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Old Dominion UniversityPolice Department

Dedicated to Protecting ODU

The ODU Police Department (ODUPD) supports the academic mission of the University by promoting a safe and secure higher education environment, while providing proactive police and customer-related services that reduce crime.

In collaboration with our community partners, we strive to provide the highest level of service to all who attend, work at, and visit ODU.

Our approach is to involve students, faculty, and staff in our activities, programs, and operations. We know we can't do it alone, which is why we invite our community to unite with us in our goal of creating a safe and secure environment for all to enjoy.

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Auto Theft Prevention

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, over 800,000 drivers fall victim to auto theft each year. Follow these simple steps to prevent auto theft.

  • Lock all doors and close all windows upon exiting your vehicle.

  • Make sure there are no visible valuables when leaving your vehicle

  • Be sure to place items in your trunk or carry them on your person

  • Always park in well-lit areas

  • Lastly, never leave your vehicle running, even if it's only for a moment.

    Watch the video for more information.


Impaired Driving Enforcement  

November 2021, Officer Jarchow receives recognition from Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) for his enforcement of impaired driving. Congratulations!

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Monarchs Helping Monarchs

The ODU Police Department goes above and beyond to ensure student success.

Compliment Day

National Compliment Day

ODUPD Compliments students and faculty on campus.

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  Emergency Management

Helpful information, tips and resources to promote preparedness and resilience among all members of the ODU community.


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Presidential Inauguration

ODU commemorated the inauguration of President Brian O. Hemphill, Ph.D., during Homecoming Weekend 2022. Relive the historic weekend.

Fall Open House

It's time to fall in love with ODU! Join us for our last Open House event of the semester on Saturday, November 19.

Commencement 2022

Visit the Commencement Office for information on event times, caps & gowns, tickets and more!