Policies for Reporting Crime Data
to serve & protect
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 University of Georgia Police Department prepares annual crime statistics to comply with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act. Crime statistics for the previous seven years can be located on our web site at www.police.uga.edu. Crime statistics are prepared in cooperation with the local law enforcement agencies surrounding our main campus and alternate sites, UGA Housing, the Office of Student Conduct, UGA Health Services and other campus security authorizes that may report criminal incidents to the UGA Police Department. All campus officials that have interactions with students are encouraged to report any crime brought to their attention to the University of Georgia Police Department. Reminder emails are sent to units on campus who may receive reports of crime. The victim of the crime will make the choice to have their case investigated and/or prosecuted, with no pressure from Police or University officials. IN the event that a reported crime indicates the possibility of an on going risk to the University and the surrounding community, the University of Georgia Police Department will follow up and take necessary steps to clarify and communicate to reduce opportunities for potential similar crimes.
Campus crime, arrest and referral statistics include those reported to the UGA Police from the sources listed above and local law enforcement agencies. These statistics may also include crimes that have occurred in private residences or businesses and is not required by law.
Availability of Annual Security Report
Each year, the University of Georgia Police Department enters required data on the Department of Education website. Annual data collection and Clery compliance is overseen by the Office of Legal Affairs. The Office of Public Affairs maintains the Safe and Secure website and facilitates the public dissemination of Safe and Secure related information.
Contact the UGA Police Department at: