From: Virginia Tech Police Department

The Virginia Tech Police Department has received numerous reports of items being stolen from the residence halls. The stolen items are reported as packages which have been left outside of residential rooms by common delivery companies.

Anyone with information concerning these thefts is encouraged to contact the Virginia Tech Police Department by calling (540) 382-4343 or by submitting the information online at

The Virginia Tech Police Department offers the following safety tips:

  • Require a signature for delivery when offered.
  • Make arrangements for delivery with a trusted source.
  • All residents are reminded to lock their doors when out of the room or sleeping. All personal items in a residence hall room can become easy targets and an unlocked door can be an invitation to a thief.

Community members should report all crimes and suspicious activity/persons anywhere on campus immediately to the Virginia Tech Police Department at 540-382-4343 or by dialing 911. 

Anonymous tips can be reported online at or via the LiveSafe mobile app (for Android and iPhone devices).