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.
Start by Believing
Start by Believing is a global awareness campaign designed to end the cycle of silence and change the way we respond to sexual assault.
SAFE RIDE is ODU's on-demand evening van service providing free rides to all Monarchs after dark.
The Threat Education Assessment & Management team is a cross-functional group committed to identifying, evaluating & managing behaviors that may pose a threat to the campus community.
News & Announcements
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!
Monarchs Helping Monarchs
The ODU Police Department goes above and beyond to ensure student success.