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Campus Police

Message from the Chief

Chief Craig S. HarrisThe Virginia Western Police Department welcomes you to our website. On this site we offer an explanation of our services, as well as crime prevention tips, lost and found property help, the college's weapons policy, crime reporting, and the annual Security and Crime Report.

We are committed to a healthy partnership with our community; a partnership which strives to find the best means of fostering a safe and secure learning environment. As a law enforcement agency with sworn and civilian employees, we are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to serve the main campus. By collaborating with you and our esteemed regional partners we can successfully address quality of life issues as well as criminal activities when necessary. To that end, Virginia Western Campus Police Department is committed to serving you.

Chief Craig S. Harris
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Contact Us

Our office is now located in the College Services Building. The College Services Building is at the end of parking lot #9, near the intersection of Colonial Ave and Overland Drive.

By Phone

From campus-system phones dial: 7-7979 or from pay-phones or outside lines dial: 540-857-7979.

Call Buttons

Every elevator has a "call" button which when pressed will dial the VWCC police department and allow you to request assistance.

There are call boxes (look for the poles with the red or blue lights in the tops) located in the Four Seasons Mall (between Fishburn and Anderson Halls), at the bottom of the steps between Webber Hall and the Student Activities Center, between Chapman and Duncan Halls in parking lot #1 and outside our office building (College Services). The Police Department office is now located in the College Services Building, at the end of Parking Lot #9 near the intersection of Colonial Ave and Overland Drive.

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Contact Us

Location: College Services Building
Phone: 540-857-7979

3054 Colonial Ave., SW
Roanoke, VA 24015

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