PHCC Board Approves Police Department

Henry Co., VA - A proposal to have a small police force on the campus of Patrick Henry Community College has moved forward.

Monday night, the school's board unanimously approved a plan to create a five-member police department. The plan must be approved by the Virginia Community College System and the state Department of Criminal Justice Services.

The force would include the three security officers who already work for the college, along with two sworn police officers.