NOVA Police Active Shooter Preparedness Training in November

The horrific events in Las Vegas remind us that predators can strike seemingly safe places with little warning and with deadly effect. NOVA Police train regularly to deal with such a threat. They train on current tactics under the direction of three officers who are certified active incident response trainers. NOVA officers meet regularly with officers from local agencies to ensure the latter are familiar … Continue reading NOVA Police Active Shooter Preparedness Training in November

NOVA Police Active Shooter Preparedness Training in November

The horrific events in Las Vegas remind us that predators can strike seemingly safe places with little warning and with deadly effect. NOVA Police train regularly to deal with such a threat. They train on current tactics under the direction of three officers who are certified active incident response trainers. NOVA officers meet regularly with officers from local agencies to ensure the latter are familiar … Continue reading NOVA Police Active Shooter Preparedness Training in November

NOVA Police Active Shooter Preparedness Training in November

The horrific events in Las Vegas remind us that predators can strike seemingly safe places with little warning and with deadly effect. NOVA Police train regularly to deal with such a threat. They train on current tactics under the direction of three officers who are certified active incident response trainers. NOVA officers meet regularly with officers from local agencies to ensure the latter are familiar … Continue reading NOVA Police Active Shooter Preparedness Training in November

NOVA and Prince William Police Discuss Positive Community Interactions

NOVA and Prince William Police Discuss Positive Community Interactions

In an effort to further develop positive relationships among citizens and local law enforcement, NOVA Police and the Prince William County Police Department partnered to host a free community-relations training session, “Safe Passage Home: Simulations and Discussion of Citizen-Police Interactions.” The event was held on September 9 at the Woodbridge Campus’ Lakeside Theatre.  Members of the community, along with NOVA students, faculty and staff attended … Continue reading NOVA and Prince William Police Discuss Positive Community Interactions

Woodbridge to Host Perspectives on Citizen-Police Interactions Event

In an effort to facilitate a mutual understanding of safety among citizens and law enforcement, NOVA Police and the Prince William County (PWC) Police Department will host an informative training, “Safe Passage Home: Perspectives on Citizen-Police Interactions” on Saturday, March 25 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at NOVA’s Woodbridge Campus Lakeside Theatre. This event is free and open to the general public. “Safe Passage … Continue reading Woodbridge to Host Perspectives on Citizen-Police Interactions Event

YOUR Student Success Conference: Helping Students Start & Stay Strong

YOUR Student Success Conference: Helping Students Start & Stay Strong

Knowing about available resources and assistance points are key to our students’ success. This year, all campuses across the College collaborated together and hosted a YOUR Student Success Conference aimed at helping students start and stay strong throughout the semester. Learning and Technology Resources (LTR), Student Services, Student Life and NOVA Police were some of the units that provided informational sessions for students on academic … Continue reading YOUR Student Success Conference: Helping Students Start & Stay Strong

Women’s Center and NOVA Police Discuss Sexual Assault and Outreach

NOVA Women’s Center will welcome NOVA Police Lieutenant John Weinstein on Tuesday, October 4 at 2:00 p.m. in the Bisdorf Building, Room 331 on the Alexandria Campus. The session is titled “NOVA Police Sexual Assault/Harassment Outreach: Accomplishments and Capabilities.” Please join the Women’s Center for this important and informative session by Weinstein, as he discusses NOVA Police training, investigation process and outreach to NOVA and … Continue reading Women’s Center and NOVA Police Discuss Sexual Assault and Outreach

NOVA Police Teaches Self-Defense at the Women's Center

NOVA Police Teaches Self-Defense at the Women’s Center

On April 26, Lieutenant John Weinstein taught a 60-minute course to approximately 35 attendees at NOVA’s Women’s Center on the Alexandria Campus. This course helped attendees learn how to avoid an assault and simple things individuals can do to end an attack. Weinstein, who commands police operations on the Alexandria and Loudoun campuses, is a martial artist and the department’s lead firearms and active shooter … Continue reading NOVA Police Teaches Self-Defense at the Women’s Center

NOVA Police Participates in National Drug Take-Back Initiative

NOVA Police Participates in National Drug Take-Back Initiative

On April 30, NOVA Police participated in the 11th National Drug Take-Back Initiative on the Annandale and Medical Education campuses. This event, hosted by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), collected seven bags of miscellaneous controlled and non-controlled drugs, totaling 152.8 lbs. The Take-Back Initiative resulted in total collection of 31,017 pounds of unwanted/expired medication across the Commonwealth. A total of 134 agencies participated at 185 collection … Continue reading NOVA Police Participates in National Drug Take-Back Initiative

NOVA Police Participate in Training to Hone Critical Skills

NOVA Police Participate in Training to Hone Critical Skills

NOVA Police participated in all-hands-on-deck active shooter training at the Woodbridge Campus on Sunday, April 10 and 17, with half the department receiving training the first Sunday and the other half the next. In order for officers to keep their skills sharp and to learn new techniques, they must participate in regular training. Required full-scale active-shooter training is held for NOVA officers twice each year. Additionally, … Continue reading NOVA Police Participate in Training to Hone Critical Skills

Individuals in Crisis and Dealing With Disruptions at Loudoun

Loudoun Campus, NOVACares and the NOVA Police Department are sponsoring a workshop on dealing with individuals in crisis and those who are disruptive. The workshop will be held on Tuesday, December 8 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Higher Education Center (HEC) event space of the Loudoun Campus. The event is open to all college faculty and staff. NOVACares Case Manager MaryAnn Raybuck will … Continue reading Individuals in Crisis and Dealing With Disruptions at Loudoun

NOVA Police Chief Honored by Campus Safety Magazine

NOVA Police Chief Honored by VACLEA

NOVA Police Chief Dan Dusseau was awarded the highest honor by his peers at the Virginia Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (VACLEA) summer conference. Dusseau received the Robert C. Dillard Outstanding Contribution to Campus Law Enforcement Award, which recognizes (1) significant sustained contribution and advancement of campus law enforcement or security practices and (2) innovation in the development or enhancement of campus law enforcement … Continue reading NOVA Police Chief Honored by VACLEA

NOVA SAS and Police Donation Drive for Local Shelters

NOVA SAS and Police Donation Drive for Local Shelters

NOVA Sexual Assault Services (SAS) and NOVA Police conducted a donation drive from January 26 through March 6 in support of two domestic violence shelters in Northern Virginia. Over 500 cleaning, household items and other products were collected and distributed. SAS and NOVA Police thank everyone who donated and helped make a difference in the lives of individuals experiencing domestic violence. For more information or to … Continue reading NOVA SAS and Police Donation Drive for Local Shelters

Dusseau Named Police Chief of the Year

Dusseau Named Police Chief of the Year

NOVA Police Chief Daniel Dusseau has been selected by Campus Safety Magazine as its police chief/security director of the year. Campus Safety Magazine, with 18,000 subscribers, is the country’s premier safety and security publication, dealing with higher education policing and security tactics, technologies and initiatives. The publication is received at thousands of schools throughout the country and read by the nation’s leading security opinion-makers and … Continue reading Dusseau Named Police Chief of the Year

NOVA College Safety Video

NOVA College Safety Video

NOVA recently released an updated version of the College Safety Video. The video can be accessed at the following Web pages: Police http://www.nvcc.edu/police  Office of Emergency Management and Safety http://www.nvcc.edu/emergency The video addresses: How you are protected at NOVA How you can communicate with NOVA during emergencies Campus 24/7 Dispatch Center Panic buttons LiveSafe: NOVA’s free mobile safety app How NOVA communicates with you during … Continue reading NOVA College Safety Video

NOVA Police and Friends Support Special Olympics

NOVA Police and Friends Support Special Olympics

For the third straight year, NOVA Police, staff members, friends and family members successfully competed in the Dulles Day Festival & Plane Pull® to benefit Special Olympics Virginia. On September 20, the 25-person Team NOVA took 6.907 seconds to pull a jet weighing over 164,000 pounds 12 feet across an airport runway area. “We finished 26th out of 65 teams,” said Team NOVA leader Tony Ong, NOVA Police community … Continue reading NOVA Police and Friends Support Special Olympics

Summer Happenings at MEC

Summer Happenings at MEC

The second annual Above & Beyond Benefit took place on June 16 at the Embassy Suites in Springfield, Virginia. The benefit luncheon honors first responders who improve the community by quietly volunteering their personal time, energy and funds to fill a need. Proceeds from the event were awarded to Fairfax County Police, Fire and Rescue and Sheriff funds and the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce Foundation. … Continue reading Summer Happenings at MEC

Lt. Randall Carlock Retires From NOVA Police

Lt. Randall Carlock Retires From NOVA Police

Lt. Randall “Randy” Carlock is retiring on Sept. 1 from the NOVA Police after more than 27 years of distinguished service to NOVA and the national capital region. Carlock was committed to public service long before he joined NOVA. From 1981 to 1989, he served eight years in the Pennsylvania and D.C. Army National Guard, where he was assigned to the infantry and later to the … Continue reading Lt. Randall Carlock Retires From NOVA Police

Lt. John Weinstein Wins Writing Awards

Lt. John Weinstein Wins Writing Awards

Lt. John Weinstein of the NOVA Police department received two writing awards from the Public Safety Writers Association. He won first and third places in the nonfiction creative technical, published category. Weinstein has been writing for more than 35 years, but this was the first writing competition he entered. First place was awarded to “How-To Improve Situational Awareness on Campus,” while “Dealing With Difficult People: … Continue reading Lt. John Weinstein Wins Writing Awards

DUI Awareness Training

DUI Awareness Training

What are the risks associated with drunk driving? How do police catch violators? What are your rights? Attend NOVA Police’s Driving Under the Influence (DUI) awareness training and find out. Also see how police measure your blood alcohol and try doing a few field sobriety tests while wearing “drunk goggles.” Dates/Location Annandale Campus May 27 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. CE building, Second Floor President’s … Continue reading DUI Awareness Training

NOVA Launches LiveSafe Mobile App to Enhance Campus Safety

NOVA Launches LiveSafe Mobile App to Enhance Campus Safety

NOVA announced the launch of a mobile safety app that will provide students, faculty and staff with a new way to get in touch with College law enforcement authorities. LiveSafe helps build safer campuses by providing a fast and efficient channel of communication between members of the NOVA community and campus safety officials. As part of NOVA’s commitment to the safety and well-being of its … Continue reading NOVA Launches LiveSafe Mobile App to Enhance Campus Safety

NOVA Hosts Eighth Community Shred Event

NOVA Hosts Eighth Community Shred Event

On March 15, NOVA hosted its eighth shred event at the Annandale Campus with long-time sponsor, NBC4 (WRC-TV). So many households participated that 45 tons of paper – 90,000 pounds – were shredded and recycled. The event was co-sponsored by Allstate Insurance, the Shred-it company and Fairfax County. The community-focused event took place in the B15 parking lot at the back of the Annandale Campus. … Continue reading NOVA Hosts Eighth Community Shred Event

“Play It Safe” at Alexandria

“Play It Safe” at Alexandria

Spring Break is considered a high-risk week, so members of the Alexandria Office of Student Life felt the urge to spread a simple message: “Play It Safe.” On March 5, Alcohol Awareness Day was successfully held in the cafeteria. The United Prevention Coalition of Fairfax County, the Fairfax Alcohol Safety Action Program, NOVA Police, the Office of Student Conduct and professor, David Fernandez, accepted the invitation … Continue reading “Play It Safe” at Alexandria

Bomb Threat Response Training

Bomb Threat Response Training

Police Outreach Training is now available on bomb threat response. Topics: – The destructiveness of bombs – Penalties for false bomb threats – Prevention techniques – Response options – Additional resources Dates and Locations Each training session is offered from noon to 1:00 p.m. March 11 Loudoun Campus, LR-101 March 12 Manassas Campus, MC-226 Please RSVP to Officer Tony Ong at tong@nvcc.edu if you plan to attend any of these sessions. Continue reading Bomb Threat Response Training

Bomb Threat Response Training

Bomb Threat Response Training

Police Outreach Training is now available on bomb threat response. Topics: – The destructiveness of bombs – Penalties for false bomb threats – Prevention techniques – Response options – Additional resources Dates and Locations Each training session is offered from noon to 1:00 p.m. March 5 Alexandria Campus, AA-158 March 7 Woodbridge Campus, WC-108 March 11 Loudoun Campus, LR-101 March 12 Manassas Campus, MC-226 Please … Continue reading Bomb Threat Response Training