SGSC POLICE DEPARTMENT

 Campus Police Handbook

Location and Contact Information

Douglas
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.

Waycross
Most issues that arise on the Waycross Campus can be addressed by calling 912.287.4335 for non-emergency situations.  If emergency police assistance is required, contact  911.

The SGSC Campus Police Team

The South Georgia State College Police Department is the primary law enforcement agency on the Douglas Campus.  The Waycross Campus has an officer on duty during regular business hours and provides private security after hours.  Additionally, the Waycross Police Department responds to the campus after hours for law enforcement related issues.  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.

Mission

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                                         Administration Building

        Tiger Village I                                                                            Room 101

               Douglas, GA                                                                         Waycross, GA

                                912.384.7675 (Service Calls)                             912.287.4335 (Service Calls)           

                     911 (Emergency)