Associate Vice Chancellor & Chief of Police
University of Louisiana, Lafayette, Bachelors in Behavioral Science Grambling State University, Masters Degree in Criminal Justice Chief Washington is a member of the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators, the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives and the Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police.
Assistant Chief of Police
Austin Peay State University, Bachelors in History Assistant Chief Rick Burr is a graduate of the Southeastern Command Leadership Academy. He has served in law enforcement for 15 years, 9 of which has been at Vanderbilt. asst. Chief Burr is currently a member of the Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police. During his time at VUPD, Asst. Chief Burr has served in patrol, criminal investigations, emergency preparedness, special operations and background investigations.
Director, Finance and Administration Bureau
Mike has 15 years of higher education finance and accounting experience. He has been with Vanderbilt University for 6 years and has filled a variety of roles within the Division of Administration’s finance team.
Belmont University, Bachelors in Music Business Administration, 2000
Belmont University, Masters in Business Administration, 2008
Director, Safety and Security for Vanderbilt Medical Center
Vanderbilt University, Bachelor of Science Degree. Major DeFrance is a member of International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety, State Board Member of the Southeastern Safety and Security Healthcare Council.
Director, Parking Services & Law Enforcement Systems
Major Strange has a 21 year law enforcement career with a degree in Business Administration/Management from Florida Tech University. Major Strange is also a graduate of the 2008 University of Tennessee Southeastern Command and Leadership Academy. A member of the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA), Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police (TACP) and has served Vanderbilt University the Vanderbilt University Police Department since 2003.
Major, Medical Center & One Hundred Oaks Precinct
Major Irizarry has served over 29 years with the Vanderbilt University Police Department. She has worked in various assignments at each of the three police precincts.
Major, University Campus Precinct
Major Thomas is a retired Marine Corps Officer who served from 1979 until his retirement from the service in 2003.
Major Thomas began his career as a police officer with the Vanderbilt University Police Department in 2003. During his time at VUPD, Major Thomas has served in or supervised various section of the department from patrol, special events, training, accreditation, records and communications and background investigations. Major Thomas has a bachelor’s degree from Western Kentucky University.
Director, Emergency Preparedness
Johnny Vanderpool is the Director of the Office of Emergency Preparedness, Fire and Workplace Safety. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry and Environmental Science from Middle Tennessee State University, is recognized as a Certified Emergency Manager by the International Association of Emergency Managers, a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager from the Institute of Hazardous Materials Management, and is a Certified Fire Inspector in the State of Tennessee. Johnny has served in Environmental Health and Safety and Emergency Preparedness during his 17 years at Vanderbilt University and responded to incidents both on campus and around the United States.