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Active Shooter Response Training

The NOVA Police Department is offering an Active Shooter Response briefing to the NOVA Community. You may register for this important training by contacting the Community Outreach Officer identified below. Room information will be provided at the time of your registration. 

Topics include:

  • What is an Active Shooter?
  • Statistics/case studies
  • Police responsibilities and capabilities
  • Tips on how to protect yourself and others
  • Resources

Dates/Locations: (Rooms TBD)

  • September 15, Alexandria Campus from 12 pm- 1 pm
  • September 16, Annandale Campus from 12 pm- 1 pm
  • September 18, Woodbridge Campus from 12 pm– 1 pm
  • September 22, Loudoun Campus from 12 pm– 1 pm
  • September 23, Medical Education Campus from 12 pm– 1 pm
  • September 25, Manassas Campus from 12 pm—1 pm

For more information on any of the above activities, contact NOVA Police, Community Outreach Officer, Tony Ong at



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DEA Drug Take-Back Event








NOVA Police Department will be Participating in DEA’s Annual Drug Take-Back Initiative on September 27, from 10AM to 2PM. Please turn in your unused/unwanted/expired medication for proper disposal. For more information, contact NOVA Police Community Outreach Officer, Tony Ong

NOVA Drop-Off Site:.

Annandale Campus CA Building 1st Floor Main Entrance

8333 Little River Turnpike

Annandale, VA 22003

Contact Community Outreach Officer, Tony Ong for any questions or refer to the website below for more



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NOVA Police To Participate In Dulles Plane Pull Event For Special Olympics

Plane Pull 2014

On September 20th, from 11 am to 3 pm, NOVA Police will participate in the 2014 Dulles Plane Pull event. All event proceeds will go to Special Olympics Virginia. Team NOVA is seeking pullers from the NOVA community to pull a 164,000 pound Airbus 12 feet. Last year, NOVA’s time was 8.5 seconds! If you are interested, contact Officer Tony Ong,, and provide the following information. Registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Full name (Please indicate if you are faculty, staff, or student)
  • E-mail
  • Contact number
  • T-shirt size
  • For additional event information, visit:

Other Festivities:

  • Kids truck pull
  • Car show
  • Military and civilian aircraft display
  • Police K-9 demonstrations
  • Vendor displays
  • Food and drinks & much more


We are also seeking donations to sponsor “Team NOVA”. All proceeds will go to the Special Olympics.

Anyone interested can use the link provided below to make a contribution.





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NOVA Police Host Child Safety Awareness Event



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September is child safety awareness month. The NOVA Police Department has teamed up with the Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office to kick off this safety month by offering our community child seat inspection/installation.

Specially trained and certified police officers and sheriff’s deputies will help parents and caregivers ensure a child fits securely in the safety seat and the safety seat fits securely in the vehicle seat. Bring your vehicle and safety seat(s). Bring your child, too…if he or she is available! 

Date: September 27, 2014

Time:10:00 am to 2:00 pm


NOVA Annandale Campus 8333 Little River TurnpikeFFX CS

Annandale VA, 22003

(B-1 and B-2 Parking Lots)

For more information:

Contact NOVA Police, Community Outreach

Officer, Tony Ong at




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Staying Safe on Campus


NOVA campuses are very safe, but our record of safety doesn’t mean it is not important to take steps to protect yourself at all times. There is an assault in this country every minute, and several serious crimes have occurred recently on or near NOVA campuses.

The most important thing you can do to protect yourself is to be aware of your surroundings at all times. Do not walk around texting or wearing ear buds while listening to music. Predators prey on inattentive people who are easily surprised. The risk is not only from predators. There are numerous cases of people texting or wearing ear buds and falling or stepping into traffic.


Here are some other tips:

  • Avoid walking in isolated areas on campus and, when possible, walk with a group of people. If you’d like an escort to your vehicle or need a jump start, call college police dispatch. An officer will be sent to your location.
  • If possible, park at night in lighted areas of nearby parking lots.
  • If you encounter someone in a hallway or on campus, present a confident image. Do not slouch or look way. Rather, keep walking and look the person in the eye as you pass.
  • Walk to your vehicle with your keys in your hand.
  • Check the interior of your vehicle before entering it.
  • If confronted by an assailant, do not fight unless your life is in jeopardy. No property is worth your personal injury.
  • Keep your valuables such as computers, cell phones and textbooks under your direct control at all times. Leaving them unattended invites theft.
  • Do not carry large amounts of cash, and keep your cash, ID and credit cards in your pocket.
  • Be familiar with panic dialers in classrooms and in offices.
  • In the event of an active shooter, evacuate if possible and do not carry your backpacks, handbags or any parcels which arriving police could suspect of hiding a weapon. If you must shelter in place, remain quiet and be prepared to fight for your life.
  • Get a good description of any assailant (gender, race, height, weight, hair color, accent, odor, clothing, tattoos, etc.) and report same immediately to police.
  • If you are in danger, see something that concerns you, or seems out of place, call the college police or use the LiveSafe app. Do not attempt to intervene directly.
  • Sign up for NOVA Alert to be informed of campus safety and security issues.
  •  Program NOVA Police Dispatch into your cell phone. You may reach us 24/7 at 703-764-5000.


Remember to stay alert at all times. If you have safety or security concerns, report them to your campus police or call Dispatch. Working together, we can make NOVA even safer!




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Staying Safe On Campus Just Got Easier With NOVA Mobile LiveSafe App

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NOVA is excited to announce the upcoming (April) launch of a powerful new mobile safety app, called “LiveSafe”!

The free LiveSafe app will improve communication between students, faculty, and college police, and allows for improved emergency response in distress situations. By having access to the latest safety information, our goal is to make our already safe NOVA campuses and centers safer and more secure.

The LiveSafe app will offer a range of safety resources to students, faculty, or parents, including to ability to:

  • Send your location to college police in an emergency.
  • Report tips anonymously to college police.
  • Let friends or family monitor you as you walk home, so you will never have to walk alone.
  • Notify college police and emergency management of your safety and security concerns.
  • Ask questions and/or make suggestions to the college police.

Signing up for the LiveSafe app is easy:

  • Visit the iTunes or Google Play store, depending upon your smartphone, and download the “LiveSafe” app (blue shield icon).
  • Choose NOVA from the list of schools that appear once you’ve downloaded the app.
  • Fill in your name/contact info (emergency use only).

If you have any questions, please call NOVA Police College Dispatch at 703-764-5000.

Daniel A. Dusseau

Chief of Police

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2014 DEA Drug Take-Back Day At NOVA

2014 DEA Drug Take-Back Day At NOVA


Saturday, April 26, From 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM



The NOVA Police Department will again be participating in the DEA Drug Take-Back Program. Turn in your unused or expired medications for safe disposal at one of our NOVA sites listed below. Please be advised that we will NOT be collecting any syringes.

NOVA Drop Off Sites:


Annandale Campus CA Building 1st Floor Main Entrance

8333 Little River Turnpike

Annandale, VA 22003

Alexandria Campus AA building (Main Entrance from A-4 Parking Lot)

3001 N. Beauregard St

Alexandria, VA 22311


Contact Community Outreach Officer, Tony Ong for any questions or refer to the website below for more information.

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SAFE- Women’s Self-Defense Training


SAFE Women’s Self Defense Training Held At Annandale Campus


Sexual Assault Free & Empowered (SAFE) is a free women’s self defense program offered by the NOVA College Police Department. SAFE is dedicated to empowering women with knowledge to reduce the occurrence of sexual assault crimes. The program provides effective options by teaching women to take an active and positive role in their own self defense and psychological well-being.


  • Acts of violence occur every 15 seconds in the United States
  • 6 million American women are beaten each year by their husbands or boyfriends
  • 90 percent of crime is opportunistic
  • 90 percent of self defense is in the prevention of an attack

Course Content

  • Course begins with classroom instruction
  • Risk awareness, risk reduction, crime prevention strategies and defensive concepts
  • Hands-on training in physical defense techniques
  • Simulated, controlled environment to test skills
  • Courses taught by certified SAFE instructors
  • Take home reference manual provided


April 11, 2014 from 8 AM- 4 PM, CG Building Room 113 & 114

Safe 2014

Please RSVP to Officer Tony Ong ( if you plan on attending. Spaces are limited





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Bomb Threat Response Training

Bomb Threat Response Training


Topics Include:

-The destructiveness of bombs

-Penalties for false bomb threats

-Prevention techniques

-Response options

-Additional resources



March 3, Annandale Campus; CA 305; from noon-1pm

March 4, MEC Campus; Room 352; noon-1pm

March 5, Alexandria Campus; AA-158; from noon-1pm

March 7, Woodbridge Campus; WC-108; See from noon-1pm

March 11, Loudoun Campus; LR-101; from noon-1pm

March 12, Manassas Campus; MC-226; from noon-1pm

Please RSVP to Officer Ong ( if you plan to attend this presentation



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Upcoming Outreach Training For Jan & Feb 2014


Crimes Against Women / Self-Defense Considerations 

             NOVA Police conduct campus-wide training sessions on responding to crimes against women and self-defense considerations.  If you are interested in this or other announced training, please RSVP to NOVA Police’s Community Outreach Officer, Tony Ong at

 Topics Include:

  • How to avoid / respond to Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, and Stalking.
  • What to do if you are a victim.Police guidance on relevant topics (i.e., protective orders, police reporting options, and more.)
  • Demonstrations and lecture of self-defense responses and tactics (This is NOT a hands-on session) 
  • Resources in your community


  • January 27, Alexandria Campus from 11 am-1 pm; AA 158
  • January 27, Loudoun Campus from 3 pm-5 pm; LR 105
  • January 28, Annandale Campus from noon-2 pm; CA 317
  • January 29, Manassas Campus from noon-2 pm; (location TBD)
  • January 30, MEC Campus from 11 am-1 pm; Room 352
  • January 30, Woodbridge Campus from 3 pm–5 pm; LWAS 336


Bystander Intervention Training

Topics Include:

  • What is Bystander Intervention?
  • How Bystander Intervention can keep you and others safe.
  • Intervention tips and more.


  • February 10, Annandale Campus from noon-1 pm; CA 305
  • February 10, MEC Campus from 2 – 3 pm; Room 352.
  • February 11, Alexandria Campus from noon-1 pm; AA 196
  • February 12, Manassas Campus from noon-1 pm; (location TBD)
  • February 13, Loudoun Campus from noon-1 pm; LR 105
  • February 14, Woodbridge Campus from noon-1 pm; LWAS 356


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