Overview & Guidelines
At Reynolds, a safe and secure campus is a high priority. Campus awareness and cooperation, along with guidance and support of a well-trained and professional safety and security staff, help to ensure a positive learning environment.
Police officers are sworn officers of the Commonwealth of Virginia and have full arrest powers as authorized by state statute. Each officer has completed training mandated by the Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) and is empowered by state law to carry firearms, conduct criminal investigations, make arrests, testify in court and all other duties expected of a law enforcement official. Security Officers are non-sworn personnel who offer assistance by responding to calls for service, taking preliminary reports and other duties as assigned. They are not empowered to make arrests or carry firearms.
All calls for service should go through our Campus Police Emergency Communications Center Emergency:
Ext. 5911 from an on-campus phone.
Ext. 5219 from an on-campus phone.
The points of personal contact for the Department of Police:
Parham Road Campus
Burnette Hall, Suite 100
Room 122 in the 1st floor lobby
Main Lobby of Building C-20
Investigations of Crime
Our police personnel are responsible for the investigation of criminal offenses, and internal investigations. Officers are trained in the most innovative methods of investigation, and have access to the latest state of the art equipment. Departmental personnel work closely with local law enforcement agencies, the Commonwealth's Attorneys Office, State Police and other law enforcement authorities.
The Reynolds Community College Department of Police provides 24-hour uniformed response to calls for service, provides routine and directed patrol activities, investigates vehicle accidents, and performs investigations of criminal offenses. Uniformed security officers also assist with building security and other calls for service as necessary.
The department maintains close contact with other law enforcement agencies to include:
• The Virginia State Police
• Richmond Police Department
• Henrico County Division of Police
• Goochland County Sheriff's Department
How to Get Help, Report an Emergency, and Report a Crime
All emergencies, criminal acts, or questionable behavior should be reported immediately to the Department of Police either in person or by telephone. Police, Fire and Rescue Squad can be reached in all campus locations by dialing 911.
Campus Safety Services
The Department of Police provides other non-emergency services to the college community and is a source of information about the campus facilities and available services. In spite of the low level of violent crime on our campuses, all community members are urged to take responsibility for their own and others' security and to report any offenses to campus security personnel.
Criminal Offense Log
In accordance with the provisions of the Clery Act, a campus criminal offense log is maintained by the Department of Police. Interested persons can access this information at the Department of Police office at all of the Reynolds Community College campuses, or on this website.
Campus buildings are patrolled on a regular basis by the Department of Police, buildings are locked at the end of classes each night, although Campus Security may remain on duty throughout the night at some campus locations. Reynolds Community College is not a residential academic institution.
Reynolds has procedures to ensure that repairs and maintenance related to safety and security are completed in a timely fashion. To request repairs of broken windows, broken locks, doors, etc. please report to the Department of Police or directly to Building Maintenance. For college staff requesting repairs, please use work order requests on the Inside Reynolds website.
Timely Warning Reports
Members of the Reynolds community are notified in a timely manner about security situations and crimes that are considered to represent a threat to students and employees. A primary method of notification of the "Campus Safety Alerts" is by campus-wide e-mail. As appropriate, notices are made on Reynolds's cable channel 62, as well as posted on bulletin boards.