Patrol Area and Jurisdiction

The jurisdiction of the University of Mary Washington Police includes all University owned or controlled property to include public sidewalks and streets immediately adjacent, as well as the main campus, athletic fields, Facilities Services at the Battleground complex, Brompton Estate, the Jepson Alumni Executive Center, the James Monroe Museum and Memorial Library, James Monroe Presidential Center, and Belmont Estate/ Gari Melchers Gallery, and the Stafford campus.

University Police officers regularly patrol the streets, parking lots and grounds of the campus via vehicles and on foot. Officers are required to make periodic foot patrols of the area around and inside buildings during each shift. In addition to increasing security, foot patrols provide officers an opportunity to enhance communications with individuals who live and work at the University.

University Police are responsible for maintaining order and security during all campus events, such as athletic events, concerts, rallies, or visits from high ranking government officials, and on occasion play host to local schools utilizing the University’s facilities. The University Police Department also employs unarmed security personnel who are assigned to work special events and functions on campus as needed.

University Police strive at all times to keep the University community as safe and harmonious as possible; however, there are times when crimes occur and arrests must be made.  The University Police maintain a close working relationship with the Virginia State Police, City of Fredericksburg Police Department, and the Sheriff’s Offices of Stafford and Spotsylvania Counties.


UMW Police PatchAny questions, comments or concerns in reference to Police procedure, policy, regulations or other similar items, email the Police Captain, Mark Sandor @ msandor@umw.edu