Archived Alerts (Inactive)

Farmville seeking assistance in investigation

The Farmville Police Department is seeking assistance from the Longwood campus community, as they investigate the reports of gunshots on Sunday, Jan. 12 at the McDonald’s on South Main Street. If you were present or in the vicinity of the gunshots and feel you have information or saw any of the events that evening, please call Investigating Sergeant David Ragland at 434-392-9259. Your information will be held in confidence. Thank you.

Update on report of gunshots

Campus community,

This evening Farmville Police and Longwood University Police responded to a report of gunshots near the intersection of Putney and Main streets. When police arrived on the scene, the suspects had already fled, and out of an abundance of caution, LUPD asked anyone on campus to stay inside in a secure location until police could ensure the grounds were safe and secure for the community to move around. No one was injured. Officers performed security checks on all campus buildings and grounds and announced campus was secured at 11:10 p.m. Farmville Police have recovered a weapon and detained a person of interest.


UPDATE: LUPD has secured campus, it is safe to move around. Police continue to investigate the incident, please continue to exercise caution.


UPDATE: LUPD is continuing to work to ensure campus is secure. Please stay inside until the lockdown is lifted.


UPDATE: LUPD still working to ensure campus is secure. Please remain in a secure location until further notice.


UPDATE: Farmville and LUPD investigating report of gunshots off campus. LUPD working to clear campus. Updates:


EMERGENCY: Police investigating a person with a gun on campus. Go inside to a locked and secure location. Updates at

Tornado Warning lifted

Update: The National Weather Service has lifted the tornado warning for Farmville and Prince Edward. All clear.

Tornado Warning Update

Update: Tornado warning in effect until 8:30 pm. Please continue to stay in tornado shelter area until the warning is lifted.


EMERGENCY: A tornado warning has been issued for Longwood. Go to the tornado shelter area in the nearest building and await an all clear message.