Community Advisory Page

December 4, 2020

Current Advisory

There are no current advisories and VSU is operating under normal conditions.


It is essential to be prepared for emergency situations and to be cognizant of ways to prevent crime and avoid dangerous situations.

The Virginia State University Police Department would like to remind students, in particular, to keep personal safety in mind. There are certain things you need to be aware of as residents of an urban environment, as crimes may occur in our community.

The best defense is to be prepared and to take responsibility for your own safety and for that of your friends and fellow students. Be aware of your surroundings at all times, walk with a friend and make use of Walking Escort Service. For additional safety tips from the VSU Police, please follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to read VSU’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report and to share this information with other members of the community.

VSU is dedicated to promoting a safe and secure environment for learning, living, working or visiting.

VSU Police Department

21012 Service Road
PO Box 9405
Petersburg, VA  23806
Emergency Phone (804)524-5411
Non-Emergency Phone (804)524-5360
Fax (804) 524-5614

VSU Police Department