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PVCC Votes in Favor of Expanding Campus Security Force


Sept. 5, 2013

Students, faculty and staff at Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC) could see more security around campus, thanks to a new police force for the school.

Members of the College Board met yesterday and voted 7 to 3 for a hybrid police force, which would have both security personnel and certified police officers.

PVCC released a statement on Thursday, explaining that there haven't been any violent crimes on campus in the past 15 years, but they want to take preventative measures.

"Too often we are seeing violence at schools, at colleges, movie theaters and that created a dialogue on campus of how can we best ensure the safety and security of our faculty, staff and students," President of PVCC Dr. Frank Friedman said.

If approved by the state, the new hybrid police force will go into effect in the fall of 2014.


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