Virginia Tech Police Department

Our mission

The Virginia Tech Police Department strives to enhance the safety and quality of life for students, faculty, staff and visitors through effective law enforcement and proactive crime prevention in partnership with the university community.

Deriek Crouse Memorial Fund


Upcoming Events

Rape Aggression Defense (RAD)
Dates and Times for the Spring 2014 Semester have been posted. All classes are held at the Resident Life Resource Officer Office in Dietrick Hall (1st Floor).

Student Police Academy (SPA)
Student Police Academy for Fall Semester 2014 will start on September 8th and will end on October 13th. The classes will be held in Room 153 Public Safety Building 330 Sterrett Dr. Blacksburg, VA 24061. All classes will be from 7 pm to 9:30 pm except for the Range Session which will be announced at a later date. There is a waitlist for students, so be sure to sign up for the class as soon as possible to get into the class.


Ellen Krupar receives 2012 President's Award for Excellence

April 23, 2012 – Ellen Krupar, librarian for the Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech, has received the university's 2012 President's Award for Excellence.

She was nominated for the President's Award based on her extensive and selfless service as a community volunteer, specifically to the Virginia Tech Police.

State Police Seek Assistance in Investigating the Death of Morgan Harrington

February 2, 2010 – For more information and ways to contact investigators, visit

Police Continue to Seek Assistance in Investigating the Deaths of Heidi Childs and David Metzler

August 26, 2009 – For more information and ways to contact investigators, visit

Crime Alerts

Sexual assault in Lee Hall

July 23, 2012– At approximately 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 21, the Virginia Tech Police Department received a report of a sexual assault that had allegedly occurred late Friday evening in a residence hall on campus. [...]

Update: Suspect in custody, charged following early morning incident near Henderson Law / Alumni Mall

June 29, 2012 – (6 p.m. update) Virginia Tech Police have mande an arrest in connection to an attempted adbuction which occurred near Henderson Lawn earlier this morning. [...]

Sexual assault in Slusher Hall

March 28, 2012 – An incident was recently reported in which a student was sexually assaulted by another student. The incident occurred on or about January 23 in the early morning hours in a room located in Slusher Hall. [...]

Attempting to Identify Suspect in Home Invasion

January 23, 2012 – On January 22, 2012, at approximately 6:25 pm Blacksburg Police responded to the Orchard Lane area of town for a report of a home invasion and armed robbery. After arriving on the scene the alleged victim reported that three males, all appearing “college age”, entered his home. One suspect, described further as a black male with “cornrows”, reportedly brandished a weapon. [...]