Welcome to Public Safety
Under the direction of Chief Scott Beckner, the Public Safety office is located in the Hall House at 301 W. Montgomery Street and is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The department employs 18 trained officers who are certified by the Peace Officers Standards and Training Council of Georgia. This is the same certification that any city police officer or county deputy sheriff receives before they can be certified as law enforcement officers in Georgia. The sworn officers and communications staff are proud to serve the Georgia College community.
The Department of Public Safety consists of four divisions: Support Services, Patrol, Investigations and Emergency Management. These services are provided in the spirit of the Department of Public Safety's mission to protect, serve and educate the university community.
As Georgia College officers, we enforce the state laws as well as local ordinances. We issue citations, make arrests and work vehicle accidents. Some of our other duties include the locking and unlocking of campus buildings, assisting motorists and patrolling the campus on foot, bicycle or in marked patrol vehicles.
Georgia College Public Safety is a member of the Georgia Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators, the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators, the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police, the Middle Georgia Law Enforcement Council, the Peace Officers Standards and Training Council and the Governor's Office of Highway Safety.
You can play an important role in the safety of our campus. You should always be aware of your environment, especially when walking alone or at night. If you are ever uncomfortable or uneasy concerning your safety, or you observe suspicious individuals or activities, you should always feel free to contact Public Safety, 24 hours a day, either in person or by telephone at 478-445-4400. You can also push one of the many emergency call buttons strategically located around campus. We hope you will never find that necessary, but that is why they are there.
Please feel free to stop by Miller Hall to learn more about the Public Safety operations or call the office and speak to an officer or one of the staff. Whether you are representing yourself or a group, we encourage you to let us know how the Georgia College Department of Public Safety can best serve you.
For emergency assistance, please call
For non-emergency assistance, please call
ABOUT GEORGIA COLLEGE: Georgia College & State University, the state's designated Public Liberal Arts University, combines the educational experience expected at esteemed private liberal arts colleges with the affordability of public higher education. Its four colleges – arts and sciences, business, education and health sciences – provide 6,600 undergraduate and graduate students with an exceptional learning environment that extends beyond the classroom, with hands-on involvement with faculty research, community service, residential learning communities, study abroad and myriad internships.