Ferrum College Campus Police Department
Annual Security Report
The Ferrum College Police Department is a Certified Police Department through the
Department of Criminal Justice. All officers are appointed by the Circuit Court and
receive complete law enforcement training at the Cardinal Criminal Justice Academy
in Salem, Virginia. Officers have arrest powers on the college campus and in the Blue
Ridge Magisterial District of Franklin County. The police department works with other
agencies from other jurisdictions, such as State Police, Franklin County, Federal
The department provides safety and services to the college community and encourages
students to participate in ride-alongs, work-study assignments and other programs.
The Police Department encourages accurate and prompt reporting of all crimes to the
campus police or an appropriate police agency.
The department is located in the Ferrum College Welcome Center, adjacent to Happy
Pappy's convenience store on Route 40 before the college. (see campus map).
- For non-emergency calls, dial (540) 365-4255 to contact the Police Department.
- After hours, you may dial (540) 365-4444 to contact the Police Department.
For emergency calls, dial 911!