Safety and security on our campuses remain a top priority, and faculty, staff and students probably have noticed a recent increase in email notifications from VCU Police of crimes that have occurred in our community.
The reason behind this is twofold: the emails ensure our compliance with a federal law that mandates notification to the community of a particular set of crimes and they help authorities track down the perpetrators.
They are not indicative of an increase in criminal activity. VCU is committed to keeping students, faculty and staff informed and aware of what is going on in and around our community. Safety remains the responsibility of everyone at VCU.