Police, Fire, and Medical Emergencies Dial 706-729-2911 or Non-Emergencies Dial 706-737-1401
The University Police Department maintains a 24-hour communications / dispatch center for Police Services. Communications personnel have access to both national and statewide law enforcement databases. Dispatch and patrol have direct radio communication with area law enforcement agencies.
Code Blue Emergency Telephones have been placed in strategic locations throughout campus. All campus elevators are equipped with emergency telephones for emergency contact with the University Police Department.
The University Police Department Communications Center operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year providing a direct link for the university community to the on-duty police units. Communication officers receive calls on the business line 706-737-1401 and the emergency line 706-729-2911. After obtaining the necessary information from the caller, police units are then directed to accomplish their assigned duties and related tasks. Communication is maintained with other local law enforcement agencies. Assistance is provided and received by request from these agencies including the dissemination of pertinent information in the location of a particular subject and/or vehicle.
The communication officers use the Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) System for centralized record keeping and the dispatching of officers to assigned calls. The communication officers are certified to operate and monitor the National Crime Information Center/Georgia Crime Information Center (NCIC/GCIC) for regional broadcasts that are received by this terminal. Any information that may be relevant for the surrounding area is disseminated to the officers by radio. The Communication officer is responsible for entering information from crime reports such as stolen vehicles, license plates, weapons and different types of articles that have a serial number. Also information pertaining to drivers license, vehicle tags, stolen vehicles, stolen property, etc. can also be obtained through this system.
The Patrol Division of the Augusta State University Police Department is comprised of three shifts, each consisting of a Supervisor, and supporting officers. A total of seventeen (17) sworn/certified police officers patrol the campus utilizing cars, bikes, and foot patrol. The division is responsible for the protection of life and property of the campus, students, faculty, staff and affiliate sites. The division does this by responding to requests for service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
All officers are certified in accordance with the Georgia Peace Officers Standards and Training Council rules and regulations. They respond to calls for service, make preliminary investigations of reported crimes, provide escorts, provide in-service trainings and assist the campus community in any way possible. Uniform police officers receive a minimum of twenty (20) hours in service training each year that includes topics such as crisis management, legal updates, active shooter training, domestic violence, CPR, conflict resolution and assorted other areas that enhance their ability to enforce the law and help our community.
Lost and Found:
Public Safety maintains lost and found property for the University. These services are located at the Public Safety Building. If you have lost some property you can stop by the Public Safety Office and have an officer complete a lost Property Form. In the event the property is turned in or found, you will be notified. Found property should be turned in to Public Safety. We will make every effort to locate the legal owner.
ASU ID cards are delivered to the Student Activities Office. All other real property is held for 90 days and then disposed of according to Georgia law.
The Augusta State University Police Department maintains a found property repository.
Found property should be turned into the University Police Department. You may either call 706-737-1401 to have an officer meet with you to pick up the found property or you may take the property directly to the University Police Department located in Public Safety Bldg off Gorgas Road. DO NOT send found property through inter-campus mail.
Lost property should be reported to the Augusta State University Police Department by telephoning 706-737-1401. University Police make every effort to locate the owner of found property and return it. Found property with some form of identification can be returned to the rightful owner without delay. Found property is held for 90 days and if the owner cannot be located, it is disposed of.
After-Hours Building Access:
- Must have a valid ASU ID.
- Must have prior written permission from the Administrator in charge of the area where access is needed.
- Must have a "lab partner in certain restricted areas designated by the University for Safety Reasons.
- Students are not allowed to bring non- students / unauthorized person(s) into ASU facilities.
- Facilities are defined as buildings, labs, athletic fields, and or other real property owned or leased by ASU.
- Failure to present a valid ID card will result in the person not being allowed to enter the area and being asked to leave campus.
University Policy allows for students to enter campus facilities after-hours when they have received Prior Written Authorization. This means your professor, supervisor, or building manager must submit the proper paperwork to the University Police Department prior to you being admitted to the locked building or area. In the event the University is closed for an Emergency during the semester, there will be no access granted to any student, faculty, or staff without authorization from the Office of the President.
Access to ASU computer rooms are for current enrolled students only. The Department of Information Technology sets computer room hours.
University Police Department Officers can provide assistance in jumping off dead car batteries and unlocking vehicles. Due to insurance restrictions, officers are not allowed to change flat tires.
University Police Department Officers are available to provide personal Safety escorts upon request.
Crime prevention and personal safety information are available from the University Police Department. Officers provide class lecture, handout materials and or instruction for interested groups both on and off campus.
University Police Department Officers will attempt to locate students, faculty or staff for life safety emergency situations only.
University Police Department Officers provide police coverage at many University events.
First Aid Injuries / Safety Hazards Reporting:
For first aid assistance, you should call the University Police Department Officers at 706-737-1401 (non-life threatening) or 706-729-2911 or 911 for serious injuries. All injuries, which occur on ASU property no matter how minor, should be reported to the University Police Department and a student / visitors / employee injury report filed.
Any unsafe working condition, unsafe acts or safety hazards should also be reported to the University Police Department immediately at the numbers listed above.
CPR, First Aid and AED Training:
Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and First Aid training is available through the University Police Department Officers. Officers are certified by The American Red Cross to deliver this life-saving training. Instruction is also available for the use of an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED). (Training video is on-line.) Annual training is provided to the University Police Department Officers, Physical Plant, Athletics, and other university employees. Others can receive this training through the ASU Continuing Education Department by calling their office at 706-737-1636. Visit site.
Child Safety Restraint:
University Police Department Officers can provide instruction and or nformation relating to Child passenger safety. Georgia State law 40-8-76 requires that all children under the age of five be in an approved child safety seat.
University Police Department Officers are active in many professional organizations such as:
International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators, Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police, Georgia Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators Georgia Council on Child Abuse, East Central Georgia Traffic Enforcement Network, Safe Communities Coalition, Augusta Judicial District Domestic Violence Task Force, Prevent Child Abuse Augusta, Rape Crisis & Sexual Assault Services of Augusta, and others. Officers also participate in The Richmond County Adopt-a-School program by providing various services at Joseph Lamar Elementary School Augusta, Ga.
As part of our Fire Safety Program here at ASU, the University Police Department conducts monthly inspections on all campus fire extinguishers. Annual fire extinguisher training is provided in conjunction with the Augusta-Richmond County Fire Department.
The Crime Prevention Officer's primary function is the reduction or elimination of criminal opportunities before a crime can occur. Chief Cooke teaches ASU 1000 classes to students covering topics of identity theft, car thefts and other campus safety issues. Additionally, other Officers are assigned to conduct seminars in the residence hall such as Sexual Assault/Rape Prevention, Personal Safety.
Programs & Services
- Project Childsafe Project ChildSafe is a nationwide program that helps ensure safe and responsible firearm ownership and storage.
Remember these basic rules of firearms safety:
- Keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction
- Keep your finger off the trigger
- Treat every firearm as if it were loaded
- Keep firearms unloaded when not in use
- Store ammunition separately from firearms.
On 7-21-09 between the hours of 3:00 am 4:45 am, several vehicles were entered into at University Village. Reports and statements have been obtained by the victims. The case is still under investigation. If you have any information about this case, please contact the Augusta State University Police Department at 706-737-1401
Crime Prevention Publications
The University Police Department has a library of brochures and pamphlets available to the University Community (students, staff, & faculty). These informative publications are free and range from how to make your home safer, to what to do if your vehicle breaks down on the highway.
Anyone interested in acquiring any of the publications listed below (these are just a few of what we have available) you should call 706-737-1401. or email Lt. Grant at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Augusta State University ……..Fire Safety Tips For Your Life
- Travel Safety Checklist………….Secure Your Home/Vehicle
- Who has the right of way?.........Pedestrians or Motorists
- Stop Aggressive Driving……….www.nhtsa.dot.gov
- Bicycle Safety…………………..The Smart Route
- What You Can Do If you care a victim of crime
- Domestic Violence……………...The Task Force
- You Have Rights………………..Victim/Witness
- Making Peace………………… Tips on Conflict Management
- Date Rape………………………..A Power Trip
- Sexual Assault is about…………Power Control and Anger
- How inviting is your home?
- Live in an Apartment?
- Parents, you're not done yet
- Dangers of Drinking
- Sniffing your life away
- Methamphetamine:……………… Nothing to Rave About
- Prevent Child Abuse
- Domestic Violence……………….Personal Safety Plan