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The Norfolk State University Police Department is a proactive, value-driven organization that supports the academic mission of the University through the delivery of quality, professional, and innovative police services with integrity, that are tailored to the needs of our progressive community.

Our primary goal is to ensure that all members of the University community are able to live, study, work and enjoy the full range of experiences offered by the University. In order to achieve this goal, the University Police will make every effort to reduce the risk of crime to the lowest possible level. This goal will be achieved by deploying twenty-four hour police patrols and security patrols of the campus property, the utilization of modern security solutions, the enforcement of federal and state laws and University policies, proven crime prevention methodologies and best practices, ensuring compliance with safety regulations and community programming that enhances our relationship with those who live and work near our campus.



To the Norfolk State University Community, Visitors, and Friends: We Care. We are committed to serve and protect.

The Norfolk State University Police Department’s leadership team is comprised of the Chief of Police, Deputy Chief of Police, Operations Lieutenant, Investigations Lieutenant, and an Administrative Lieutenant. The safety and well-being of the Universities Community is the goal of the Norfolk State University Police Department (NSUPD). We take pride in supporting the academic excellence of our students. While fully supporting our ambitious faculty, which is dedicated to helping students achieve their goals. Our department has developed a comprehensive plan that utilizes modern technology and continues to maintain an operative relationship with the City of Norfolk. This is our overall mission and dedication to keeping the campus safe.

Your Support

Thank you in advance for your participation in keeping the campus safe and secure.

It is very important to have supportive collaboration from the University Community, by participating in safety and security awareness, everyone within the University Community can be alert for unusual or suspicious behaviors, and notify the Police. Your cooperation and support is critical, as we are an open educational community where students, faculty and staff are on campus many hours of the day and night. In its urban setting, the University shares many of the same safety and security concerns as major metropolitan areas. It is for this reason that the University Community must take safety seriously.