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Message From the Chief

The NOVA police department is a full-service police agency. Our officers are happy to assist you with a prompt, knowledgeable and professional response to your questions, concerns, and police assistance needs. Please call our 24/7/365 dispatch center at 703.764.5000 or email us at for any police service matter.

All NOVA police officers are fully trained and state certified by the Department of Criminal Justice Services of the Commonwealth of Virginia. NOVA police officers have the same authority and responsibilities, to include the power of arrest and criminal investigations, as all police officers throughout the Commonwealth. Our jurisdiction covers all property owned or controlled by NOVA -- the College's grounds, buildings, facilities, and streets as well as sidewalks and highways immediately adjacent to each campus. All officers are sworn to preserve the public peace, protect life and property, and enforce the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia. NOVA police officers patrol NOVA campuses and are available to respond to calls at any time.

If you have an issue that requires my personal attention, please contact me at

Chief Daniel Dusseau