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Department of Police & Public Safety

The Virginia State University Department of Police and Public Safety is here to serve you. Our goal is to support educational opportunities for our students by emphasizing service as a priority, conducting crime prevention as a specialty and performing law enforcement activities as a reality.  

The VSU Police Department espouses a community-oriented policing philosophy and contributes to the quality of life for surrounding neighborhoods.  We provide a full range of law enforcement services and endeavor to maintain the highest standards of our profession.  Our officers are proficient in state-of-the-art patrol techniques and efficient in crime prevention strategies.  

We offer an escort service that is available to assist students, faculty, staff and visitors at all times.  

At VSU, we place the University community first.

Virginia State University Police Mission Statement

VSU Police PatchThe mission of the VSU Department of Police and Public Safety (DPPS) is to facilitate the overall safety and security of VSU students, staff, faculty, and visitors; and, to promote effective safety/security oriented programs and procedures.  The department will provide professional, and contemporary police services that emphasize community involvement and educational initiatives.

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