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For information regarding how to report a crime, contact University Police at (757) 823-8102.

Blue Lights

Outdoor “blue light” emergency call boxes are strategically located throughout the campus and connect directly to the University Police Department. This security measure is provided to ensure safety.

Campus Safety
The term “campus crime” tends to bring to mind a few obvious crimes, such as bicycle thefts or textbook thefts. Certainly, these thefts can and do prove very costly to victims. But a realization that any crime that occurs in society can and does occur on a college or university campus puts you one step closer to avoid being a victim. Most crimes can be deterred, if not entirely prevented, by developing simple habits and performing certain tasks. While following the tips below cannot guarantee that you will not be a victim of a crime, your chances of being victimized can be reduced.

Crime Prevention
Norfolk State University Police Department is “Community Policing Oriented” and uses a variety of crime prevention methods that also serve as early intervention programs. The department’s belief is that the key to preventing crime is “awareness and educational programs.”

Campus Security
The University Police Department is a part of Norfolk State University’s Department of Administration and Finance. The department performs a variety of law enforcement tasks, including but not limited to, investigation of criminal activity, apprehension of criminals, traffic enforcement, emergency response, and special security assignments.


Grant to Reduce Violent Crimes Against Women on Campus
The Norfolk State University Police Department has been awarded the following grant to promote positive campus safety programs and relationships. The implementation of this grant will enhance campus safety, as well as create positive programs:

Grant to Reduce Violent Crimes Against Women on Campus

  • The grant to reduce violent crimes against women on campus provides constructive and effective support for women who have experienced past or recent sexual assault. A major goal of the program includes increasing the delivery of victims’ assistance services on campus, as well as providing for off-campus services.
  • The grant also provides information, education, resources and awareness for the entire campus community.
  • Policies and protocols will be reviewed, assessed and/or developed as appropriate, with informational resources and training extended to neighborhoods that surround the campus.
  • The entire campus community is encouraged to participate in training that is designed to foster a positive campus environment.