Crime Alert:   UPDATE 3/31/17

To the Ferrum College and Ferrum Communities,

The subjects involved in the robbery that resulted in yesterday’s Crime Alert have been identified. Appropriate action has been taken to protect our campus community.

In addition, Ferrum College police will be presenting the case to the Commonwealth Attorney for indictment and prosecution.

We would like to thank the community for being vigilant and sharing information that helps keep our campus safe.

Crime Alert: 03/30/2017

To the Ferrum College and Ferrum Communities,

In compliance with the provisions of the Federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1988 Ferrum College is giving notice of a Robbery on campus.

Brief description of how the crime took place:

On March 29th, 2017, late afternoon hours, Ferrum College Police were notified of a robbery that had occurred on campus. This took place in the early morning hours in residential housing. The victim, a current student, stated he had opened his door for 3 unknown, non-student subjects. They forced their way into the room. Once inside they took several items including a wallet and cell phone then left without further incident.

Ferrum College Police continue to investigate this incident.

Ferrum College Police remind members of the community of the following:

  • Be aware of your surroundings and trust your instincts.
  • Never open your door if you cannot identify who is on the other side of the door.
  • Report all suspicious people and circumstances immediately.
  • Be cautious in confronting suspicious persons. Call Ferrum College Police.

Anyone with information pertaining to this crime can contact the Ferrum College Police Department (24/7) at (540) 365-4444 or Ferrum College website anonymously.

Ferrum College Campus Police Department

Ferrum College Police DepartmentThe 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, properties belonging to Ferrum College and adjoining roadways in Franklin County. The police department works with other agencies from other jurisdictions, such as State Police, Franklin County Sheriffs office, Federal agencies, etc. The department provides safety and services to the college community and encourages positive growth in the Ferrum community. The Ferrum College Police Departments also participates in the student work study program. 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 10021 Franklin Street, Ferrum Virginia 24088, adjacent to the new Ferrum Mercantile. (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!