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Office of the Chief

Assistant Vice Chancellor & Chief of Police August Washington

Assistant Vice Chancellor & Chief of Police August Washington

The Associate Vice Chancellor & Chief of Police directs and is responsible for the control of all police department operations in accordance with ordinances, policies and regulations of the Metro government and the University. The Associate Vice Chancellor & Chief of Police reports to the Vice Chancellor for Administration. The Associate Vice Chancellor & Chief of Police exercises direct supervision over the Assistant Chiefs of Police, the Director of Finance and Administration and the Senior Executive Secretary.

Assistant Chief of Police, Operations Division

The Assistant Chief of Police, Operations Division, oversees all aspects of patrol operations. The Assistant Chief of Police has direct supervision over the three precinct Majors.

Assistant Chief of Police, Auxiliary Services Division

The Assistant Chief of Police, Auxiliary Services Division, oversees and has direct supervision over the leaders of each of the following units:  Accreditation/Compliance, Communications, Emergency Preparedness, Law Enforcement Systems Security, Training and the Criminal Investigations Unit.

Administrative Services Division

The Administrative Services Division performs a number of support functions that are critical to the ability of the Department to accomplish its mission. Included in the responsibilities assigned to this Division are budget, fiscal planning, and personnel management. In addition, the Division is responsible for facilities planning and maintenance. This Division reports directly to the Assistant Vice Chancellor & Chief of Police.

Senior Executive Secretary

Cora Mitchell coordinates 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 coordinates all travel arrangements for the department, serves as the departmental photographer and web master. Cora has been a member of the department since 2006 and has over 10 years of service with Vanderbilt. In her spare time, Cora enjoys camping, cooking and rescuing dogs in need. Cora may be reached at 615-343-0446 or via email @ Cora Mitchell