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09/14/2021

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Chief Ralph Davis 1967Campus policing originated with the establishment of the Yale Campus Police Department in 1894. Ya...
03/16/2020

Chief Ralph Davis 1967


Campus policing originated with the establishment of the Yale Campus Police Department in 1894. Yale, located in New Haven, Connecticut, began an agreement with the New Haven Police Department to have two of their officers assigned exclusively to the campus as a means to deter crime on campus, and to better student-police relations. Shortly thereafter these two officers were hired by Yale to keep law and order on the campus. It was not until 73 years later that most college and university security departments became police departments. With the protest of the Vietnam War, the Kent State incident, and crime increasing on college campuses all over America, most of the 50 states did not pass laws authorizing colleges to have their own campus police department until the late 1960's. In September, 1967 Old Dominion College hired their first police officer and helped establish a regional police academy on their campus. By December 1977 the Commonwealth of Virginia and most states passed laws authorizing state colleges and universities to have a campus police department, and to require campus police officers to complete the same police academy training as the local police. During the late 1970's many private college and university public safety departments were still classified as campus security. The laws passed in 1977 only authorized state owned and controlled colleges and universities to maintain a campus police department. It would not be until years later that most states would recognize private campus policing. One of the first private university police departments in Virginia was the Hampton University Police Department. Like most private universities Hampton University had always carried the title institutional police or campus police, but it was not until 1987 when most private college campus police became state certified campus police.


Who was the first police officer at Old Dominion College in September of 1967?


The first ODC Cop was Chief Ralph Davis a retired military police sergeant formerly stationed at Fort Monroe in Hampton, Virginia. In September of 1967 Davis was hired by the college to conduct a study with ODC Professor Ronald G. Spector on developing a police force. During the late 1960's Chief Davis who was the only campus police officer at the time, patrolled the campus and secured the buildings at night. However; Davis was not certified by the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice as a police officer. In 1971 Old Dominion University Police hired additional officers: (Officers Tommie Hogge, James Crossan, and George Low). These three officers were the first Old Dominion University Police Officers that graduated from a police academy, and were certified by the Department of Criminal Justice as professional law enforcement officers. In 1972 Officer Hogge helps create the first and only campus K9 unit in Virginia. However due to funding the K9 unit was terminated four years later. In 1973 the department purchased a 400Mhz radio system and placed their repeater system on top of the new Batten Arts and Letters Building. During the mid 1970's Officers Ronnie York, James Thompson, and Richard Gregowski join the ranks of the police force. Today the Old Dominion University Police Department is one of the largest campus police departments, in the Commonwealth of Virginia, employing over 40 police officers, 35 security officers and 25 student patrol aides.

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05/18/2019

Photos from Retired & Former Police Officers's post

Untitled Album
03/21/2018

Untitled Album

Today's ODU Police
09/14/2017

Today's ODU Police

03/25/2016

I finally got this site up and running. This site is for all of the retired and former ODU Public Safety workers. I hope all of you check it out and feel free to share your stories and pictures here.

Call ODU PD at (757) 683-4000
07/21/2014

Call ODU PD at (757) 683-4000

PoliceOne.com
07/21/2014

PoliceOne.com

Trivia Answer:

The term 'Cops' comes from the copper buttons that were used on most turn of the century police uniforms.

Displayed below are models of the old ODU Police Cars and design used during the late 1990's to early 2000's.  FORD stop...
07/09/2014

Displayed below are models of the old ODU Police Cars and design used during the late 1990's to early 2000's. FORD stop making FORD Intercepters and these models were discontinued. In 2012 the ODU Police Force started purchasing Dodge Chargers and went with a new design of decals.

www.alarmingtruth.org
06/23/2014
Alarming Truth

www.alarmingtruth.org

The Alarming Truth is a short film that has been produced as part of a national campaign to raise awareness about fire safety for college students. The film depicts a fire occurring at an off-campus residence and the unfortunate outcome that affects those involved.The campaign and video are funded u…

06/23/2014

The Community Policing Unit would like to share this video with our University residents on and off campus.
"The Alarming Truth" is a short film that has been produced as part of a national campaign to raise awareness about fire safety for college students.
The film depicts a fire occurring at an off-campus residence and the unfortunate outcome that affects those involved.
The campaign and video are funded under a Department of Homeland Security Fire Prevention and Safety grant and developed through the collaborative efforts of the Clery Center for Security on Campus.
To make a report or in case of any emergency please call ODUPD at 683-4000.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLVZy2I0_lo&feature=share

Picture of the day:  A police sergeant's badge during the week of NPD Officer Brian Jones passing.
06/19/2014

Picture of the day: A police sergeant's badge during the week of NPD Officer Brian Jones passing.

TBT: Old Dominion University Police was established on September 1, 1971.  Five police officers graduated from a certifi...
06/19/2014

TBT: Old Dominion University Police was established on September 1, 1971. Five police officers graduated from a certified police academy and started providing law-enforcement to the campus.

(757) 683-4000

TBT: ODU's First COP (Special Policemen Ralph Davis)
06/19/2014

TBT: ODU's First COP (Special Policemen Ralph Davis)

Retired & Former Public Safety Workers
06/19/2014

Retired & Former Public Safety Workers

Retired & Former Public Safety Workers
06/19/2014

Retired & Former Public Safety Workers

TBT: ODU Police First Patch from 1971-1981
06/19/2014

TBT: ODU Police First Patch from 1971-1981

ADVICE FOR TODAY: If you live near or on a college campus know and store the number to the UNIVERSITY POLICE in your cel...
06/02/2014

ADVICE FOR TODAY: If you live near or on a college campus know and store the number to the UNIVERSITY POLICE in your cell phone.

Remember to drive safe around campus and wear your seat belt.
06/01/2014

Remember to drive safe around campus and wear your seat belt.

Norfolk Police Department
05/31/2014

Norfolk Police Department

The Norfolk Police Department family mourns the loss of Officer Brian Jones, killed in the line of duty, May 30, 2014, during the apprehension of a suspect. Our thoughts and prayers are steadfast with the family. Officer Jones served with honor and distinction, and was well respected among his peers. During his 5 year tenure with Norfolk Police, Officer Jones was a member of the Honor Guard, and assigned to the Traffic Unit, Crime Prevention Unit and Third Patrol Division. Officer Jones leaves to cherish his memory, his wife and three children. He will be fondly remembered for his quick smile, attention to detail, Kentucky drawl, and the stories he shared of his beloved family. Officer Jones always stood head and shoulders above the rest at 6'5, (middle of photo) and his personality was even taller. Norfolk, Virginia Virginia State Police Norfolk International Airport Virginia Beach Police Department Portsmouth Police Department Suffolk Police Department Hampton Police Newport-News Police-Department Williamsburg Police Department - Williamsburg, VA Downtown Norfolk Naval Station Norfolk Norfolk Tides Baseball Club Kentucky State Police Eastern Virginia Medical School Alumni Association Old Dominion University

WE WORK WITH AND SUPPORT NPD EVERYDAY...
05/31/2014

WE WORK WITH AND SUPPORT NPD EVERYDAY...

Picture of the day: POLICE WEEK

05/28/2014

Chief Ralph Davis 1967

Campus policing originated with the establishment of the Yale Campus Police Department in 1894. Yale, located in New Haven, Connecticut, began an agreement with the New Haven Police Department to have two of their officers assigned exclusively to the campus as a means to deter crime on campus, and to better student-police relations. Shortly thereafter these two officers were hired by Yale to keep law and order on the campus. It was not until 73 years later that most college and university security departments became police departments. With the protest of the Vietnam War, the Kent State incident, and crime increasing on college campuses all over America, most of the 50 states did not pass laws authorizing colleges to have their own campus police department until the late 1960's. In September, 1967 Old Dominion College hired their first police officer and helped establish a regional police academy on their campus. By December 1977 the Commonwealth of Virginia and most states passed laws authorizing state colleges and universities to have a campus police department, and to require campus police officers to complete the same police academy training as the local police. During the late 1970's many private college and university public safety departments were still classified as campus security. The laws passed in 1977 only authorized state owned and controlled colleges and universities to maintain a campus police department. It would not be until years later that most states would recognize private campus policing. One of the first private university police departments in Virginia was the Hampton University Police Department. Like most private universities Hampton University had always carried the title institutional police or campus police, but it was not until 1987 when most private college campus police became state certified campus police.

Who was the first police officer at Old Dominion College in September of 1967?

The first ODC Cop was Chief Ralph Davis a retired military police sergeant formerly stationed at Fort Monroe in Hampton, Virginia. In September of 1967 Davis was hired by the college to conduct a study with ODC Professor Ronald G. Spector on developing a police force. During the late 1960's Chief Davis who was the only campus police officer at the time, patrolled the campus and secured the buildings at night. However; Davis was not certified by the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice as a police officer. In 1971 Old Dominion University Police hired additional officers: (Officers Tommie Hogge, James Crossan, and George Low). These three officers were the first Old Dominion University Police Officers that graduated from a police academy, and were certified by the Department of Criminal Justice as professional law enforcement officers. In 1972 Officer Hogge helped create the first and only campus K9 unit in Virginia. However due to funding the K9 unit was terminated four years later. In 1973 the department purchased a 400Mhz radio system and placed their repeater system on top of the new Batten Arts and Letters Building. During the mid 1970's Officers Ronnie York, James Thompson, and Richard Gregowski join the ranks of the police force. Today the Old Dominion University Police Department is one of the largest campus police departments, in the Commonwealth of Virginia, employing over forty police officers and eighty security officers.

History of Campus PolicingCampus policing originated with the establishment of the Yale Campus Police Department in 1894...
05/28/2014

History of Campus Policing

Campus policing originated with the establishment of the Yale Campus Police Department in 1894. Yale, located in New Haven, Connecticut, began an agreement with the New Haven Police Department to have two of their officers assigned exclusively to the campus as a means to deter crime on campus, and to better student-police relations. Shortly thereafter these two officers were hired by Yale to keep law and order on the campus. It was not until 73 years later that most college and university security departments became police departments. With the protest of the Vietnam War, the Kent State incident, and crime increasing on college campuses all over America, most of the 50 states did not pass laws authorizing colleges to have their own campus police department until the late 1960's. In September, 1967 Old Dominion College hired their first police officer and helped establish a regional police academy on their campus. By December 1977 the Commonwealth of Virginia and most states passed laws authorizing state colleges and universities to have a campus police department, and to require campus police officers to complete the same police academy training as the local police. During the late 1970's many private college and university public safety departments were still classified as campus security. The laws passed in 1977 only authorized state owned and controlled colleges and universities to maintain a campus police department. It would not be until years later that most states would recognize private campus policing. One of the first private university police departments in Virginia was the Hampton University Police Department. Like most private universities Hampton University had always carried the title institutional police or campus police, but it was not until 1987 when most private college campus police became state certified campus police.

Who was the first police officer at Old Dominion College in September of 1967?

The first ODC Cop was Chief Ralph Davis a retired military police sergeant formerly stationed at Fort Monroe in Hampton, Virginia. In September of 1967 Davis was hired by the college to conduct a study with ODC Professor Ronald G. Spector on developing a police force. During the late 1960's Chief Davis who was the only campus police officer at the time, patrolled the campus and secured the buildings at night. However; Davis was not certified by the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice as a police officer. In 1971 Old Dominion University Police hired additional officers: (Officers Tommie Hogge, James Crossan, and George Low). These three officers were the first Old Dominion University Police Officers that graduated from a police academy, and were certified by the Department of Criminal Justice as professional law enforcement officers. In 1972 Officer Hogge helped create the first and only campus K9 unit in Virginia. However due to funding the K9 unit was terminated four years later. In 1973 the department purchased a 400Mhz radio system and placed their repeater system on top of the new Batten Arts and Letters Building. During the mid 1970's Officers Ronnie York, James Thompson, and Richard Gregowski join the ranks of the police force. Today the Old Dominion University Police Department is one of the largest campus police departments, in the Commonwealth of Virginia, employing over forty police officers and eighty security officers.

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Chief Ralph Davis 1967 Campus policing originated with the establishment of the Yale Campus Police Department in 1894. Yale, located in New Haven, Connecticut, began an agreement with the New Haven Police Department to have two of their officers assigned exclusively to the campus as a means to deter crime on campus, and to better student-police relations. Shortly thereafter these two officers were hired by Yale to keep law and order on the campus. It was not until 73 years later that most college and university security departments became police departments. With the protest of the Vietnam War, the Kent State incident, and crime increasing on college campuses all over America, most of the 50 states did not pass laws authorizing colleges to have their own campus police department until the late 1960's. In September, 1967 Old Dominion College hired their first police officer and helped establish a regional police academy on their campus. By December 1977 the Commonwealth of Virginia and most states passed laws authorizing state colleges and universities to have a campus police department, and to require campus police officers to complete the same police academy training as the local police. During the late 1970's many private college and university public safety departments were still classified as campus security. The laws passed in 1977 only authorized state owned and controlled colleges and universities to maintain a campus police department. It would not be until years later that most states would recognize private campus policing. One of the first private university police departments in Virginia was the Hampton University Police Department. Like most private universities Hampton University had always carried the title institutional police or campus police, but it was not until 1987 when most private college campus police became state certified campus police. Who was the first police officer at Old Dominion College in September of 1967? The first ODC Cop was Chief Ralph Davis a retired military police sergeant formerly stationed at Fort Monroe in Hampton, Virginia. In September of 1967 Davis was hired by the college to conduct a study with ODC Professor Ronald G. Spector on developing a police force. During the late 1960's Chief Davis who was the only campus police officer at the time, patrolled the campus and secured the buildings at night. However; Davis was not certified by the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice as a police officer. In 1971 Old Dominion University Police hired additional officers: (Officers Tommie Hogge, James Crossan, and George Low). These three officers were the first Old Dominion University Police Officers that graduated from a police academy, and were certified by the Department of Criminal Justice as professional law enforcement officers. In 1972 Officer Hogge helps create the first and only campus K9 unit in Virginia. However due to funding the K9 unit was terminated four years later. In 1973 the department purchased a 400Mhz radio system and placed their repeater system on top of the new Batten Arts and Letters Building. During the mid 1970's Officers Ronnie York, James Thompson, and Richard Gregowski join the ranks of the police force. Today the Old Dominion University Police Department is one of the largest campus police departments, in the Commonwealth of Virginia, employing over 40 police officers, 35 security officers and 25 student patrol aides.