PROVIDENCE, RI – General Treasurer Seth Magaziner today announced his selection of David Zuller to serve as the program administrator of Rhode Island Treasury’s Crime Victims Compensation Program.
Zuller, a police officer with significant management experience, will direct the program that assists Rhode Islanders who are victims of violent crimes by reimbursing them and their families for certain expenses incurred as a result of the violent act.
The program assisted more than 600 Rhode Islanders with more than $1.3 million in reimbursements last year.
«David Zuller’s professional experience in both law enforcement and public administration makes him ideally qualified to direct Treasury’s Crime Victims Compensation Program,» Treasurer Magaziner said. «Under David’s leadership, the program will continue its important work to provide crucial financial assistance to violent crime victims.»
Since 2009, Zuller has served as a public safety operations supervisor for the Boston University Medical Center, overseeing a department of more than 90 officers. From 2004 to 2009, Zuller served as a special police officer for the medical center.
A Providence resident, Zuller attended Providence Country Day School in East Providence before earning a degree in criminal justice from Northeastern University in 2006.
«As a lifelong Rhode Islander, I am honored to be selected to direct Treasury’s Crime Victims’ Compensation Program and I look forward to assisting my fellow Rhode Islanders in their times of greatest need,» Zuller said.
Rhode Island Treasury’s Crime Victim Compensation Program provides financial compensation to violent crime victims to help defray the costs of medical bills, funeral expenses, lost wages and other crime-related expenses.
Earlier this year, Treasurer Magaziner worked with the General Assembly to pass legislation that enhances CVCP’s ability to assist victims of domestic violence, as well as victims of domestic terrorism.