Campus Police Mission Statement
As members of the SGSC Police Department we are committed to excellence. We take pride in providing a safe and secure learning environment and assisting those in need with honor and integrity. Conducting ourselves in a manner that is above reproach by advocating unquestionable ethical standards, professionalism, and honor is our pledge.
100 West College Park Drive
Tiger Village I
Douglas, GA 31533
912.384.7675 (Service Calls)
THE SGSC CAMPUS POLICE handbook
The Campus Police Handbook provides a quick overview of our department and is availble for downloading or printing.
THE SGSC CAMPUS POLICE TEAM
The South Georgia State College Police Department is the primary law enforcement agency on the Douglas Campus. The Department is recognized by the Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) Council as a police agency and its authority stems from Georgia law. All police officers are certified peace officers of the State of Georgia and certification comes only after successful attendance at a recognized police academy. Additionally, officers meet annual POST training requirements in order to retain their arrest powers.
SGSC police officers are responsible for crime prevention and traffic control on campus. Officers have the authority to arrest violators of criminal and traffic laws on the campus and for 500 yards adjacent to the campus.
Our department is also comprised of a security detachment that patrols the campus in order to deter criminal activity. Additionally, the security team provides overnight security in our residence halls. Currently, the Waycross Campus employs a private security agency.
As an additional means of providing safety for students and asset protection, both the Douglas and Waycross Campuses are monitored by video surveillance. The department employs video surveillance technicians to monitor the campuses. These officers are the “eyes in the sky” and provide a form of protection that may be otherwise impossible.
LOCATION and CONTACT INFORMATION
The Campus Police Department is located in Tiger Village I. Although we are open 24 hours, we may be patrolling the campus and there may be no one in the office. If you need to request a police assistance, contact us by calling 912.384.7675 which is the nonemergency number of Coffee 911. For emergencies, call 911. Our office number is 912.260.4401.
Most issues that arise on the Waycross Campus can be addressed by contacting Physical Plant at 912.449.7531 or the Cashiers Office at 912.449.7524. If emergency police assistance is required, contact the Waycross Police Department by calling 911.
Each member of our department is committed to working with the campus community and we strive to prove quality service though courtesy, professionalism, and equal treatment. Please assist us by letting us know if our service has either exceeded your expectations or was less than expected. Click here for access to the customer service survey.
Welcome from the CHIEF
On behalf of the South Georgia State College Police Department, I would like to welcome you to the SGSC Campus Police web page. We hope this improves communication by keeping you informed of safety topics pertinent to the campus community as we attempt to provide quality service to our students and employees. It is our hope that you find this site informative and responsive to your needs.
The talented men and women of this department share a dedication and passion to serve our students, faculty and staff. Our police and security team members are professionals committed to service and protection. There is a tremendous value placed on the relationships our officers build with the community they serve. We understand that the balanced delivery of policing consists of prevention, intervention and enforcement. We strive to ensure that SGSC remains a safe haven for learning, living, working and playing.
As always, the SGSC Campus Police team is available to answer questions in person, via email, phone or through this web page.
Chief of Police/Director of Public Safety