The Collegian
Wednesday, June 12, 2024


Robert C. Dillard, the university police chief, will retire in June. Dillard has been chief of Richmond's campus police since 1970 and previously served five years with the Henrico County police department. Under his direction, the university police department earned accreditation from both the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies and the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators, one of only a handful of Virginia campuses to hold either qualification. The commission subsequently honored the campus force as a flagship police department. Dillard directs more than 40 employees, including 17 sworn, armed officers.