VATech Police Department

  • Agency: VATech Police Department
  • Address: 230 Sterrett Drive (0523), Blacksburg, 24061 VA
  • Chief:
Phone: 540-231-6411

VATech Police Department is located at 230 Sterrett Drive (0523), Blacksburg, 24061 VA. The VATech Police Department phone number is 540-231-6411.

VATech Police Department News

We salute and offer our eternal thanks to all veterans on this Veteran's Day. We are grateful for your service and for the freedoms you worked so hard to ensure. Thank you.

Attention all Hokies! Our friends in Dining Services sent us this, they need our help! Voting is open until 7:59 pm EST tonight! "Hoke Nation we call upon you. We currently reside in second place on this last day of voting! We are only behind Southern New Hampshire University in selecting the 2018 Food Truck of the Year. It is a quick easy process to place a vote for our Virginia Tech food trucks. The polls close this evening and we hope you could take 30 seconds to cast a ballot! Go Hokies!"

Please join the Virginia Tech community as we pay honor and tribute to Navy Ensign Sarah Mitchell, Class of 2017, today at 3:30 pm at the Pylons. Ensign Mitchell, of Feasterville, Pennsylvania, died July 8th during a Naval training exercise in the Red Sea. The ceremony is open to the public and all are welcome to attend. Mitchell’s is the 432nd name added to the Pylons and the first woman.

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The Spring 2019 RAD for MEN Session will occur on Wednesdays - January 30th, February 6th, 13th and 20th from 6:30-9:30PM. For more information on this FREE self defense class for Men contact Officer Micah Pasquarell at

The 2019 Spring Semester RAD for Women Program dates have been posted at You must attend all four dates in a session to complete this program. The program is instructed from 6-9pm at our New Residence Hall East - Residence Life Resource Officer Center. Session I- Tuesdays March 5, 19, 26 and April 2 Session II- Thursdays March 7, 21, 28 and April 4 You may contact Officer John Tarter at for more information.

Our current narcotics detection K9, Bax, is preparing for retirement. We "introduced" who we hope will be his replacement, Zuka, today for the first time publicly. Zuka is still in the middle of his training, but thus far, all is well. Both Bax and Zuka are partnered with Officer Jaret Reece. We'll keep y'all posted on Zuka's progress!

It's official. Officers Gymer, Johnson and Link are pictured being sworn in at the Montgomery County Clerk of Circuit Court's office. Welcome aboard!

Congratulations to our newest officers, members of Cardinal Criminal Justice Academy's 71st Entry Level Law Enforcement class (l to r) George A. Gymer (also graduated #1 in the class!), Caleb W. Link and Michael L. Johnson (VT Class of 2018!) Well done!

Tonight we finished up this semester’s R.A.D. for MEN Program. This free basic self defense program is offered to men each semester. For more information on the 2019 Spring Semester R.A.D. for MEN Program contact Officer Micah Pasquarell at or go to

How cool is it that VT Dining Services was ranked #1 in Virginia by "Food Service Director" and that VTPD's monthly "Buffet with the Blue" was mentioned?! Thank you VT Dining Services Director Ted Faulkner for sharing this with us. From "" where they identify the best college dining programs in each state: "Virginia: Virginia Tech The Blacksburg school, which Niche named the top dining program in the country, is famous for various dining events, including its Chicken Parmesan Day, held on certain Wednesdays and Fridays at its Owens Food Court, and its monthly Buffet with the Blue, during which students share a meal with campus police."

We are ready to pass out a plethora of candy and stuffed animals at our VTPD Mobile Command Unit at the entrance to The Oak Lane Community on campus from 2-4PM today!

An absolutely STUPENDOUS Buffet with the Blue today! We were not only joined by incredible Hokie students, but we also had two Virginia Tech and VTPD alumni with us today as well. Henrico County Police Department Officers Patrick McGuire (VT Class of '12 and former Virginia Tech Rescue Squad member) and Brad Hill (VT Class of '09). Good friends, good students, great conversations!

The players and the Marching Virginians aren't the only ones who need to look their best on game night!

Chief Foust and Deputy Chief Babb join her family in welcoming newly promoted VTPD Sergeant Susie Ratcliffe. She was pinned with her badge and chevrons by her mother. Congrats, Sergeant Ratcliffe!

The amazing Panhellenic Oak Lane Community at Virginia Tech will be hosting their annual Trick or Treat event this Sunday, Oct.28th from 2-4PM! Officers will be in our VTPD Mobile Command Vehicle passing out candy to families.

Attention all Hokies! Halloween edition of Buffet with the Blue, this Friday, 10/26! We'll see you at D2, noon. We'll be dressed as our favorite cop. We can celebrate Tech's victory over GT! Be there or "be scared"!!

Who knew college students love to eat cinnamon rolls and learn about their Police Department at the same time? You may learn more about our community policing programs at

These amazing Hokies completed our Fall 2018 Student Police Academy on Wednesday night at the Public Safety Building. You may find out how you can attend a future academy at

Posted at the VT News website today: The Virginia Tech Police have arrested two Hampton, Virginia, men on multiple charges. Kevin Lamont Rogers, Jr., 317 Dunn Circle, and Dwahn Harrell, Jr., 4 Stephen Conway Court, were arrested Oct. 16 on campus without incident. Neither are students at Virginia Tech. Both are charged with one count of burglary. In addition, Harrell was served with two arrest warrants from Albemarle County for petit larceny and one arrest warrant from Newport News, Virginia, also for petit larceny. The arrests come after a thorough investigation conducted by the Virginia Tech Police surrounding recent burglaries on campus. Both individuals are being held without bond in the Montgomery County Jail. “This case reminds all of us that college and university campuses are not immune from this type of criminal behavior,” said Virginia Tech Police Chief Kevin L. Foust. “We must all remain vigilant and continue to safeguard our property in residence halls rooms and throughout campus”. The Virginia Tech Police are asking anyone who may have information related to this activity to contact the Virginia Tech Police Department at 540-382-4343. Virginia Tech is dedicated to enhancing the safety and security of the campus community and encourages community members to visit for safety tips, trainings, and resources.

Win or lose, who is always there? Who is always vigilant? VTPD Captain Vince Houston, THAT'S WHO!!

We absolutely could not put on this event every year without the amazing VTCC, VTPD Interns and VTHRL Volunteers! Thank you!

Community Day started off cold and overcast but ended up with beautiful skies. Thanks to all of the Police, Fire, EMS and community partners that came out for this 2018 Fall Family Weekend event. You didn’t see Dunk A Cop Tank pictures this year because we decided at the last minute to not use the tank due to the cold weather. It was our concern that a passerby might get a drop of very cold water splashed on them. Look at us all concerned about our Hokies yet again!

Today is The 2018 VTPD Community Day on the Drillfield from 11am-2pm! So much to see and do! Don’t forget to get your Official VTPD Jr. Police Badge!

Each patrol shift is assigned certain residence halls that they adopt. Officers Ingo and Weaver are Adopt-A-Hall Officers for Slusher Wing, but they go the extra mile and talk to the residents of Slusher Tower. Tonight Slusher Tower 10th Floor RA Sarah Clark stopped by the RLRO Office to leave this appreciation basket for these dedicated Officers. Thank you Sarah for recognizing these amazing Officers!