Regent University Police Department
At Regent, safety is a priority. That is why we have our own Regent University Police Department (RUPD), headed by Chief of Police Chris A. Mitchell Sr., which is dedicated to protecting students, faculty and staff. Its officers monitor the campus 24 hours a day by video surveillance, and vehicle and foot patrols. All RUPD officers are sworn law enforcement officers under the Code of Virginia. They are armed and possess the same powers under the law as city police officers, with authority to apprehend and arrest anyone involved in illegal acts on campus and areas adjacent to it. Moreover, they provide immediate response to all police, fire and medical emergencies, and vehicle accidents on campus.
The prevention of crime is the primary concern of the RUPD, and you play a vital role in its ability to maintain safety on campus. If you observe any criminal behavior or suspicious activity, contact the police dispatcher at 757.226.2075; for emergencies dial 757.226.2911.
RegentAlert is an Emergency Notification System (ENS). We employ the Blackboard Connect system to send mass emergency notifications. Its primary purpose is to notify Regent faculty, staff and enrolled students in the event of an emergency on campus, such as a man-made or natural disaster. Regent also utilizes this system to notify our constituents of weather-related delays or closings. Learn more.
CAMPUSSHIELD BY 911CELLULAR
The free CampusShield app by 911Cellular is an emergency communication tool between the campus community and RUPD. It offers three major features, backed by a robust geo-mapping feature:
- Emergency calling – Members of the Regent community can signal for emergency assistance 24/7, anywhere on or off campus.
- iReports – Users can send text messages (anonymously, if they choose) along with a photo or video directly to Campus Police to alert them of any suspicious activity.
- Friend Watch – App users can alert friends or family when they need extra safety, such as while jogging alone or leaving class at night.
The CampusShield app by 911Cellular also includes a Safety Escort request and Regent Shuttle Tracker, as well as links to safety awareness tips, emergency procedures and other campus safety resources.
Download the CampusShield app by 911Cellular TODAY:
If you are the victim of a crime and do not want to pursue action within the university system or the criminal justice system, you should still consider making a confidential report. With your permission, the chief or a designee of RUPD can file a report on the incident details without revealing your identity. This will help to take steps to ensure the future safety of yourself and others. Anonymous reports are counted and disclosed in Regent’s annual crimes statistics. Although you may feel uncomfortable reporting a crime, consider the future safety of others and the possible prevention of crime that will result from your confidential report.
Use this form to provide your commendations or complaints regarding Regent University Police personnel. You may also submit appeals related to any received law enforcement action (excluding parking violations). An asterisk (*) indicates a required field.
Any criminal activity that occurs on campus, at Regent Village or at Regent Commons should be immediately reported to the RUPD. A police officer will be immediately dispatched to take a report and investigate the incident. A crime log is maintained by the RUPD in order to appropriately track any criminal activity that occurs on campus. Information on crimes that may impact or relate to the surrounding community is shared directly with appropriate law enforcement agencies.
On-campus emergency call boxes immediately connect you to the RUPD dispatch center where officers are on duty 24 hours a day to send assistance. If you feel your personal safety is at risk or observe criminal activity, contact Campus Police.
Locations of Emergency Call Boxes:
- Between Robertson Hall and University Library
- Between the student lounge/Café Mocha and the fountain
- East side of Classroom Building on Ring Rd.
- Center of Regent Commons parking lot
- Between the rear of the library and the library parking lot (near book drop)
- In front of the Communication & Performing Arts Center
House telephones that provide on-campus dialing services at no cost are available in each building. They are located at:
- Administration Building – 2nd floor
- Classroom Building – 1st floor
- Library – Lobby
- Robertson Hall – 1st floor
- Communication Building – Each floor
- Student Center – 1st floor
The RUPD is the primary agency for reporting and investigating any and all crimes that occur on campus. In the event of a major offense (i.e., rape, murder, aggravated assault, robbery and auto theft) the RUPD would report it to the local police and joint investigative efforts. Investigators from the RUPD and the City of Virginia Beach Police Department would also be deployed to solve these crimes. The prosecution of all criminal offenses, both felony and misdemeanor, is conducted at the Virginia Beach General District Court.
In cases where students are involved in violations of campus policy and/or Commonwealth law, both internal disciplinary measures and/or legal action may be taken. The deans of the appropriate university schools and vice president of student services will initiate disciplinary action in accordance with university policy for violators who are students. University employees who are in violation of established policy are under the jurisdiction of their department heads or deans. Civil authorities will, of course, take whatever actions are deemed appropriate for the offense committed. If minor offenses involving university rules and regulations are committed by a university student, the campus police may refer the individual to the disciplinary division of Student Affairs.
The comprehensive bicycle registration system, allows students, staff and faculty of the Regent University Campus to register for 10.00 USD for a 10 year period. The National Bike Registry has granted RCPD access to the database which will allow it to maintain, track, and investigate any incidents involving bicycles on campus. Upon registration, participants will receive a tamper-proof, weather-resistant sticker, and helpful information about crime prevention.
Any and all requests for campus camera, video footage review or campus camera maintenance must come from approved department heads vetted through the Regent University Police Department. This request form is specifically for those approved department heads at Regent University and The Christian Broadcasting Network. Each form submitted will be vetted through the approved department head prior to the handling of any campus camera.
Any request submitted from an unapproved department head / employee will be denied and reported directly to the appropriate department head. The Regent University Police Department will respond via email or phone within 72 hours of any request submitted. A physical response is dependent on the nature of the inquiry and the urgency level selected. This form should not be submitted if it concerns an active emergency situation. In such cases, the department head should contact Regent University Police immediately at 757.226.2911.
Various counseling services are offered by the Psychological Services Center (PSC), located on the first floor of the Classroom Building. Regent has a Licensed Professional Counselor on staff who provides counseling services to students. Contact information and a link to the online appointment calendar are available at www.regent.edu/counselor.
The RUPD offers fingerprinting service by appointment Tuesday-Thursday 9:00-10:30 a.m. Inkless fingerprints take about ten minutes to complete. Payment of $20.00 (per person) for the service can be made in cash or by check made payable to CBN. Two forms of picture IDs are required. Those preparing for the Bar exam must bring their own fingerprint cards for the state in which they will be applying for the Bar.
Fingerprints will be done in the CSB Building located off CBN Center East. Enter through the front doors, and check in with the Desk Officer.
Please submit the following event request form if police services are needed. Police officer presence during an event is not a guarantee, it is subject to the demands of calls for service and other previous requests.
No policing services will be provided if the request is not made within 10 business days of the scheduled event. Describe the event need in detail, along with other factors that may provide better clarity to responding officers. Thank you.
If you feel your personal safety is at risk while walking to your vehicle after dark, call Campus Police at ext. 2075, and an officer will escort you to your vehicle. Officer assistance is based on availability and there might be a slight wait time. Walking in pairs is also recommended in lieu of assistance from an officer.
To prevent detraction from its primary responsibilities, RUPD does not:
- Furnish telephone numbers: Individuals should call the operator at 757.352.4000.
- Issue student/staff identification cards: This service is provided by Student Services. Students and staff are required to get an ID card and to wear the card at all times when on campus.
- Issue Regent parking passes: All Regent University faculty, staff and students are required to register their vehicles and motorcycles with Administrative Services. Any vehicle not displaying a parking sticker or fully completed visitor pass is subject to ticketing.
- Open locked cars: The RUPD does not want to risk the possibility of damage to your vehicle, but they will call an off-campus locksmith or motor club for you.
- Change flat tires: They will, however, assist in securing help.
- Deliver and post messages for class cancellations
- Accept deliveries for others
The King’s Shuttle, Regent’s free shuttle service, serves to aid safety efforts on campus and to Regent Commons and Regent Village. View the shuttle schedule.
A campus-wide “timely warning” will be issued if an on- or off-campus situation arises that constitutes a threat, in the judgment of the chief of RUPD and the administration. The warning will be issued through the RegentAlert email, phone, text message and voicemail system to students, faculty and staff.
Depending on the particular circumstances of the crime, especially in situations that pose an immediate threat, a message will also be posted on the Regent University homepage. In such instances, a copy of the notice may be posted in each residence hall and at the front door of each on-campus building.
Anyone with information warranting a timely warning should report the circumstances to the Regent University Police dispatcher by phone (757.226.2075) or in person at the dispatch center located in the CBN Studio Headquarters Building, across from the Regent University Student Center.
If your vehicle will not start, we will assist in providing a set of jumper cables to temporarily re-charge your battery. Due to the electrical equipment in our police patrol vehicles, an officer cannot provide a jump start. The individual will need to seek the assistance of another person willing to provide their vehicle. If you need assistance, please contact Campus Police Dispatch at 226.2075.
VINE is an automated service that allows you to track the custody status of offenders in jail or prison over the phone or internet. You can also register to be notified by phone and email if an offender is released, transferred or escapes.
Dispatch Center (non-emergency): 757.226.2075
977 Centerville Turnpike
Corporate Support Building
Virginia Beach, VA 23463
Agency ID: 113014
You may use this form to report lighting or safety concerns, recommend a campus police officer or voice a complaint against one.
The common view of crime prevention is simple: remain alert and attentive to potential dangers, don’t put yourself at risk, and immediately report suspicious incidents or circumstances to the RCPD. The Crime Prevention and Safety topics listed below are suggested ways to deter criminal behavior and to promote safety.
RUBIT was established to provide guidance, uphold policies on suspicious or disruptive behavior, and address safety needs. Learn more about the team.
Access information about Regent’s parking policies and forms associated with them such as parking applications and parking fee waivers.
State Police: http://www.vsp.state.va.us/
Sex Offender Registry: http://sex-offender.vsp.virginia.gov/sor/
Victim Information: https://www.vinelink.com/vinelink/initMap.do
Code of Virginia: http://leg1.state.va.us/000/src.htm
Amber Alert: http://www.vaamberalert.com/
Student/Employee Concerns (RUBIT): https://www.regent.edu/rubit/
Campus Map: https://www.regent.edu/campusmap
If your vehicle is towed from the Regent University campus, it can be retrieved at:
185 Mac St.
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
- Run away from the threat if you can, as fast as you can.
- Contact Campus Police at 226.2911 if possible or dial 2911 from any campus phone.
- If you can get away from the immediate area of danger, summon help and warn others.
- If you decide to hide, take into consideration the area in which you are hiding. Will you be found here? Is this really a good spot to remain hidden?
- Follow the steps mentioned in the Common Response Strategy below.
Though the training guide cannot cover every possible situation, these steps can reduce the number of injuries or deaths if put into action as soon as a situation develops. Time is the most important factor in the optimal management of these types of situations.
- Faculty should immediately lock the students and themselves in the classroom if possible. Cover any windows or openings that have a direct line of sight into the hallway.
- If communication is available, call 2911 (Campus Police).
- Do not sound the fire alarm. A fire alarm would signal the occupants to evacuate the building and thus place them in potential harm as they attempted to exit.
- Lock the windows and close blinds or curtains.
- Stay away from the windows.
- Turn off lights and all audio equipment.
- Try to remain as calm as possible.
- Keep everyone together.
- Keep classrooms secure until police arrive and give you directions.
- If you are not in a classroom, try to get to a classroom or an office.
- Stay out of open areas, and be as quiet as possible
- If for some reason you are caught in an open area such as a hallway or lounge, you must decide what you are going to do. This is a very crucial time, and it can possibly mean life or death.
- You can try to hide, but make sure it is a well-hidden space, or you may be found as the intruder moves through the building looking for victims.
- If you think you can safely make it out of the building by running, do so. If you decide to run, do not run in a straight line. Attempt to keep objects such as desks, cabinets, fixtures, etc. between you and the hostile person(s).
- Follow the steps mentioned in the Common Response Strategy below.
Please note: While the guide refers primarily to academic buildings, these steps are also relevant to administrative buildings and other buildings on campus.
- Lock yourself in your room.
- If communication is available, call 2911 (Campus Police)
- If away from your room, join others in a room that can be locked.
- Do not stay in the open hall.
- Do not sound the fire alarm. A fire alarm would signal the occupants in the rooms to evacuate the building and thus place them in potential harm as they attempted to exit.
- Barricade yourself in your room with desks, beds or anything you can push against the door.
- Lock your window and close blinds or curtains.
- Stay away from the window.
- Turn all lights and audio equipment off.
- Try to stay calm, and be as quiet as possible.
- If you are caught in the open such as hallways and lounge areas, you must decide what you are going to do. This is a very crucial time and can possibly mean life or death depending on your actions.
- You can try to hide, but make sure it is a well-hidden space, or you may be found as the intruder moves through the dorm looking for more victims.
- If you think you can safely make it out of the building by running, do so. If you decide to run, do not run in a straight line. Keep any objects you can between you and the hostile person(s) while in the building.
- Follow the steps mentioned in the Common Response Strategy below.
- When outside, do not run in a straight line.
- While you are running, keep vehicles, bushes, trees and anything that could possibly block the view of the hostile person(s) between you and the hostile person.
- If the person(s) is causing death or serious physical injury to others and you are unable to run or hide you may choose to play dead if other victims are around you.
- The last option you have if caught in an open area on the grounds or in a building or dorm, may be to fight back. This is dangerous, but depending on your situation, this could be your last option.
- If you are caught by the intruder and you are not going to fight back, do not look the intruder in the eyes, and obey all commands. Do not appear to pose a challenge; be submissive.
- Once the police arrive, obey all commands. This may involve your being handcuffed or made to put your hands in the air. This is done for safety reasons, and once circumstances are evaluated by the police, they will give you further directions to follow.
AUTOMATIC EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATOR (AED) TRAINING VIDEO
The following training video has been provided by the manufacturer and pertains solely to the use of ZOLL Automatic External Defibrillators (AED). The AED Plus model AHA 2010 is currently used at Regent University. This model is set to eventually replace all Phillips Magnavox Heart Start AEDs. Please click on the video below to view the ZOLL training segment. If additional training is needed in the Phillips Magnavox Heart Start AED, please click on the provided link below the video.
ZOLL Training Video
Magnavox Training Video
Annual Security & Fire Safety Report
The RUPD prepares this report to comply with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act. The full text of this report can be accessed through the link below. This report is prepared in cooperation with the Virginia Beach Police Department. Campus crime, arrest and referral statistics include those reported to the RUPD, designated campus officials (including but not limited to directors, deans, and vice presidents), and local law enforcement agencies. A procedure is in place to anonymously capture crime statistics reported by individuals who choose to remain anonymous.
Each year, an email notification is made to all enrolled students that provide the web site to access this report. Copies of the report may also be obtained at the RUPD Dispatch Center located on the third floor of the CBN Corporate Support Building at 977 Centerville Turnpike, Virginia Beach, VA 23463.