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Radford University Police Mission Statement

Our mission is to work toward providing a safe and healthful living, learning and working environment for every member of the University community by preserving public order and tranquility, protecting the life and property of all, and providing education to and training of citizens and law enforcement personnel for the greater University community and the Commonwealth.


From the Chief

On behalf of the Radford University Police Department, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the RUPD website. The Radford University Police Department is a Virginia State certified and accredited police department offering the full range of police services. The members of the department are proud of their role on this campus and strive to maintain an environment conducive to the educational mission of the institution. As you will see as you browse these pages, in addition to our comprehensive public safety services, RUPD is cognizant of its role as an extension of the overall teaching mission of Radford University. With that objective in mind the department provides a wide variety of educational programs to enhance the student experience. We encourage you to take advantage of these programs. If there is a program or service you would like to see us provide please contact us and we will attempt to do so. The members of the Radford University Police Department take pride in their commitment and dedication to the institution. We encourage your active participation in maintaining this safe environment. We believe that one excellent way to help create such an environment is to fully inform the campus community about campus policies regarding safety and security, crimes that have occurred on campus and the programs and services that our police department provides. It is our hope that this web site will be both helpful and informative.

Chief Colleen T. Roberts
Assistant Vice President for Public Safety

Contact Us

University Police
Allen Building
East Main and University Drive

Phone: (540) 831-5500
Email: police@radford.edu

If you are a victim or witness and wish to make a confidential report to our department visit:

Confidential Reporting and Silent Witness

RUPD Crimestoppers Anonymous Tip Line

540-831-STOP (7867)