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The University of Georgia Police Department achieved State of Georgia Law Enforcement Certification in December of 2007. The State Certification Program, administered by the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police, establishes professional standards for which each certified agency must demonstrate compliance.
The Police Department is located at 286 Oconee Street in the Hodgson Oil Building. Officers are on duty 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The department employs trained officers who are certified by the Peace Officers Standards and Training Council of Georgia, along with a corps of security guards, student assistants, and supporting staff members.
The department is comprised of four divisions: Administration, Communication, Criminal Investigation, and Patrol. The patrol division, the largest of the four, responds to calls concerning criminal activity or requests for assistance. Officers patrol campus 24 hours a day, in marked vehicles, on bicycles, and on foot. Crime reports may be made at any time, either in person or by telephone at 706-542-2200; all complaints or reports of criminal or suspicious activity are investigated and arrests are made when evidence warrants.
UGA police officers have jurisdiction on campus and can, in emergency situations, enforce state laws within 500 yards of campus. They have authority to make arrests. Crimes off campus should be reported to the Athens-Clarke County Police (911). The campus police department works regularly with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies.
Offenses may also be reported to the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs (706-542-3564), which has been designated a campus security authority.
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