The Office of Campus Safety and Security is located on the first floor of Hall Campus Center.
Office of Campus Safety and Security
1501 Lakeside Drive
Lynchburg, VA 24501
Esteban Soto III
Chief of Campus Safety and Security
Campus Safety Officers
University of Lynchburg’s campus safety and security staff, comprised of uniformed, unarmed officers, operates 24 hours a day, year-round. All campus safety officers (CSOs) are non-commissioned security staff and have completed a certification program through Virginia’s Department of Criminal Justice Services.
Campus safety officers patrol the campus on foot, in golf carts, and in marked cars. While on patrol, they address crimes and University policy violations occurring on campus, as well as submit safety-related repair requests.
While they don’t have arrest powers, Lynchburg’s campus safety officers do have the authority to:
- Ask individuals on campus for identification to determine whether or not they have a legitimate reason to be on campus.
- Address and report student or employee violations of University policies and laws to the Office of the Dean of Students or the appropriate administrator for adjudication through University disciplinary processes.
- Use handcuffs to restrain individuals (after officer completes restraint certification training).
- Issue tickets for violations of the University traffic code.
A campus safety and security staff member is always on duty at the information desk to receive reports of campus violations/crimes and other emergencies.
Follow up may include going to the scene of the reported incident, asking the caller to come to the information desk to make an official report, contacting local or state law enforcement agencies, activating procedures for campuswide announcement of safety concerns, and/or conducting an investigation to collect additional information.