March 2, 2024

UMW Police Care About YOU: Get Your Valentine’s Day Carnation, Feb. 14

red carnationValentine’s Day is coming up, and your UMW Police Department would like to say that we care about the UMW Community and we care about YOU.

On Tuesday, Feb. 14, campus police officers will be onCampus Walk in front of Lee Hall giving a free carnation to those who stop by as a token of our appreciation. We hope that this small gesture will cultivate greater appreciation for one another and enhance relationships not only with your police department but with each other.

It’s hard to believe it was three years ago that I created a video at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic playing off of how many of us felt upside down. It’s been a challenging time, but the path forward appears positive. I’m encouraged and excited to see campus activity in full force, while we continue to maintain self-care and comply with community guidelines.

UMW Police continues to assist community members who are dealing with difficult situations, and we remain vigilant toward those who unexpectedly find themselves in crisis. We work closely with our colleagues across campus to ensure we are providing resources and support. You are our top priority and we remain committed to being there for you.

Your Police Department Cares about YOU. We look forward to seeing youTuesday, Feb. 14, 2023 – Valentine’s Day – on Campus Walk starting at 10 a.m. We will be there until we run out of carnations.

Meanwhile, if you are feeling anxious, threatened, concerned or upside down for any reason, please try one of the tools or reach out to one of the offices listed on our Safety Resources page.

Stay safe – and smile!

Mike Hall
Chief, UMW Police

P.S. Check out my video from last year!