Campus Police

The University of Rio Grande Campus Police is organized under chapter 1713.50 of the Ohio Revised Code. Officer(s) are on duty 24 hours a day seven days per week. Campus officers are certified by the Ohio Peace Officer Training Council, are armed, and have the same powers of arrest as a deputy sheriff. Campus Police jurisdiction includes all University grounds and buildings including all streets, roads, and highways that border campus property. Other local law enforcement agencies that also have full or partial law enforcement jurisdiction on the University of Rio Grande campus include the Rio Grande Village Police, Gallia County Sheriff’s Office, and the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

The University of Rio Grande Campus Police is compliant in the federal right to know requirements contained in the Campus Security Act of 1990 and the Jeanne Clery Act of 1998. For additional information about Campus Police, log onto the University’s main web site at and click on the Campus Police tab.

It remains the goal of the Campus Police Department to provide a safe and secure environment that fosters the student learning process and enhances quality of life for all who attend the University of Rio Grande.

For all on-campus emergencies including fire, emergency medical, and police dial 911. To contact campus police for nonemergencies call (740) 245-7286.