For this week’s episode of The Prevention Podcast, we sit down with Georgetown University Chief of Police Jay Gruber to talk about the unique safety and security challenges his department faces and his views on the role of prevention on campus.
According to Chief Gruber, LiveSafe has been a significant improvement compared to the use of anonymous telephone tip lines, delivering about 30 actionable reports to the campus police every month.
Jay Gruber & Georgetown University At-A-Glance
Chief Gruber previously served as the Assistant Director of Public Safety and Assistant Chief of Police at the University of Maryland, where he was involved in all aspects of law enforcement, including significant work in community policing and crime prevention.
He is also a nationally recognized expert on emergency management and communication on college campuses.
A trained emergency medical technician, Gruber holds two degrees from the University of Maryland – a Bachelor’s in law enforcement and a Master’s in applied management, as well as a graduate certificate in homeland security management. He is also a Federal Bureau of Investigation Police Executive Fellow.
The Georgetown University Police Department is responsible for the security of 14,000 students, 1,200 faculty members, and 2,500 staff members across 54 buildings that make up the campus. The campus is located in the heart of the nation’s capital.