PUBLIC SAFETY SERVICES
10.03.00 - Services
10.03.01 - Patrol
10.03.02 - Communications
10.03.03 - Investigations
10.03.04 - Administration
Section 10.03.00 - DIVISIONS
The Department of Public Safety consists of four Divisions which include Patrol, Investigations, Communications, and Administration. Each division provides services in the spirit of the Department of Public Safety mission to serve, protect, and educate the university community.
Section 10.03.01 - PATROL
The Georgia College & State University Department of Public Safety is charged with the responsibility for providing life safety and property security services for students, faculty, staff, and visitors of Georgia College & State University. To meet these important responsibilities, the Department of Public Safety maintains a force of certified peace officers whose duties are integrated to provide law enforcement, security crime prevention, and safety awareness. The department strives to contribute to the academic environment by performing professional law enforcement tasks with a pro-active, victim oriented, and educational approach. Georgia College & State University Department of Public Safety officers are on patrol 24-hours a day, seven days a week. Officers are available to offer numerous services to the campus community - ranging from motorist assistance, to escort services, to criminal investigation.
Section 10.03.02 - COMMUNICATIONS
The communications section of Public Safety consists of full-time dispatchers who are certified through the state of Georgia. The communications section is a vital link of the Public Safety mission providing the communication necessary to receive emergency calls and to send the appropriate response, but also monitors intrusion and fire alarms, closed circuit televisions, emergency call boxes, police, fire and EMS radio frequencies, the state and national crime computers, and places all calls into the Automated Records Management Systems (ARMS). Communications personnel are usually the first contact for those requesting Public Safety help or assistance. All Communication Officers report directly to the Administrative Sergeant.
Section 10.03.03 - INVESTIGATIONS
The GCSU Investigation section is responsible for all investigations. This section investigates property crimes and crimes against persons. The investigative section monitors local pawn shops, conducts follow-up investigations and analyzes crime trends to determine and implement preventive actions. This office is also responsible for detailed and thorough interviews of victims, witnesses and suspects, assisting other law enforcement agencies with investigations, assisting the District Attorney with the prosecution of major cases, serving as a witness for the state and preparing statements and evidence prior to trial.
Section 10.04.04 - ADMINISTRATION
The administrative section is responsible for the administrative functioning of the department. This section consists of the Director (Chief), Deputy Director (Assistant Chief), and the Administrative Assistant.
The Director provides direction for the department and directly supervises the Deputy Director.
The Deputy Director is directly responsible for Patrol Operations, Investigations, Communications, and Crime Prevention.
The Administrative Sergeant is directly responsible for the Communications Division, as well as other administrative duties as assigned by the Director.
The Administrative Assistant is responsible for the administrative functioning of the department. This includes compliance with the Cleary Act, the Freedom of Information Act,GCIC/NCIC rules and regulations, POST requirements and GCSU policy as directed by the Board of Regents. The administrative assistant keeps all documents current, maintains the records section, controls access to the Automated Records Management System (ARMS), maintains all paperwork and office supplies, and serves as the Terminal Agency Coordinator for the department.