Strong Armed Robbery

We have just had a strong armed robbery of a purse behind South Ruffner.


This morning, two inmates escaped from Piedmont Juvenile Detention Center in Farmville. They are described as a 17-year-old black male and a 17-year-old white male of Russian descent. Both are wearing blue jumpsuits, and neither are wearing shoes. A search is ongoing involving local and state police. Practice caution and call 911 to report suspicious behavior.

(Correction: The two inmates escaped from Piedmont Juvenile Detention Center, not Piedmont Regional Jail as originally reported.)


Farmville police are still actively investigating the home invasion but at this time the Longwood campus is not under threat. Please call Farmville police with any tips or information.


Farmville PD is investigating a home invasion that occurred on Vernon Street. Victim reported that suspects were possibly carrying a pistol style weapon. Suspects were described as a black male wearing all black clothing and a white male wearing glasses and a Elmo bandana. If you have any information pertaining to this crime , please contact Farmville Police Department at 434-392-3332.


Suspicious person with gun on Off campus location .Stay in your building or if outside seek secure location. Farmville pd is investigating.

Notice Regarding Accidental Shooting

Two Longwood students were involved in what appears to be an accidental shooting off campus Sunday night. The student who was injured was transported to Centra Southside Community Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. There is no danger to any other students.  More details will be provided as soon as they are available.

No students, faculty or staff involved in shooting at Lancer Park; person of interest in custody

Longwood University Police Chief Robert Beach has confirmed that a man was shot and killed Saturday evening in a fenced-off construction area at Lancer Park, a student residence complex located near the main campus. No Longwood students, faculty or staff were involved in the shooting, and there is no continuing danger, Beach said.

A second individual was taken into custody shortly after the shooting and is considered to be the only person of interest in the case, said Beach, adding that the call about the shooting came into the Longwood Police Department at approximately 7:45 p.m. The shooting occurred in a trailer on the construction site at Lancer Park, which is home to about 250 Longwood students. The Longwood Police Department and the Virginia State Police are conducting the investigation.