Camera Management

We Maintain the Cameras that Help Keep You Safe

The Department of Public Safety (DPS) is committed to enhancing the quality-of-life of the campus community by integrating best practices in campus safety with state-of-the-art technology. A critical component of our comprehensive security plan is employing available technologies such as safety cameras, also referred to as security cameras and/or closed circuit television (CCTV) in public areas of the campus.

The purpose of monitoring public areas by campus safety personnel is to deter crime, reduce recidivism, and to assist the University Police in protecting the safety and property of the University community. Safety cameras are crucial for providing a safe environment at Old Dominion University for the campus community. These cameras help aid police investigations and identify suspects and/ or witnesses in order to protect the campus community.

Security Technology Services (STS) Division will ensure the upkeep and management of these devices so they remain effective and in working order. All maintenance issues will be handled through STS by contacting them at

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Cameras on Campus Help Reduce Crime

The ODU Police Department (ODUPD) has installed over 1,865* cameras in strategic locations all over Old Dominion University's campus as a crime deterrent tool. The Department's objective is to use current technology to reduce crime and promote a safe and secure campus environment for the university community.

The cameras, which feed to the Police Department's Communications Dispatch Center, though not monitored at all times, have the capability to provide evidence in the case a crime has occurred, deter would-be troublemakers, and promote a general feeling of security for students, faculty, and staff on campus, especially at night.(More)