The Virginia Tech police department has made an executive decision to no longer publish the names of arrestees in their daily crime log, which is published and sent out to various media outlets.
According to Lieutenant George Jackson, the decision to eliminate the information was made due to the fact that names of arrestees are not required by the Department of Education under the parameters of the daily crime log distribution.
Discussions about its content were held with staff members, ranging from Lieutenant rank to the Chief where the decision was made.
“The information is still available to the public if they choose to research the local court records,” Lt. Jackson said.
According to the Virginia Tech Police Department’s webpage, the daily crime log provide statistics of all reported crimes that occurred on-campus, in certain off-campus buildings, on property owned or controlled by Virginia Tech, and on public property within or immediately adjacent to and accessible from each respective campus.
To request a printed copy of any campus report, call 540-231-6183, or stop by the Virginia Tech Police Department.