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The ODU Police Department partners with various departments and city resources to provide a variety of services and educational programs to the campus community. Please to reach out to us at police@odu.edu if you have any questions.

Bicycle Registration

Love your bike? Keep it safe. Local law enforcement agencies recover hundreds of bikes a year, but have very little information to discover who they belong to. By registering your bike, you'll help us know it's your bike if it's ever found.

Register your bike for FREE at Project529.com/ODU or by downloading the app. Shield decals are available for pickup at the Transportation & Parking Services office with proof of registration.

Child Safety Seat Check

ODU Public Safety offers free child safety seat inspections to the University and community at-large. As Norfolk's only Safety Seat Check Station recognized by the Virginia Department of Health, certified car seat technicians will check your child safety seat for recalls, ensure it is properly sized for your child, and verify that both the harness and vehicle installation are correct. Scheduled checks are held periodically on campus and are also available by appointment.

Call (757) 683-5166 for more information.

Event Services

If you are planning an event and would like to coordinate services with the ODU Police Department, please contact us at 757-683-4003 as far in advance as possible to begin planning.

Fingerprinting

The ODU Police Department provides fingerprinting services for any University student or employee. Individuals are required to present valid government issued photo identification (driver's license, passport, US Active Duty/Retiree/Reservist Military ID card, etc.).

The individual's fingerprints will be printed on a standard Applicant Fingerprint Card (FD-258), unless another fingerprint card is provided. University Police will not submit any paperwork/fingerprint cards, nor will they provide any information as to details or the progress of any background check.

Fingerprinting is done by appointment only.
Appointments are available Tuesdays and Thursdays between 12:00PM- 4:00PM. Every 30 minutes.

To schedule an appointment, call 757-683-4003.

Party Registration

Party Registration is a program that allows for students to register their parties with the University and the ODUPD. The program is an effort to enhance the relationship between the ODU Police Dept and the student community.

For more information or to register your party, please see our Off-Campus Party Registration Form

Record Requests

The ODU Police Department releases records pursuant to Code of Virginia § 2.2-3704 an § 19.2-389. At the sole discretion of the ODUPD, anyone petitioning for the release of a record may be charged for costs incurred by compliance with said petition Id. F-I and A.11&40, respectively. Personal or private information, and information regarding educational records of involved parties may be redacted from copies of reports, as such information may be exempt under the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (COV § 2.2-37) and/or protected by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (20 U.S.C. § 1232g).


HOW TO REQUEST A RECORD

1. SUBMIT A RECORD REQUEST FORM


To request a copy of a record, submit a completed Record Request Form to the address below, or fax it to 757-683-5660.

ODU Police Department
ATTN: Records
Public Safety Building
4516 Monarch Way
Norfolk, VA 23508

2. SELECT A RECEIVING OPTION

  • Pick-Up: The report will be held in the ODU Police Department's Dispatch Center, located at 4516 Monarch Way, Norfolk, VA. We ask that once you have been notified that the requested report is available, you pick it up within 2 days. Our Dispatch Center is open 24/7.
  • USPS Delivery: The report will be mailed to whatever address is provided on the request form. NOTE: The ODUPD provides no guarantee and assumes no liability, stated or implied, for the delivery or security of records mailed via the United States Postal Service.

Reports cannot be transmitted electronically due to the sensitive nature of the documents.


Residential Safety Assessment

Give your off-campus residence a safety tune-up!

As part of our proactive protection philosophy, we offer FREE Residential Safety Assessments (Safety Surveys) to off-campus residents who request it. Safety Surveys assess areas of risk that you may not be aware of, and identify ways to address them. The evaluation includes checking your doors, locks, windows, lights for risks, as well as recommendations for safety devices and procedures that could reduce or eliminate your home's exposure to criminal activity. Safety Surveys make our community a safe place!

To request a Safety Survey, contact us at police@odu.edu

SAFE RIDE

SAFE RIDE is the University's on-demand evening van service offering rides to all ODU Students, Faculty and Staff after dark instead of walking alone. ODU Transportation & Parking Services (TPS) department operates the Monarch Transit SAFE RIDE program.

For more information, or to request a ride, visit: ODU SAFE RIDE

Security Technology Services

The Security Technology Services Unit (STS) provides technological support and assistance to the Department of Public Safety (DPS). STS is responsible for supporting University computer systems and systems specific to the operations of the department. The services STS provides include: body camera management, car equipment, radios, computers, servers, switches, firewalls, and hardware/software inventory.

To learn more, visit Security Technology Services, or email pssecuritytechnologyservices@odu.edu.

Walking Safety Escorts

The Old Dominion Police Department provides a 24/7 safety escort service for anyone who feels unsafe when walking across campus. The safety escorts are conducted by trained Patrol Aides (PA) assigned to foot patrol. If you are interested in a safety escort please call (757) 683-5665 and a PA will be assigned to walk you to your destination.

Please note that wait time will vary depending on the availability of staff. Safety escorts cannot be scheduled in advance.