As members of the SGSC Police Department we are committed to excellence. We take pride in providing a safe and secure learning environment and assisting those in need with honor and integrity. Conducting ourselves in a manner that is above reproach by advocating unquestionable ethical standards, professionalism, and honor is our pledge.
Tiger Village I 1st Floor, West Wing
Administration Building Room 101
Although we are open 24 hours, we may be patrolling the campus and there
may be no one in the office. If you need to request police assistance, contact
us by calling 912.384.7675
The Police Officer is available on the Waycross Campus during regular
business hours. SGSC contracts with a private security entity to provide
security services after hours and on the weekends.
The SGSC Campus Police Team
The South Georgia State College Police Department is the primary law enforcement agency on the Douglas Campus. The Waycross Campus has an officer on duty during regular business hours and provides private security after hours. Additionally, the Waycross Police Department responds to the campus after hours for law enforcement related issues. The Department is recognized by the Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) Council as a police agency and its authority stems from Georgia law. All police officers are certified peace officers of the State of Georgia and certification comes only after successful attendance at a recognized police academy. Additionally, officers meet annual POST training requirements in order to retain their arrest powers.
SGSC police officers are responsible for crime prevention and traffic control on campus. Officers have the authority to arrest violators of criminal and traffic laws on the campus and for 500 yards adjacent to the campus.
SGSC is committed to the enhancement of public safety, the quality of life, and the maintenance of an environment conducive to quality education. Security cameras provide peace of mind to students, faculty, staff, and visitors making the campus feel safer. Cameras located in public areas assist college security personnel, who can’t be everywhere at all times.
Security cameras are intended to contribute to enhanced campus safety and the protection of people and property. With security cameras, colleges often experience a reduction in crime. The system is not intended to interfere with the privacy of individuals who are not engaged in criminal activity. It is intended to observe suspicious, dangerous or illegal behavior, but not to observe people based on group profiles including, but not limit ed, to race, gender, age, sexual orientation or expression or clothing styles.
Video Technicians are trained in the legal and ethical issues involved and know that they are not to track individuals unless they have reason to suspect the individual is a threat to people or property or in violation of campus policies, rules, and regulations.
Cameras are not used in areas of the school where staff or students have a “reasonable expectation of privacy.” Cameras are used in places where there is no reasonable expectation of privacy. Examples include common areas such as hallways, cafeterias, libraries and parking lots.