GGC hires first student to campus police force

Hassaan Hashmi

Hassaan Hashmi 

Lawrenceville resident Hassaan Hashmi, 22, has joined the college’s Office of Public Safety as the first GGC police academy graduate selected to serve as a campus police officer. 
 
“It’s a great honor to be the first GGC student to serve and protect the GGC campus population, which includes students, faculty and staff as well as visitors,” Hashmi said. “Since I began studying at GGC in 2009, the institution has expanded exponentially. I see my new role as a great opportunity.” 
 
The campus police force is dedicated to professional law enforcement service through communication, partnerships, self-improvement, enhanced operational procedures and problem solving methods and strategies.
 
As a campus police officer, Hashmi’s duties will include patrolling the campus in a police vehicle, providing police escorts to students and faculty members, as well as the identification and prevention of crimes that occur on campus and enforcement of Georgia criminal and traffic laws. 
 
“We are excited to have hired our first GGC student to the campus police force,” said Chief Terrance Schneider. “Officer Hashmi will certainly be the first of many, but this is a historical moment for us, and a distinction of which he can be proud for the rest of his career.”
 
Hashmi plans to pursue his career in law enforcement on a local level, but also aspires to eventually join a federal law enforcement agency. 
 
“Taking classes such as ethics in criminal justice, community policing, and American police systems has prepared me and allowed for a clear understanding of a career in law enforcement,” he said. “The knowledge I gained in these courses, and working with GGC’s Office of Public Safety as a student assistant, vastly expanded my knowledge in the area of public safety and encouraged me to pursue a career in this field.”
 
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