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Policy: XV.J.1

Issued: December 4, 1995

Owner: Chief of University Police

Latest Revision:

SECURITY AND FIREARMS POLICY

This policy has been migrated to the standardized format.
See
https://policy.itc.virginia.edu/policy/policydisplay?id=SEC-030

1.0 Purpose

This policy describes security and firearms.

2.0 Policy [Top]

Security

The University of Virginia strives to maintain a safe and secure environment for members of the student body, faculty, staff, and general public so they are not unreasonably impeded in their activities by concerns for personal safety. The University Police Department is assigned broad security-related functions. At the same time, individual units, for example, schools, colleges and various non-academic departments have responsibility for the security of facilities assigned for their use. The Police Department is charged to provide security regulations by which students, faculty, and staff are required to abide. Any building-specific regulations, established by units responsible for those buildings, must be consistent with the regulations established by the Police Department.

The University, as with any other public or private entity, cannot assure or guarantee a crime-free living or working environment. Accordingly, it is the responsibility of members of the University community to act in a security-conscious manner and to avoid actions which jeopardize their security as well as the security of others. Members of the faculty, staff, and student body should report all crimes, hazards, emergencies, or dangerous situations to the University Police Department.


Firearms

The possession, storage, or use of any kind of ammunition, firearms, fireworks, explosives, air rifles and air pistols on University-owned or operated property, without the expressed written permission of the University Police, is prohibited.

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