The mission of the VCU Police Department is to provide a safe and secure learning, living and working environment for the students, faculty, staff and visitors. The Residence Hall Security Division serves to maintain a safe on-campus living environment. The "red shirt" security officers are on duty 24/7 in every residence hall. They are responsible for access control of every person entering the halls and conduct frequent floor walks to ensure safety within the buildings. Residence hall security works closely with housing staff, students and the VCU Police Department. Every officer is certified through the Department of Criminal Justice Services as a campus security officer.