The East Georgia State College Police strive to do all that is possible to build an environment that promotes a feeling of safety and security. Whether your business here is as a student, faculty member, staff, parent, athletic fan, visitor, or for any other reason, we are working hard to make the campus a place in which you can safely live, work, learn or recreate. College police officers patrol the Swainsboro campus 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The officers provide police related services to the campus community. For students at the EGSC-Augusta location, Augusta University provides campus police services. For students at the EGSC-Statesboro location, Georgia Southern University provides campus police services.
Officers of the EGSC Police Department protect life and property, preserve the peace, prevent and repress crime, investigate reported offenses, apprehend offenders, and enforce regulations and laws relating to traffic control. They also collect and preserve physical evidence, prepare cases for court prosecution or disciplinary action, recover lost and stolen property, provide general police services to the college community, and establish and maintain an enforcement policy which is consistent with the requirements of the law and with the best traditions of a democratic society.
The College Police task is to provide a fair, educationally sound program of justice that receives community support is responsive to the interests of all its constituents and assures orderly preservation of the ideals of scholarship and the protection of academic freedom. A policy that provides for a minimum of administrative enforcement and a maximum of student self-regulation will offer the student the best possible education as to responsibilities as a citizen of the college. Officers have the discretion to issue warnings and refer minor or first offenses to the institutions’ own judicial systems for resolution. However, serious law violations including all felonies are subject to appropriate criminal prosecution. College Police follows federal, state and local laws and enforces University System of Georgia and EGSC policies. Students are also subject to Augusta University and Georgia Southern University policies.
The EGSC Police Department encourages community involvement and aid in identifying program areas to inform the community of crime prevention methods. College police officers will establish a spirit of cooperation which will ensure orderly procedures and safeguard the rights of individuals and protect the college’s interests.
The EGSC Police Department offers a variety of crime prevention programs and information sources to help the College community deal with safety issues. Crime statistics and other police related information is available on our website. Many other services are available by contacting the police department by calling the emergency number at (478) 289-2090.
To contact the Augusta University Police Department, call 706-721-2911 or visit their website.
To contact the Georgia Southern University Police Department, call 912-478-5234 or visit their website.