Global links and utilities:

Virginia State University Home

Emergency Communications

The Emergency Communications Section is considered to be the "nerve center" of the VSU Police Department.

Highly trained professionals, who are on duty 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  The Communications Section answers all incoming calls for Police or Security services and coordinates their directed responses, whether emergency or non-emergency.

Communications Officers answer telephones, monitor fire and intruder alarms on campus, receives emergency communications from other federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, sends/receives emergency messages via The Virginia Criminal Information Network, National Criminal Information Dente, and responds to walk-in requests from the general public.

The Communications Section is equipped with an enhanced surveillance camera system that contains over two hundred cameras that are monitored 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Communications Officers are responsible for the RAVE Emergency alert notifications system, Emergency Call Boxes, the Early Warning System and the TipSoft  text-a-tip messaging system.

Communications Officers Code of Ethics

As a dispatcher, I regard myself as a member of an important and honorable profession.  I am to be a model to both the community and department I serve.

  • recognize the positive relationship between good physical and mental conditioning in the performance of my job.
  • I will perform my duties with efficiency and professionalism.
  • I acknowledge respect for all human life and that all citizens are entitled to my utmost at all times.
  • I will refrain from prejudicial thoughts and ideals, always allowing fair and open access to all the public.
  • My conduct and performance will always include honesty, integrity and respect for my fellow workers and citizens of the community, city, state and country of which I serve as am ultimately responsible and accountable to.
  • I will not use the office I have been entrusted with for my own personal gain, unethical practices or for profit.
  • I will give the most efficient and impartial service which I am capable. I understand the importance of courtesy and will maintain it as a bench mark.
  • I also understand that I alone am responsible for my conduct and actions.
  • I will always do my best through word and deed to present an image of a professional who is committed to progress in both improving and enlightening my profession.

Virginia State University
Police Department

21012 Service Road
PO Box 9405
Petersburg, VA  23806
Phone (804) 524-5360
Fax (804) 524-6414

Follow us on Social Media

VSUFacebook Facebook
VSU Twitter Twitter
VSU Instagram Instagram

Share this page: