About DCS

The Department of Campus Security, located in Botetourt Hall, provides 24-hour-a-day campus security services to the campus community.  Security Officers are linked to the Security Dispatch Center by two-way radios. Security Officers conduct foot and motor vehicle crime prevention patrols of the campus grounds, academic and administrative buildings, and residence halls with increased emphasis during the hours of darkness. Security Officers also provide additional duties such as personal safety escorts on campus, enforcing all parking regulations, responding to calls-for-service, and assisting with special events.

Our Security Dispatch Center is located within the Campus Security Station in Botetourt Hall. The Security Dispatch Center is staffed and operational 24 hours a day, seven days a week, throughout the year by Security Dispatchers. The on-campus emergency number, 6911, directly connects any campus phone with the Security Dispatch Center and should be used when fire, police, medical, or campus security response is required or there is a threat to community safety. This number is also published in the university telephone directory and student handbook. For information, escort services, and other non-emergency calls, students and employees should call the 24-hour non-emergency number, 540-362-6419.