For this week's episode of The Prevention Podcast, we sit down with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Chief of Police John Venuti about the unique safety and security challenges his department faces in and around the Richmond, Virginia campus.
As students return to campus for the new school year, Chief Venuti plans to leverage the LiveSafe Platform as part of a new strategy to counter street harassment of students in Richmond.
In his position as the Associate Vice President of Campus Safety and Chief of Police for VCU, Chief Venuti oversees Public Safety and Emergency Management, as well as Parking, Transportation and Fleet. The VCU Police Department is one of the largest university police departments in the United States, with 99 sworn officers and over 200 security personnel.
Chief Venuti was appointed by Governor McAuliffe to the Virginia State Crime Commission, and he has served on the Governor’s Task Force on Combating Sexual Assault in Higher Education and is a graduate of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Violence Against Women Leadership Institute.