LGBTQIA+ Liaisons

The VCU Police Department serves VCU with PRIDE and believes in treating each and every individual with dignity and respect. At VCU Police, we believe every interaction with a community member is important and we believe in making sure individuals get the assistance they need to stay safe and be successful at VCU.

Many of our officers and staff members are VCU Safe Zone trained and VCU Police headquarters is home to the TDoR RVA Transgender Day of Remembrance Tree. The department is committed to working with students, faculty, staff and interest groups across the university and the LGBTQIA+ liaison officers are assigned to collaborate with various offices and groups for outreach and events. LGBTQIA+ liaison officers are the point of contact for on and off-campus groups. 

VCU Police is committed to an open dialogue with the community and to building relationships with all community members.

1. Briana Jackson

VCU PD Official Photo of Officer Brianna Jackson in uniform

Police Officer, LGBTQIA+ Liaison Officer


Officer Briana Jackson graduated from Goochland High School with an advanced diploma and worked for the Department of Corrections for two years. She served as a police officer for the Richmond Police Department for seven years prior to joining VCU Police. 

“Throughout those years I have worked with people of all backgrounds. Being a member of the LGBTQIA+ community myself, I felt this role was a great fit. It is important for members of the community to have a trustworthy, and relatable, individual to consult with. Serving as a point of contact, I will maintain a positive and safe relationship between the LGBTQIA community and VCU Police.”

2. Hakilah Hudson  

VCU PD Official Photo of Officer Hakilah Hudson in uniform 

Police Officer, LGBTQIA+ Liaison Officer


Officer Hudson has been a police officer with VCU Police for a little over a year. Prior to starting her career in law enforcement, she was a student at VCU and graduated with a B.S. in Criminal Justice. She is currently in the master’s program for Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness and plans to continue her academic career.

“Once this position as LGBTQIA+ liaison became available, I knew it was something I wanted to get involved with. Having the ability to serve and coordinate with an underrepresented community such as the LGBTQIA+ community was something I couldn’t pass up on. Additionally, with the growing concerns between law enforcement and the community, I wanted to be a link that builds those relationships back up. I want to bridge the gap between both groups by establishing an open line of communication and engaging in events that support LGBTQIA+ individuals.”