RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Commonwealth University says it’s the first public institution of higher education in the state certified as a crime prevention campus.
The distinction comes from the Virginia Criminal Justice Services Board. VCU Police Chef John Venuti accepted the honors on Thursday.
To be certified, a college or university must detail crime prevention goals, programs and accomplishments. All told, a certified crime prevention campus is required to have 11 core safety elements.
VCU will retain the certification for three years.
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