As part of the university’s Fall Family Weekend festivities, the Virginia Tech Police Department will host its fifth annual Community Day celebration on Oct. 1, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Students, employees, and the general public are invited to attend the free event to learn more about the award-winning and nationally accredited police department.

About 1,000 people are expected to attend the free event, which will take place on Virginia Tech's Drillfield and will include activities for people of all ages. The rain location is War Memorial Hall.

"This is a great opportunity for us to show the community all of the resources that are offered from our police department as well as many other campus partners," said Officer Nicole Quesenberry. "It's a fun social event where people can get to know our officers and learn important safety information."

Participants will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of interactive activities, including:

  • Drunk Goggle Carts
  • Donut eating contest
  • EFFORT Obstacle Course
  • DUI simulator
  • Dunk-A-Cop
  • K-9 demonstrations
  • Regional Dive Team
  • Bloodmobile
  • Night Vision Obstacle Course

A driving simulator will allow participants to measure the difference in their reaction time when they’re behind the wheel while intoxicated. Participants will drive a golf cart through a cone course while wearing impairment goggles.

The event will also include free food and prizes. Several community organizations will be on hand to share information and talk with participants about their organizations. The Virginia Tech Rescue Squad, Blacksburg Fire Department, Blacksburg Police, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Christiansburg Police, and Carilion Lifeguard (helicopter) crew will have ongoing demonstrations throughout the day. The Virginia Tech Police Department’s Emergency Response Team and K-9 Team will lead demonstrations as well.

The Drillfield is located across the street from Burruss Hall at 800 Drillfield Drive in Blacksburg.

More information is available on the Virginia Tech Police Department’s website.


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