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UGA Police Authority, Responsibility and Duties Policy

  • Last Updated: 06/08/2016
  • Effective Date:

Policy Statement

The University of Georgia Police Department is a duly authorized police agency established pursuant to Georgia law O.C.G.A. 20-3-72.

The University of Georgia Police Department is committed to protect and provide professional and dedicated public service to the university community with courage, dependability, and integrity.

Through partnerships with the community, the police department handles law enforcement duties, emergency response, and safety and security concerns within the University of Georgia community. The department also provides services which contribute to the preservation of life, the protection of property, and the safety of the community. Officers are authorized to perform all police related functions and other prescribed duties under the direction and control of the Executive Assistant to the Vice President for Finance and Administration and the Vice President for Finance and Administration.

Reason for policy
To explain the authority and duties of the University of Georgia Police Department.
Additional contacts
For on campus emergencies, call 911. The University of Georgia Police Department may also be contacted at 706-542-2200.
Policy definitions
O.C.G.A. 20-3-72 states, “The campus policemen and other security personnel of the university system who are regular employees of the system shall have the power to make arrests for offenses committed upon any property under the jurisdiction of the board of regents and for offenses committed upon any public or private property within 500 yards of any property under the jurisdiction of the board.”
Responsibilities

The Chief of Police has the responsibility of providing for the safety of students, faculty, staff and visitors at the University of Georgia.

Responsible University Senior Administrator:Vice President for Finance & Administration

Responsible University Administrator: Executive Assistant to the Vice President for Finance & Administration

Policy Owner:Chief of Police

Policy Contact: Jimmy Williamson, Chief of Police

Phone Number:706-542-1032

For additional information visit www.police.uga.edu. See also O.C.G.A. 20-3-72.