Phone:(434) 924-7166
Fax: (434) 924-4552
Saferide: (434) 242-1122

2304 Ivy Road
P.O. Box 400214
Charlottesville, VA 22903-44790

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Educational Seminars

Educational seminars are available to both students and staff members of the University. While most programs are presented at the request of the individual or organization, there are certain programs scheduled in advance by the police department that are open to the community. Seminars are available on the following safety and security topics: General safety and security, alcohol awareness, illegal drugs, hazing, sexual assault prevention, and self defense.

Rape Aggression Defense Classes (R.A.D.)

University of Virginia Police Officers instruct classes in self-defense not only for female students, faculty, and staff, but for females in the community. The program deals with escapes, physical attacks, personal awareness,risk avoidance, community assistance, and procedures for prosecution. The class is four weeks long with one 3 hr class per week. Instructors use the Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) System to teach self-defense. For more information, contact Officer Rexrode at

Security Surveys

This program consists of crime prevention officers performing evaluations of buildings or areas and providing recommendations for the improvement of security in those locations. These surveys are provided on request. Departmental goals call for the provision of 2 to 4 security surveys per month.

"Just Report It" - Sexual Misconduct Reporting Program

This program allows sexual assault survivors who do not want to make an official report to make confidential anonymous reports concerning their assaults. These reports are used for informational purposes by the police department in planning directed patrol and providing warnings to students and staff when appropriate. Click Here for more.

Blue Light Phones

There are more than 400 blue light phone in place around the University of Virginia. Telephones are in every dormitory, along frequently traveled sidewalks, and in parking lots. Some academic buildings also have phones. These phone dial directly into the University Police department. If you need assistance, just activate a blue phone and state the problem. A police officer will respond. Map of Blue Light Phones and Locations of Blue Light Phones

Support Services

Educational programming, medical assistance,or counseling can also be obtained though the following groups:
UVA Police Crime Prevention: (434) 924-8845
Health System Emergency Room: (434) 924-2231
Elson Student Health Center: (434) 924-5362
Dean of Students Office: (434) 924-7133
Sexual Assault Resource Agency (SARA): (434) 977-7273 (rape crisis)
Shelter for Help in Emergency: (434) 293-8509
UVA Women's Center: (434) 982-2774
Sexual Assault Education Coordinator: (434) 982-2774
UVA Police Victim/Witness Program: (434)531-5600
Charlottesville's Victim/Witness Program: (434) 970-3176
Albemarle County Victim/Witness Program: (434) 296-5830