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UVA offers an incredible amount of resources for your well-being. Check out this helpful guide to learn more about safety on grounds.

In this interactive course, participants will learn basic communication and de-escalation strategies to manage aggressive

Rave Guardian app offers one-stop-shop for safety on your phone.
We encourage everyone within the UVA Community to view this training video on how to respond in an Active Attacker Situation.
5 Tips to Enhance Your Safety at UVA 
UPD highlights the work of Security Corporal Nikara Feasey and Police Officer Edward Thompson in the Daily Progress "Salute to Our Community Heroes." 

The University publishes an Annual Fire Safety and Security Report in an effort to foster a safe and informed community.

Following a national search, Carey M. Drayton has been named Director of Safety and Security Systems and Technology. In his new role, Carey will oversee existing systems while engaging with community stakeholders to develop a long-term strategy to align UVA with contemporary standards and best practices in the use of safety and security technology. Carey will oversee a vast array of video, alarm, and emergency communication systems throughout UVA. 
Following a national search, the University of Virginia has named one of its own, Melissa Fielding, to become its first Deputy Chief of Police.
Muki, the 10-year-old Belgian Malinois who served as the University Police Department’s explosive-detection canine for eight years, was recognized at a reception in the Rotunda in April. 

UVA Police support our students in so many ways. Handing out free coffee and cookies to students during exams is a popular tradition.

This page contains messages and content produced by the University of Virginia in preparation for, and related to, the one-year anniversary of the violent demonstrations associated with the “Unite the Right” rally on Aug. 11 and 12, 2017.