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The Office of Public Safety is responsible for providing a safe and secure educational environment for the entire Georgia Gwinnett College campus.

We Serve – We Protect – We Care

Partnership

As a member of the campus community, we are committed to working on partnerships with all organizations and with each other to identify and resolve issues that impact campus safety.

Encouragement

We will encourage participation and input from all levels of our organization and all individuals and groups on campus.

Integrity

We are committed to nurturing the public trust by holding ourselves accountable to the highest standards of professionalism and ethics.

Dedication

We dedicate ourselves to professional law enforcement service through an open system of communication, partnerships, self improvement, enhanced operational procedures and the utilization of problem solving methods and strategies.

Services

Safety Escorts

Escorts to vehicles may be requested by calling Public Safety at 678.407.5333.

Lost and Found

Have you lost an item? Found an item? Contact Public Safety at 678.407.5015 or come by Building D, Room 1123 to report a loss or claim an item.

Personal Defense

Public Safety offers personal safety and defense training for students, faculty and staff. Individuals will learn safety tips for avoiding potentially dangerous situations as well as techniques for ending an attack. Call 678.407.5333 to request a training session for your group.

Safety Training

Want to learn more about crisis management, hazardous situations or crime prevention? Public Safety provides training sessions on a variety of topics for students, faculty and staff. Call 678.407.5333 to request a training session for your group.

Event Security

Public Safety is available to provide security at campus events. To request security for an event, call 678.407.5333.

Vehicle Assistance

Public Safety provides a limited ability to “jump start” vehicles with dead batteries. We do not unlock cars. Other local law enforcement agencies provide that service as well as local locksmiths.

Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) Program

Having access to defibrillators could dramatically increase the likelihood of survival during a cardiac event called ventricular fibrillation or V-fib. That’s why GGC has installed automatic external defibrillators (AEDs) throughout campus. 

Learn more about the AED Program: its purpose, scope and how it’s managed.

About Our Officers

Officer Training and Duties

In Georgia, campus police officers must undergo a stringent screening process before they are employed. Once employed, a campus police officer must attend a state police academy where he or she trains along with law enforcement officers from municipal police departments, county sheriffs’ departments and other local or state law enforcement agencies. Once a campus police officer has successfully completed the academy, the Georgia Police Officer’s Standard Training Commission certifies him or her as a law enforcement officer. This board oversees law enforcement certification for all law enforcement officers in the State of Georgia. However, there are some noticeable differences.

In addition to academy training, a newly employed campus police officer must complete a 12-week field training officer program. This program integrates the academy training into practical work experience that prepares the officer to work on his or her own. Not all law enforcement agencies offer this program.

Also, we have found that the Office of Public Safety provides more in-service training for its officers than many other law enforcement agencies throughout the state. Finally, in addition to enforcing state laws, campus police officers are responsible for assisting in enforcing campus parking rules and regulations, as well as the Student Code of Conduct.

Code of Ethics

All GGC Public Safety officers pledge to follow the Law Enforcement Code of Ethics.

As a law enforcement officer, my duty is to serve the community; to safeguard lives and property; to protect the innocent against deception, the weak against oppression and intimidation, and the peaceful against violence or disorder; and to respect the constitutional rights of all to liberty, equality, and pursuit of happiness.

I will keep my private life unsullied as an example to all and will behave in a manner which does not bring discredit to me or my agency. I will maintain courageous calm in the face of danger, scorn, or ridicule; develop self restrain; and to be constantly mindful of the welfare of others. Honest in thought and deed in both my personal and official life, I will be exemplary in obeying the law and the regulations of my department. Whatever I see or hear of a confidential nature or that is confided to me in my official capacity will be kept ever secret unless revelation is necessary in the performance of my duty.

I will never act officiously or permit personal feelings, prejudices, political beliefs, aspirations, animosities, or friendships to influence my decisions. With no compromise for crime and with relentless prosecution of criminals, I will enforce the law courteously and appropriately without fear or favor, malice or ill will, never employing unnecessary force and never accepting gratuities.

I recognize the badge of my office as a symbol of public faith, and I accept it as a public trust to be held as long as I am true to the ethics of the police service. I will never engage in acts of bribery nor will I condone such acts by other police officers. I will cooperate with all legally authorized agencies and their representatives in the pursuit of justice. I know that I alone am responsible for my own standard of professional performance and will take every opportunity to enhance and improve my level of knowledge and competence.

I will constantly strive to achieve these objectives and ideals, dedicating myself before God to my chosen profession ... LAW ENFORCEMENT.