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, and the Early Warning System.