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The Virginia Tech Police Department is a strong advocate of community policing. The department conducts various demonstrations and presentations to establish stronger ties to the Blacksburg and Virginia Tech community. In order to request a presentation, please email Officer Jamal Jackson at Have a unique or specialized request? Please reach out!

Various VTPD officers presenting to groups

In addition to the following demonstrations and presentations, the department is available to create customized demonstrations and presentations upon request: 

Officer Austin Shanks next to a patrol vehicle

Learn more about our fantastic officers, our different operational divisions and the variety of services we provide to keep our community safe!

Officer Ogle, K9 Toro and several community members

VTPD's K9 Unit is home to three brave and very talented pups as well as their handlers.  Learn more about how our K9s operate to protect our community as well as the entire southwestern region of VA!

Corporal Tarter speaking with students

Burning questions that you have always wanted to ask a police officer? We are open to sharing and helping people understand more about what our officers do and experience on a daily basis. Invite us to a group setting or schedule some time for a 1:1 conversation!

Deputy Chief Tony Haga presenting to a group

Virginia Tech's Threat Assessment Team is a multidisciplinary group that is essential for community safety on our campus and beyond. Learn more about the team, what behavior to report and additional violence prevention resources!

Officers speak with a student about bike safety

Self-defense requires much more than physical training. Our officers can help prepare community members for the mental conditioning and overall awareness required for a self-defense mindset. 

Emergency Response Team Presentation

Our Emergency Response Team is a small group of highly-trained officers who respond to critical incidents on campus. Interested in learning more? This educational experience can be a presentation or an interactive opportunity to see some of the team's equipment.

Multiple students in RAD fighting the "red man"

Are you ready to take your self-defense mindset to the next level? The Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D. for Women) and Resisting Agression with Defense (R.A.D. for Men) are free classes taught by VTPD. These courses begin with awareness, prevention, risk reduction/avoidance and progress to the basics of hands-on defense training. Our instructors make learning self-defense tactics both fun and empowering!

A VTPD officer helps with traffic

Whether traveling by car, bicycle, scooter or foot, community members should always prioritize traveling safely.  Request an opportunity to learn more about traffic and/or pedestrian safety!

One Love Foundation logo with two ongoing group discussions

VTPD in collaboration with the One Love Foundation offers multiple programs each year to raise awareness about the warning signs of abuse related to relationship violence.  To learn more about Team One Love, visit here.

Whether on computers, phones, or other devices, more and more of the world operates and relies on technology. As convenient as that is, it also makes us vulnerable to potential cybercrime.  Learn more about how to protect yourself and others in the digital realm!

VT logo with HokieStone

Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) is a multidisciplinary approach to risk reduction and community building in order to promote crime prevention and facilitate a safer, more secure environment. Learn more about these strategies and how you can apply them in your community, office or home!

Officer Nikki Martin with group of students for program

Interested in having one or more of our officers join a class or a club meeting as a guest? We'd love to! From talking about the law enforcement field to feeding our fowl friends at the Duck Pond, we love engaging our community members!

VTPD officers and Emergency Management staff presenting outdoors

Not sure how to respond to different types of acts of violence, severe weather or other emergencies? We can help! Be prepared for different situations and learn how to respond while on campus and beyond.

Hokie Ready App logo

The Hokie Ready App offers critical emergency information and resources for all campus community members. Learn more about the university's safety app and all that it has to offer!

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