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The Old Dominion University Police Department is a state certified law enforcement agency established under the Code of Virginia. As such our officers carry the same authority as any state, municipal or county law enforcement officer. We share concurrent jurisdiction with the City of Norfolk Police Department in an area which extends south from Magnolia Avenue to 38th Street, west from Colley Avenue to the Elizabeth River.

The Police Administrative Staff is responsible for administrative and operational oversight of 54 sworn police officers who provide a full range of police services to the university community including police patrol, criminal investigations, facility and residential security, crime prevention programs, victims’ assistance, traffic and parking code enforcement, emergency and disaster preparedness planning, hostile threat assessment and response, event security oversight; and a variety of community service functions. The administrative staff also manages a cadre of 70 security officers who provide residential security and campus security on and off the main campus, to include facilities such as the Higher Education Center, and the Tri-Cities Center.