Safety and Security Officers
University of Lynchburg’s Campus Safety and Security staff, comprised of uniformed, unarmed officers, operates 24 hours every day of the year.
All campus safety officers (CSOs) are non-commissioned security staff members without authority to arrest; CSOs complete a certification program through Virginia’s Department of Criminal Justice Services.
Campus safety officers patrol campus on foot, in golf carts, and in marked cars. While on patrol, officers address crimes and University policy violations occurring on campus, as well as submit safety-related repair requests.
University of Lynchburg’s campus safety officers (CSOs) have the authority to:
- Ask individuals on campus for identification and to determine whether or not individuals have legitimate reason for being on campus;
- Address and report possible violations of University policies and laws committed by students to the Office of the Dean of Students or by University employees to the appropriate administrator for adjudication through University disciplinary processes;
- Use handcuffs to restrain individuals (after the officer completes restraint certification training); and
- Issue tickets for violation of the University of Lynchburg Traffic Code.
A Campus Safety and Security staff member is available at the Information Desk 24 hours per day to receive reports of campus crimes and other emergencies (first floor, Hall Campus Center; emergency: 434.544.5555; non-emergency: 434.544.8100).
In response to a report, a CSO takes appropriate action, which may include going to the scene of the reported incident, asking the caller to come to the Information Desk to make a report, contacting local or state law enforcement agencies, activating procedures for campus-wide announcement of a safety concern through a timely warning, and/or conducting follow-up investigation to collect additional information.
Office of Campus Safety and Security
First floor, Hall Campus Center
1501 Lakeside Drive
Lynchburg, VA 24501