(24/7 Communications Dispatch Center)
"EMERGENCY" From Any On-Site Phone Dial "5511"
Emergency Off-Site Phone Dial (770) 274-5511
Non-Emergencies General Information Dial (770) 274-5500
The mission of the Georgia State University Police Department
To ensure a safe campus and community environment by providing safety services through professional community oriented policing.
The Police Department is responsible for providing a safe and secure educational environment for the entire Georgia State University - Perimeter College community. We are a recognized Police Department within the State of Georgia and we are comprised of an Administrative Division and Field Services Division.
Departmental personnel are assigned to all campuses. All Patrol Division employees work under the direction of a Campus Police Lieutenant. The Police Department Director is the overall administrator of the department and reports to the Executive Vice President for Financial & Administrative Affairs.
Authority & Jurisdiction:
Georgia State University Police Officers are certified as Peace Officers by the State of Georgia under the provisions of the Peace Officer Standards and Training Council (GA. POST) 35-8-2 (8) (A) "Peace Officer" and possess arrest powers under code section 17-4-1 within their jurisdiction under code section 20-3-72 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated (O.C.GA). Jurisdiction for Georgia State University - Perimeter College Police Officers extends to any and all property owned, leased or rented for College use. Authority is also extended outside of these properties by 500 yards.
All departmental personnel enforce college policy as well as parking regulations on campus. Georgia State University - Perimeter College Police enforce state laws, county ordinances and conduct criminal and traffic investigations for all offenses occurring within the school's jurisdiction.