Press Release - 09/22/2017

LYNCHBURG, VA – The Central VA Community College Campus Police department, along with the Student Activities office and the Chi Lambda Chi–Police Science Club, will be sponsoring a Public Safety Day on Friday, September 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  The event is open to the public and will feature information related to personal safety, as well as various law enforcement techniques and demonstrations. Information areas and equipment will be located in the CVCC Student Center, the outdoor Quad area, and CVCC parking Lots 5 and 7.  General parking for visitors will be available in the lower level Lot 1.

CVCC Director of Public Safety and Chief of Police Russell Dove explained, “We are sponsoring our second public safety day event to provide our students and staff another opportunity to interact with our public safety partners in a positive manner. I believe this positive interaction is crucial in light of some of the recent negative and unfortunate events in other communities across the nation. Also, the event will help educate people about the varying public safety occupations and provide information about employment opportunities in the diverse field of public safety.”

The event will include the following demonstrations, simulations or information:*

  • Alcohol Enforcement and info 
  • Arson/Bomb demo
  • Arson/Fire Investigations info
  • Armored Vehicle/Tactical Team demos
  • Cybersecurity/Internet Safety Info
  • Distracted/DUI Driving demos
  • Game and Inland Fisheries Info
  • Insurance Fraud info
  • Motorcycle Patrol / Safety demos/information 
  • Patrol/ Tracking Dog demos/info
  • Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) demos/information
  • Sexual Assault/Victim Witness info 
  • Vehicle Theft prevention, etching / information

Participating agencies/departments include:* 

  • Amherst Sheriff Office
  • Bedford Sheriff Office
  • CVCC Criminal Justice Club
  • CVCC EMS/EMT Program
  • CVCC Counseling/Haven
  • Lynchburg Emergency Management
  • Lynchburg Police Department 
  • Lynchburg EMS/Fire Department
  • Goalswear  RAD Certification Program
  • Virginia Community College System Office
  • Virginia Department of Alcohol Beverage Control
  • Virginia Department of Emergency Management
  • Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries
  • Virginia Department of State Police

Chief Dove added, “My goal with this event is threefold: To help build awareness of personal protection and individual safety, to showcase the various occupations within the diverse field of public safety, and to provide information about the many occupation opportunities with local, state and federal agencies. And together with the help of CVCC and our local participating agencies, I think we’ll have a great event to do those things.”

  • The staff of the CVCC Department of Campus Police is committed to: 
  • Providing public safety services and performing duties with efficiency, professionalism and integrity and in all matters.
  • Maintaining a safe and secure environment conducive to enhancing the learning experience.
  • Protecting the college equipment, facilities and supplies from damage, theft or other negative situations.
  • Enforcing the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia and the rules and regulations of CVCC and the VCCS.
  • Educating the community on matters related to emergency preparedness and personal safety and security.

* Depending on circumstances on the day of event, all of the listed demonstrations and participants may not be available.


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