Office of Campus Safety

Established in July 1980, the Office of Campus Safety provides the highest level of professional law enforcement and 24-hour security services to the campus community, with a focus on education, community policing and pro-active crime prevention.  The officers are sworn Conservators of the Peace with arrest authority on College property and the department maintains affiliations with the International & State College Law Enforcement Associations (ICLEA & VACLEA), Associations of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators, Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services, Cardinal Criminal Justice Academy and IPMBA (International Mountain Police Bike Association). Campus Safety also provides a broad range of services, including van certification classes, self-defense training, parking decals, card access / Maroon ID services and unlocks. Any accidents, criminal offenses or security problems need to be reported to Campus Safety immediately.

Your safety and that of others on campus is a matter of utmost importance to everyone in the Roanoke College community. We urge all students, faculty and staff to play an active role in maintaining the security of our campus.

Contact Information

9 North College Avenue
Salem, Virginia 24153

(540) 375-2310
Fax: (540) 375-2008

Salem Police Department Emergency Number: 911
SPD Non-Emergency Number: (540) 375-3078

Mission Statement

The Office of Campus Safety supports the mission of Roanoke College by providing a safe, secure and orderly campus environment in which students can pursue their education and faculty and staff can teach and work. We pursue this goal through the protection of life, property and individual freedoms, the preservation of peace and order, and the prevention of crime.  Each day we work to achieve our goals by providing efficient support services, campus patrol utilizing community policing practices, mentoring and educating students we contact, professional and ethical investigations, effective emergency and crisis response and employing well-trained, courteous officers and staff.

Employment Opportunities

Interested in learning more about becoming a Campus Safety Dispatcher? See our job posting on Handshake.

Quick Links (COMING SOON)

Motor Pool Reservation Request

Decal Purchase - Decals will be available in your campus mailbox on or after September 1, 2021 if purchased prior to August 29.  After, they should be available in your campus mailbox within 3 business days.

Request Replacement Maroon ID

Report Suspicious Behavior (via the anonymous Silent Witness form)

Training Request

Van Certification Class Registration