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Regent University Police Department

Regent University Police Department

Emergency Alert
There is an active shooter on the Regent University campus in Virginia Beach, VA. Students are asked to remain in doors, remain safe, and pray.

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.

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.


Regent University Police Department
977 Centerville Turnpike
Virginia Beach, VA 23463

contact by Phone

757.226.5037 (Administrative Inquiries)
757.226.5032 (Patrol Division Concerns)
757.226.5065 (Investigative Concerns)
757.226.5034 (Fax)

Office Hours

Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday: Closed

Chief Mitchell, Regent University Police Department Chief.

Chief Mitchell
Police Department Chief

Captain William Oliver, Regent University Police Department Patrol Division Commander.

Captain William Oliver
Patrol Division Commander

LT Joshua McCalla, Regent University Police Department Patrol Division LT.

LT Joshua McCalla
Patrol Division LT

Coleen McCauley, Regent University Police Department Professional Standards.

Coleen McCauley
Professional Standards Division

SGT Christopher Szymanski, Regent University Police Department Investigation Division.

SGT Christopher Szymanski
Investigation Division

SGT David Manseau, Regent University Police Department Training Division.

SGT David Manseau
Training Division

Katherine VanDoren, Regent University Police Department Communications Manager.

Katherine VanDoren
Communications Manager

Stephen Styron, Regent University Police Department Technical Services Manager.

Stephen Styron
Technical Services Manager

Elizabeth Lenk, Regent University Police Department Office Manager & Executive Asst. to Chief Mitchell.

Elizabeth Lenk
Office Manager & Executive Asst. to Chief Mitchell

Operations Division

The Operations Division provides daily law enforcement services to students, faculty, staff, and visitors at Regent University. Officers handle a wide variety of calls for service by following the department’s core values of Sacrifice. Excellence. Respect. Vigilance. Innovation. Character. Endurance to ensure a high level of service is provided to those requiring police assistance.

To successfully meet the department’s core values of S.E.R.V.I.C.E. the Operations Division is made up of several divisions: Patrol/Public Safety Division, Professional Standards Divisions, Communications Division, and Technical Support Division.

Patrol Division

The Patrol Division is comprised of DCJS certified law enforcement officers who respond to calls for service in and around Regent University property by vehicles, bicycles, or foot 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The Patrol Division also works with the Virginia Beach Police Department when investigating criminal violations. Officers have received training in first aid, crisis Intervention (CIT), de-escalation techniques and NARCAN so that they can provide quality services to the diverse needs of the Regent community.

The Public Safety Division is comprised of armed DCJS certified security officers who aid the Patrol Division. Security officers respond to calls for service such as unlocking doors for students/staff, providing safety escort, patrol the campus, and maintains a supportive relationship with local law enforcement.

Communications Division

The Communications Division is comprised of dispatchers who are on duty 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and assist the Patrol Division by answering calls and dispatching patrol units to various types of incidents.

Dispatchers are certified DCJS 911 operators who provide police officers with information related to investigations of crimial and non-criminal incidents in and around Regent University property.  

Technical Support Division

The Technical Support Division is responsible for the designing, installing, programming, maintaining, servicing, and inspecting of all access control panels and equipment on doors, CCTV cameras, keys and cores on all buildings and all security systems on and off Campus.       

Professional Standards Division

The Professional Standards Division includes the Training Division, Investigations Division and Internal Affairs which investigates all complaints of alleged misconduct of police department personnel. Once an investigation of misconduct is completed it is sent to the appropriate division for review and recommendations. The final disposition is subject to the approval of the Chief of Police.

The Training Division is responsible for maintaining the training mandate set by the Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) for RUPD officers. Annual In-Service training includes firearms, defensive tactics, crisis intervention, constitutional law, cultural diversity, and ethics.

The Investigations Division is responsible for investigating criminal cases which occur within RUPD’s jurisdiction. Investigative support is also provided to the Patrol Division and works in close liaison with Campus Security Authorities (CSA), Title IX Coordinator, and with other law enforcement agencies.

Emergency Number: 757-226-2911 | Non-Emergency Number: 757-226-2075

Any unusual or suspicious activity that occurs on campus, at Regent Village or at Regent Commons should be reported to the RUPD. A police officer will be 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.

If you feel your personal safety is at risk while walking to your vehicle after dark, call Campus Police at 757.226.2075 or 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.

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.

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.

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 Regent University. 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.

For more information contact:
Sgt. David Manseau
Regent University Police Dept.
977 Centerville Turnpike
Virginia Beach, VA 23463-0001

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.

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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 757.226.2075.

The National Bike Registry has a database which will allow it to maintain and track bicycles that are recorded on their site.


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.
  • Deliver and post messages for class cancellations
  • Accept deliveries for others

Access information about Regent’s parking policies and forms associated with them such as parking applications and parking fee waivers.

If your vehicle is towed from the Regent University campus, it can be retrieved at:

Jack’s Towing
185 Mac St.
Virginia Beach, VA 23462

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.

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 all criminal and non-criminal incidents that occur on campus. In the event of a major offense (i.e., rape, murder, aggravated assault, robbery) 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.

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.

Emergency Number: 757-226-2911 | Non-Emergency Number: 757-226-2075

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.

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If the crime you are reporting is still in progress and/or if there is an imminent threat to the victim or others, please immediately call Regent University Police on their emergency line at 757.226.2911 (or 911).  The non-emergency line for Regent University Police Department is 757.226.2075. You may also complete a Campus Security Authority Report (CSA) form.

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Regent Safe App.

Regent Safe App

The free Regent Safe app is an emergency communication tool between the campus community and RUPD. It offers three major features, backed by a robust geo-mapping feature:

Mobile BlueLight – Members of the Regent community can tap the button to simultaneously send their location to and call university police, RUPD will then receive your location in real time.

Virtual Walk Home – Use this feature to let RUPD know where you're traveling, so they can keep an eye on you. University police will be able to monitor your progress to your end destination.

Friend Walk – App users can send real time location to a contact or local police with an emergency button in case of crisis.

The Regent Safe app by RAVE also includes a Chat with University Police and Report a Tip feature, as well as links to safety awareness tips, emergency procedures and other campus safety resources.

Download the Regent Safe app by RAVE TODAY:

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