Security Hours

The Institute provides un-armed security coverage from 4:00 pm to 7:00 am weekdays and 24-hour coverage on weekends, holidays, and other non-routine closings. Buildings are normally locked between 5:00 pm and 6:30 pm by the guard on duty during the weekdays. Buildings are unlocked by the guard on duty starting at 6:00 am on weekdays.VIMS Security Staff (L to R) Jerry Darden, Patsy Powell, Michael Cook, Bob Miller, Linda Craig, and Antonio Ruffin.

Contact Security

Security may be reached via cell phone at 804-694-7300. Assistance will be provided for such things as walking you to your car, unlocking/locking of buildings and rooms for special events, and investigation of incidents (theft, property damage, etc.). Requests for assistance from the Security Department may be made in advance by e-mail to [[security]].


In case of emergency, call 911 and the Gloucester County Sheriff's Department will respond. You may also use one of the "Blue Light" phones located around the campus for emergencies.

Report an Incident

 Should there be a security problem during the normal working day, the Dean and Director, the Director of Facilities Management, or the professional staff of the Office of Safety and Environmental Programs should be contacted. The best way to contact any of these individuals in an emergency is to call the central receptionist at extension 7000 and request that the appropriate individual be contacted.

During working hours, contact the Customer Service Center in the Department of Facilities Management to report thefts or vandalism.  Request that the William & Mary Campus Police be notified.  Depending upon the nature of the incident, either Facilities Management or the Campus Police might decide to contact the Gloucester County Sheriff as well. 

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and the Campus Crime Statistics Act (formerly the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990) requires that crime statistics for the Gloucester Point campus (On-Campus), Wachapreague campus (Non-Campus) and the area immediately adjacent to the Gloucester Point Campus (Public Property) be provided to all faculty, staff, and students for the previous 3 calendar years. These statistics are listed below:

Crime Statistics

Crime statistics for the College of William & Mary campus include the VIMS Crime Statistics. In addition, the College booklet  "Stay Safe at the College of William & Mary" contains helpful information on living, traveling, bicycling, and partying safely. Also included in the booklet are helpful phone numbers for various campus support groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous, Substance Abuse Education, and Sexual Assault Support.

Additional information on security coverage at VIMS is included in the VIMS'  Policy and Procedure Documents; section PPD-0406, Institute Security.