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University Campus Precinct

The University Campus Precinct of the Vanderbilt University Police Department provides patrol services for the academic, housing, and athletic facilities. The University Campus Precinct is led by Major Donnie Harville. The patrol officers assigned to the precinct provide first-level police services to our community. The patrol officers are responsible for providing round-the-clock preventive and suppressive patrols designed to minimize the occurrence of crime, to locate and apprehend criminal suspects, and to enforce traffic and other safety related laws and ordinances.

A message from Major Donnie Harville

Major Harville

The Vanderbilt University Police Department strives to provide superior law enforcement services to the Vanderbilt community, including Vanderbilt faculty, staff, students, and visitors. As the Major of the University Campus Precinct, it is my goal and desire to provide a safe and secure environment to the Vanderbilt community. My team of sworn, certified police officers, non-sworn community service officers and community relations personnel are dedicated to providing a safe environment for you to work, learn and visit. If you need any assistance while at Vanderbilt University, please do not hesitate to contact me at