UGA Police Contact Procedures

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

Policy Statement
The UGA Police Department is dedicated in working with the campus community in providing a safe environment for all students, faculty, staff and visitors. In achieving this goal, the UGA Police Department is committed to providing 24 hour law enforcement services and being available for calls for service at any time to include non-business hours, weekends and holidays.
Reason for policy
The purpose of this policy is to communicate the available means for which the UGA Police Department may be contacted for general inquiries, in reporting crimes, requesting programs, and in obtaining reports.

Dial 911 for emergencies. For non-emergencies, the UGA Police Department’s Communications Division (Dispatch) can be contacted at (706) 542-2200 (TTY 706-542-1188 for hearing impaired callers) 24 hours a day for reporting a crime, in reporting suspicious activity or for general assistance. Communications personnel are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to assist with a variety occurrences. Sworn police officers will be sent to meet with the caller at the caller’s request or if the facts surrounding an incident warrant additional law enforcement investigation and follow up.

Members of the public are also welcome to visit the UGA Police Department at the Hodgson Oil Building to meet with police personnel. The University of Georgia Police Department’s address is 286 Oconee Street, Athens, GA 30602. The administrative offices for the UGA Police Department are open from 8 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday and can be contacted at (706) 542-1032. The police department’s records area is open from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday and can be contacted at (706) 542-5813. Walk in visits are also welcome at any time. Visits after normal business hours will be facilitated through a buzzer/call box located outside the main entrance of the Hodgson Oil Building. To learn about additional methods for contacting the UGA Police Department, including e-mail addresses for the various divisions and units within the department, please visit and navigate to Department Contacts at the top of the page.

Additional contacts
For campus emergencies, call 911. The University of Georgia Police Department may also be contacted at 706-542-2200.

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