Virginia Commonwealth University will be activating its upgraded siren system on Wednesday, Dec. 5 at noon as part of its monthly siren testing in 2018. This includes sirens installed on the Monroe Park and MCV Campuses and a new siren at VCU Police headquarters, located at 224 East Broad Street. The addition of a siren at VCUPD headquarters means thousands of residents and businesses downtown will hear the signal more clearly than when the sirens were only located on VCU’s campuses. In a real emergency, the sirens are activated in conjunction with VCU’s other alerting technologies, including text messages. Community members can sign up for VCU Alerts to receive text messages and/or emails at:

If you have questions or feedback about this technology, please email VCU Police staff at