- 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.
- 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.