MARTINSVILLE, Virginia — Patrick Henry Community College has won approval to establish a campus police department.
The college received an affidavit certified by Henry County Circuit Court on Tuesday authorizing a campus police department.
Patrick Henry vice president Ron Epperly tells the Martinsville Bulletin (http://bit.ly/18cusLe ) that Gary Dove will serve as chief of the new department. Dove previously served as the college's emergency planning coordinator. He's a retired Martinsville Police Department lieutenant.
Epperly says another full-time officer will be hired.
The department will operate during business hours. Security guards will work on weekends and at other times when the college isn't operating.
Information from: Martinsville Bulletin, http://www.martinsvillebulletin.com