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Administrative Support Staff

Our administrative support staff are valued members of our team.  From answering the phones to greeting customers to problem solving to planning and organizing important events, they are key to our day to day success.

Meet our Administrative Staff:

Administrative Assistant, Operations Division

Rachel Harbin serves in the vital role of supporting our three patrol precincts – Central Campus, Medical Center and One Hundred Oaks. Rachel supports the day to day functions of the precincts as well as provides support to the Criminal Investigations Unit. Rachel coordinates building maintenance requests, maintains and coordinates mailboxes and lockers, tracks and reports vehicle issues and provides administrative support to the Assistant Chief of Police, Operations and the precinct Majors.  Rachel joined VUPD and Vanderbilt in January, 2014.  To contact Rachel, please call 615-322-7778 or email Rachel Harbin


Administrative Assistant, Office of Chief of Police

Jessamyn Davis is the smiling face and first point of contact in the Office of the Chief. Jessamyn also serves as administrative assistant for the Department of Finance and Administration.  In addition to providing a friendly greeting to our visitors and callers, Jessamyn also manages the procurement of office supplies for the department, plans and organizes special departmental events, and manages our departmental identification system process.  This position also tracks departmental fuel purchases, coordinates and assists the HR Manager with recruiting/interviewing/hiring and manages multiple departmental calendars.  Jessamyn joined VUPD and Vanderbilt in November, 2014.  To contact Jessamyn, please call 615-343-9750 or email Jessamyn Davis


Senior Executive Secretary for the Associate Vice Chancellor and Chief of Police

Cora Mitchell manages the day to day operations of the office of the Associate Vice Chancellor and Chief of Police.  In addition to managing the Chief’s busy schedule, Cora has direct supervision over the Administrative Assistant, Patrol Operations and the Administrative Assistant for the Office of The Chief.  The Senior Executive Secretary coordinates all travel arrangements for the department, manages the electronic device program, serves as the photographer for departmental events and assists with special projects for the Associate Vice Chancellor and Chief of Police. Cora joined VUPD in April, 2006 and has been with Vanderbilt for 11 years. Cora may be contacted by calling 615-343-0446 or by email Cora Mitchell