physical Improvements

  • LUPD operates more than 300 security cameras. In 2013, there were 0.
  • LUPD has installed more than 50 blue phones on Longwood property. In 2013, there were 0.
  • In the last five years, Longwood has spent more than $331,000 on lighting improvements to areas on campus, including High Street, Spruce Street, and several parking areas.
  • In the last ten years, Longwood has added to campus: emergency notification system with siren; additional counseling staff; increased card access to campus buildings
  • New construction over next two years will add 70 cameras and 3 blue light phones
  • Police are in the process of installing 3 additional blue phones at Longwood Village to total 4, along with 21 security cameras.


  • LUPD offers more than 20 programs, including Code Red training and Self-Defense classes.
  • LUPD has adopted community policing practices, focused on building connections with the community and utilizing pro-active, student-focused crime prevention strategies.

Chart of campus safety budget showing an increase from 2012 (at just about 1.5 million) to 2019 (at just under 3 million)