Patrick Henry College operates an on-campus safety team providing an array of services. On-duty and on-call Campus Safety staff are specially trained to observe and report on all matters related to campus safety and are immediately available to respond to and handle any emergency that may occur on campus. Campus Safety consists of both armed and unarmed officers who are eligible to registered with the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services.
While the Town of Purcellville Police Department has primary jurisdiction in all areas of the campus they routinely work, and communicate and assist Campus Safety officers on any serious incidents occurring on campus or in the immediate neighborhood surrounding campus. Campus Safety officers can and do respond to student-related incidents that occur on and in close proximity to campus. When a Patrick Henry College student is involved in an off-campus offense, Campus Safety officers may assist with the investigation in cooperation with local, state, or federal law enforcement. Campus Safety officers stay in communication with local police, fire department, and emergency medical services to facilitate rapid response in any emergency situation.
The Purcellville Police Department and Patrick Henry College have certain responsibilities for the safety of the students, faculty, staff and visitors of Patrick Henry College. During curfew hours the Purcellville Police Department assist Campus Safety with patrolling the campus property. Each recognize that cooperative and effective interaction is imperative to the successful accomplishment of their collective mission.
We encourage students, faculty, and staff to be alert, to take precautions, and to report crimes and suspicious activities immediately to help us reach our objective. Working together, we can ensure and improve the quality of life at Patrick Henry College. The best way you can help us help you is by getting involved and learning what services are available through Campus Safety.
We welcome your suggestions and comments on how to make the campus an even safer environment. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to connect with us: call Campus Safety at extension 8001 from any campus phone, or call off 540-441-8001 from any other phone, or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.