The Office of Public Safety is responsible for providing a safe and secure educational environment for the entire Georgia Gwinnett College campus.
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Automated 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 automated external defibrillators (AEDs) throughout campus.Learn more about the AED Program: its purpose, scope and how it’s managed.
Drone Flight Requirements and Permissions
Anyone wishing to operate a UAV/drone on GGC property, or for GGC-sponsored activities on or off campus, is required to obtain approval from Public Safety.
Flying a UAV/drone on GGC property presents a set of concerns and risks which must be mitigated before flight. The GGC campus is a very populated place and compliance with FAA Part 107 rules is nearly impossible without a detailed flight plan and ground crew assisting with the flight. Close proximity to the Gwinnett County Airport at Briscoe Field in Lawrenceville requires coordination with the airfield prior to flying a drone. Some of the major concerns arise from flight over people, to privacy concerns near student housing.
In order to receive permission to operate a UAV/drone, please provide the following to Public Safety:
- FAA certified Part 107 sUAS Pilot
- Appropriate liability insurance
- Aircraft registration with the FAA
- Proposed flight plan with ground crew identifications and instructions
- Coordination and approval from the Gwinnett County Airport at Briscoe Field in Lawrenceville
GGC only allows UAV/drone flight on GGC property for the purposes of GGC-related activities or business. Recreational or hobbyist use of UAS/drones or model aircraft on or over College property, not for a College-sponsored academic, research or business purpose is not permitted.
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.