Sep 24, 2010

CNU Police Chief Jeffrey S. Brown Appointed to Virginia Dept. of Criminal Justice Services Board

(Newport News, Va.) - Chief Jeffrey S. BrownGovernor Robert McDonnell recently announced the appointment of Christopher Newport University Police Chief Jeffrey S. Brown to serve on the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services Board (DCJSB). Chief Brown will represent the Virginia Crime Prevention Association, with a term appointment through 2014.

Chief Brown currently serves as associate vice president and chief of police for Christopher Newport University. He is responsible for ensuring a safe environment for a university community of nearly 5,000 students and more than 800 faculty and staff. He has developed alternative methods of crime control, including the state award-winning Police Aide Program in which students enhance the activities of the University Police by performing security-type duties. He is also responsible for the University's emergency preparedness program, developing policy and procedure for emergency response and community reunification. A graduate of the 170th session of the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy, Chief Brown is a published author and has taught crime prevention methodology, ethics, organizational change and patrol techniques to law enforcement officers and community constituencies for many years.

The Department of Criminal Justice Services' (DCJS) mission is to improve and promote public safety in the commonwealth as its primary criminal justice planning and policy resource.  Through engaging system and stakeholder collaboration, the DCJS provides integrated support, services, programs and practices, sustaining a high-performing and professional workforce, and advocates for resources to sustain and enhance the criminal justice system.

The agency's primary constituents are local and state criminal justice agencies and practitioners, private agencies, private security practitioners and businesses, and the public-at-large. Other constituents include local governments and state agencies, the federal government and advocacy groups/associations. The Criminal Justice Services Board is the department's policy board. It is comprised of representatives from all aspects of the criminal justice system on both state and local levels of Virginia government. 

A four-year public university in Newport News, Virginia, Christopher Newport University enrolls 5,000 students in rigorous academic programs in the liberal arts and sciences through the College of Arts and Humanities, the College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences, and the College of Social Sciences, including the Luter School of Business. CNU offers great teaching and small class sizes with an emphasis on leadership, civic engagement and honor.

Media Contact:
Lori Jacobs
Director of Public Relations

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