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

Campus Safety Patch

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.

Let's Talk / TalkNow!

Need to talk to someone and it's outside of regular business hours?  Student Health & Counseling Services offers a solution!  Please visit this link for more details!

Quick Links

For Students

Bicycle Registration - All students are strongly encouraged to register their bicycles with the Office of Campus Safety!  

Decal Purchase - Decals will go on sale for the 2022 - 2023 Academic Year on August 1st, 2022. Decals may only be purchased through this link with credit card.  To purchase a decal with Maroon Money, please come to the Campus Safety Office in person (with your Maroon ID).

Decals purchased before 8/15 will be in campus mail boxes after 8/18.  If you purchase a decal online after 8/15, it will be in your campus mail box within 3 business days.

Maroon ID Replacement - Please make sure to have your Name and Maroon ID Number in the email!  Lost ID cards are $25 to replace.  Broken ID cards are replaced for free if you bring the pieces with you when you pick up your new card.  Once a new Maroon ID has been printed, old ID cards will no longer work - so there are no refunds.

For Faculty & Staff

Bicycle Registration - Registration of bicycles isn't just for students!  If you ride your bicycle on or around campus, please fill out this form to register it with our office!

Faculty / Staff Decal Request

Key Request - For Faculty & Staff to request that students or other faculty & staff be issued keys.

Maroon ID Appointment Request - For those who need to have a picture taken for a new Maroon ID.

Motor Pool Reservation Request

Care Team information

For Everyone

Report Suspicious Behavior (via the anonymous Silent Witness form)

Training Request

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