The UMW Department of Police and Public Safety provides a safe and secure environment for the University of Mary Washington community. In addition to law enforcement, we provide the resources, personnel and procedures proactively promote safety on campus. We maintain the highest standards for ethics, accountability and personal responsibility in all that we do.
Message from the Chief
February 12, 2022
Hard to believe it was 23 months ago that I created a video at the onset of the pandemic playing off on how many of us felt upside down. This has definitely been a challenging two years. While I know we are not yet out of the COVID woods, the path forward appears positive. I’m encouraged and excited to see more and more campus activity, while we continue to maintain self-care and comply with our community guidelines.
Since Valentine’s Day is coming up, your UMW Police Department would like to first say to the UMW Community, we CARE about YOU and would like to provide a small token of appreciation.
On Monday, campus police officers will be on Campus Walk in front of Lee Hall giving a free carnation to those who stop by. We hope that this small gesture will cultivate greater appreciation for one another and enhance relationships not only with your police department, but with each other.
We continue to assist community members who are dealing with difficult situations, and we remain vigilant toward those who unexpectedly find themselves in crisis. We work closely with our colleagues across campus to ensure we are providing resources and support. You are our top priority and we remain committed to being there for you.
Your Police Department Cares about YOU. We look forward to seeing you Monday February 14, 2022 on Campus Walk starting at 10 a.m. We will be there until we run out of carnations.
Meanwhile, if you are feeling anxious, threatened, concerned, or upside down for any reason, please reach out to one or more of the resources listed here.
Stay safe – and smile!
Chief, UMW Police
P.S. Check out my latest video, posted yesterday.