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Physical Access Control and Security System Policy

UGA Police Services

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University of Georgia (UGA) employees shall take every reasonable step to develop and implement effective physical access control and security systems procedures in order to facilitate safety, and instill a culture of security throughout the University community.


Thesenior-most UGA administrator housed in a building or overseeing the personnel housed in a specific building is responsible for the day-to-day security protocols of that building, to include liaising with UGPD and FMD to identify, diagnose, and correct the sources of unnecessary alarms.

The Access Control Committee is responsible for policy revisions, prioritization of conversion, and administrative decisions that affect the access control system configuration on the University campus.

FMD is responsible for the maintenance of access control hardware and software.

UGPD is responsible for the law enforcement response to alarm activations

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

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