The Emergency Communications Center is considered to be the “nerve center” of the Department of Police and Public Safety. the Emergency Communications Officers are all highly trained professionals, who are on duty 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. The Communications department answers all incoming calls for Police or Security services and coordinates their directed responses, whether emergency or non-emergency.
Communications Officers answer telephones, monitor and log police radio traffic, monitor fire alarm and access control systems on campus, receives emergency communications from other federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, sends/receives emergency messages via the Virginia Criminal Information Network, National Criminal Information Center, and responds to walk-in requests from the general public.
Communications officers also maintain a log of contractors working on campus as well as provide them with identifying badges that must be worn at all times while on site.