Drugs and Alcohol Abuse Awareness Training

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Drugs and Alcohol Abuse Awareness Training

In a continuing effort to ensure the safety and security of the NOVA community, NOVA Police will be offering a drug, alcohol, and substance abuse awareness workshop. Please RSVP for this training. If you need to request accommodations please e-mail NOVA Community Outreach Officer, Tony Ong at tong@nvcc.edu or call 703-933-1850.

Topics include:

  • Alcohol violations and penalties
  • How to determine if someone is intoxicated / under the influence
  • Drug violations and penalties
  • Long-term consequences of substance abuse
  • Examples of controlled and non-controlled drugs
  • Resources

Dates/Locations:

  • December 1, Alexandria Campus, AA-158, from noon-1 pm
  • December 2, Annandale Campus, CC 102, from noon-1 pm
  • December 3, Medical Education Campus, Room 255, from noon-1 pm
  • December 4, Loudoun Campus, LR-105, from noon-1 pm
  • December 5, Manassas Campus, MP 140, from noon-1 pm
  • December 8, Woodbridge Campus, WAS 202, from noon-1 pm

 

 

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NOVA Police Toy Drive

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NOVA Police are hosting a toy drive from November 10th – December 9th

 

We are asking for donations of new toys (unwrapped) for toddlers-teens. All toys collected will be donated to:

HomeAid Northern Virginia

3684 Centerview Drive, Suite 110B

Chantilly, Virginia 20151

Website: http://www.homeaidnova.org/

Phone: 571-283-6300

E-mail: info@homeAidNoVa.org

Drop off: Drop off locations will be at any of the 6 NOVA Police stations, not later than December 9th.

Contact: NOVA Police Community Outreach Officer Tony Ong at tong@nvcc.eduor 703-764-5000.

 

“Put a smile on a kid’s face with a gift from your heart.”

 

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NOVA Police to Host Thanksgiving Food Drive

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HELP PUT THE “GIVING” IN THANKSGIVING

We are asking for donations of the following: low-sugar cereal; canned proteins (meats such as tuna or chicken, corned beef hash, chili); pasta; soups; tomato sauce; juice; peanut butter; and jelly. All food collected will be donated to the Loudoun Homeless Services Center in Leesburg, Virginia.

Together, we can feed needy families

Collections Dates: November 10th – 25th (Please drop off all goods at any of the 6 NOVA Police stations not later than November 25th).

For large donations, contact us directly for assistance.

Drop-off times: 7 am to 11 pm

Shelter Information:

Loudoun Homeless Services Center

19520 Meadowview Ct.

Leesburg VA, 20175

lkimble@vouches.org

703-771-5429

For questions, please contact NOVA Police Community Outreach Officer, Tony Ong at tong@nvcc.edu.

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Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence/Stalking Awareness Training & Self-Defense Considerations

Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence/Stalking Awareness Training

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NOVA Police and NOVA CARES’s Sexual Assault Services will conduct college-wide training sessions in October on responding to crimes against women. If you are interested in this training, please RSVP to NOVA Police’s Community Outreach Officer, Tony Ong, at tong@nvcc.edu.

Topics include:

• How to avoid sexual assault, domestic violence and stalking.

• What to do if you are a victim.

• Police guidance on relevant topics, such as protective orders, police reporting options and more.

• Resources in your community.

Dates/Locations:

  • October 15, Alexandria Campus, noon – 1 p.m., Room AA-158
  • October 17, Medical Education Campus, noon – 1 p.m., Room 254
  • October 22, Annandale Campus, noon – 1 p.m., Room CS-131
  • October 23, Woodbridge Campus, noon – 1 p.m., Seefeldt 347
  • October 24, Manassas Campus, noon – 1 p.m., Room MP-140
  • October 29, Loudoun Campus, noon – 1 p.m., LC-216

Women’s Self-Defense Considerations

An assault occurs every 60 seconds. The NOVA Police Department will offer a non hands-on lecture for women reviewing the mental attitudes, safety considerations and response techniques to avoid an attack and defeat it if it occurs. This valuable information will increase your ability to defend yourself. NOVA females, families and friends are invited. RSVP to NOVA Police’s Community Outreach Officer, Tony Ong, at tong@nvcc.edu.

Dates/Locations:

  • October 30, Manassas Campus, noon – 1 p.m., Room MP-214
  • October 31, Woodbridge Campus, noon – 1 p.m., Seefeldt 106
  • November 3, Alexandria Campus, noon – 1 p.m., Room AA-158
  • November 4, Annandale Campus, noon – 1 p.m., Room CN– 213
  • November 6, Medical Education Campus, noon – 1 p.m., Room 254
  • November 7, Loudoun Campus, noon – 1 p.m., Room LC-216
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Active Shooter Response Training

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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 tong@nvcc.edu.

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DEA Drug Take-Back Event

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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 tong@nvcc.edu

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 information.Tong@nvcc.edu

http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback/index.html

 

 

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

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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, tong@nvcc.edu, 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: http://planepull.com/

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.

https://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/tonyong/2014dullesdayfestivalplanepull

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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

Location:

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 tong@nvcc.edu

 

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Staying Safe on Campus

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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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