VCU Alert

On-campus emergency: 828-1234
Off-campus emergency: 911
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Keyword: VCUtip

Current advisory


11/29/2015 7:07 pm

On November 29, 2015, at approximately 5:28 p.m., the VCU and Richmond Police Departments received reports of gunshots in the vicinity of North Harrison Street and West Leigh Street.  Police responded and checked the area and nothing was found.  The VCU community should resume normal activity as police have increased patrols in that area.  There were no reported injuries in connection to this incident.  


It is essential to be prepared for emergency situations and to be cognizant of ways to prevent crime and avoid dangerous situations.

The Virginia Commonwealth University Police Department would like to remind students, in particular, to keep personal safety in mind. There are certain things you need to be aware of as residents of an urban environment, as crimes may occur in our community.

The best defense is to be prepared and to take responsibility for your own safety and for that of your friends and fellow students. Be aware of your surroundings at all times, walk with a friend and make use of RamSafe, VCU’s security escort service. For additional safety tips from the VCU Police, please see and follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to read VCU’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report Get Adobe Reader and to share this information with other members of the community.

VCU is dedicated to promoting a safe and secure environment for learning, living, working or visiting.