G4S security vehicles
Beginning fall 2012, unarmed security professionals in marked G4S vehicles will begin patrolling the VCU campus to provide increased visibility in VCU’s efforts to enhance the safety of students, faculty, staff and visitors. These security units will operate under the direction of VCU Police. The addition of the vehicles is in response to a survey of the VCU community conducted last year that showed the community wanted to see a more visible presence of VCU’s police and security.
VCU saw a decline of 7.6 percent in larcenies, the most common crime on campus, in the past year, but the incidents of robberies increased. VCU Police have focused additional police resources on robbery prevention and suppression this academic year. The safety of our students, faculty, staff and visitors is a top priority at VCU.
The security patrols will provide a high-visibility security presence between 9 p.m. and either 2 a.m. or 3 a.m., depending on the day, as part of a 16-week pilot project. The security patrols will provide coverage on the Monroe Park Campus and the MCV Campus.
VCU contracted with G4S, one of the world's leading security providers with more than 50,000 employees across the United States and Canada. The G4S security vehicles will be well marked and display flashing yellow lights.
Again, safety and security on our campuses remain a top priority. VCU is committed to keeping students and faculty and staff members informed and aware of what is going on in and around our community. Safety remains the responsibility of everyone here at VCU.