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Campus Security

Riverside Health College of Health Sciences considers the safety of its students, faculty and staff as the highest priority on campus.
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Campus Safety & Security

The College provides a safe and secure environment conducive to learning. Students and personnel must swipe Riverside-issued identification badges to access buildings on campus. All students and employees are issued identification badges, and they must be worn at all times while on campus. Students also receive training on security procedures and practices on campus and the services offered by Riverside Protection Officers. We practice fire and lockdown exercises at least twice annually to test the College’s emergency procedures and preparedness procedures. Each spring, we will also announce and conduct a tornado drill.

Riverside Health Protection Officers provide a visible security presence on the College campus. They patrol campus properties to deter inappropriate and illegal activities. Riverside Protection Officers patrol the main campus during evening and weekend classes and are available during daytime hours as needed. You can find Riverside Health Protection at Riverside Regional Medical Center.

College leadership maintains a close working relationship with the Newport News Police Department. College officials and Newport News Police communicate on the scene of incidents that occur in and around the campus area. College officials and Newport News Police Investigators work closely when incidents arise that require joint investigative efforts, resources, crime-related reports, and exchanges of information, as deemed necessary.

In compliance with the Higher Education Act of 1965 as amended and §23-9.2:11 of the Code of Virginia, the College has implemented a comprehensive Emergency Notification System. This notification system allows the prompt disclosure of information about crimes on or near the campus that may pose an ongoing threat to the College community. Inclement weather announcements, including campus closure or delay, will also be disseminated through the College’s emergency notification system.



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CD Thomas

Meet The Campus Facilities Safety Coordinator

CD Thomas is a retired from the Hampton City Sheriff’s Department, where he served for more than 25 years. Mr. Thomas is a constant presence on the Riverside Campus and is available to answer any questions about the college’s security protocols.

Contact Mr. Thomas

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