We offer a variety of services to community members to assist in their safety as well as to assist in making their University experience a safe and productive one.
Safety Escort Services
The Safety Escort Service (Eagle Patrol) provides an escort on foot for any University of Mary Washington student, faculty or staff member from one point on campus to another during hours of darkness; generally beginning at 9 p.m. During all other times, the UMW Police department provides safety escorts.
To request a safety escort, contact the University Police by using one of the emergency Blue Light phones on campus or by calling 540-654-4444. Students are encouraged to pre-program this phone number into their cell phones or to download the RAVE Guardian app to their smartphones. https://www.raveguardian.com/
If you are interested in applying for an Eagle Patrol position, please contact Sgt Joseph Gagliardi at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cell Phone Donations
Do you have a cell phone that you no longer use? Give that phone a second life by bringing it to South Hall. Phones and chargers are donated to victims of domestic violence and the elderly. Please remember to erase all pictures and contact information from your phone.
If you have any questions, please contact the communications desk at 540-654-1025.
To apply for a UMW key, please print and fill out the UMW Key Application Form. Sign it and forward it in campus mail to the Locksmith Office, South Hall
This free program allows students to document their laptop information and keep it on file at the police department. If your laptop is lost or stolen, the information stored at the police department makes the completion of a police report much more efficient and increases the chances of locating the device. You may obtain and file the registration for at the UMW Police Department, South Hall.
Students who have a bikes on the Fredericksburg Campus are required to register them with the University Police Department located at South Hall. Cyclists are subject to Virginia motor vehicle laws and can receive a traffic summons for infractions.
- Bicycle Registration policy [pdf]
The Emergency Communications Center is available in cases of emergency or after business-hour needs. If you require the assistance of Facilities Services after 5 p.m. Monday through Friday or anytime on weekends and holidays, contact the University Emergency Communications Center at x1025. On-campus residents should contact their RA, who then will contact the Center on their behalf.
Please have the following information ready when you call:
- Location & description of the problem
- Description of any hazards, damages or such that the problem is causing
- Phone number of where you can be reached
The University of Mary Washington Police department provides fingerprinting services for students at no cost, 24 hours a day, year round. The availability of this service is limited to the call volume of the University Police Department. If you wish to be fingerprinted, contact us to make appointment.
This is a free service for engraving larger-sized valuable items (i.e. laptops, cameras, DVD players) with an owner assigned number, which helps with identification in cases of loss or theft. Contact us to set up an appointment or obtain additional information.
Keeping the University Community Informed
If a crime occurs, it may be necessary for timely warnings to be issued to the University community about potential threats to students or employees. We should be notified immediately of any potentially dangerous situation. We will then contact the University Relations Office to prepare a release and information will be sent to the local media. The University Police Department will also send out a Crime Alert Message to all University e-mail accounts.