Southern Polytechnic State University

Graduate Academic Catalog 2011-2012

University Police and Crime Statistics

Southern Polytechnic is committed to a safe, healthy environment in which our students, faculty, and staff can grow professionally and personally. The University promotes strong safety policies and prompt reporting and investigation of any actions or events that would harm the well-being of any student, employee, or faculty member.

The University Police employs police officers that comply with certification, training, and all other requirements of the Peace Officers Standards and Training Council of Georgia. Our officers have arrest powers on Southern Polytechnic property, which is under the control of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia, and on any public or private property within five hundreds yards of property under the control of the Board of Regents.

Our officers conduct preventive patrols on campus including the residence halls; are responsible for the security of university-owned property; investigate reported crimes at the university; conduct educational programs and workshops to promote personal safety; and actively work to prevent and detect crime throughout the Southern Polytechnic campus. Our program complies with The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act. Our disclosure report can be found on the police department web page at