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Security, Safety & Parking

As part of its crime prevention efforts, Norfolk State University Police Department provides seminars on a variety of topics, as well as promote safety projects, which include: Operation Identification, Operation Bookmark, Click It or Ticket (National Campaign), Child Safety Seat Awareness, Take Back the Night Campaign (National Night Out Event), Distracted Driving Awareness, Safety Survey and Statistical information on critical safety and security measures, poster campaigns, and the distribution of brochures and safety fliers.

The Department also encourages the campus community to download and use the LiveSafe mobile safety app. The free app allows for easy communication with NSU police. It is available in the Apple store or Google Play.


Norfolk State University is a decal controlled campus. University faculty / staff and/or students must have valid parking passes may be for  vehicles parked on campus. Visitors should obtain a parking pass from the Parking Ser vices Office, located in the University Police Building, 2501 Corprew Ave.  Norfolk VA, 23504.

NSU Alert System

Emergency Alert Program

Get alerted about emergencies and other important community news by signing up for our Emergency Alert Program. This system enables us to provide you with critical information quickly in a variety of situations, such as severe weather, unexpected road closures, and evacuations of buildings or neighborhoods. You will receive time-sensitive messages wherever you specify, such as your home, mobile or business phones, email address, text messages and more. You pick where, you pick how. 

Use the LiveSafe app.

Here’s how you can get the app:
  1. Open Google Play or the Apple App Store on your phone. Search for "LiveSafe" and download the option with the blue shield.
  2. Tap "Sign up." Fill in your profile information and create a password.
  3. Norfolk State University may pop-up if you are close to the campus. If so, tap "Yes." Otherwise tap "Change" to select Norfolk State University.
  4. Remember, safety and security is everyone’s business.