Public Safety has the responsibility on campus for safety and security of students, staff, and faculty. Personnel include State Certified Police Officers, Administrative Assistant and Dispatcher.
The campus of Dalton State College is a safe and secure environment due to the efforts of a number of departments. The police department is under the direction of Chief Billy Gee, consists of 15 sworn police officers, an administrative assistant, and two dispatchers. The police officers, certified by the State of Georgia, are armed and have full arrest powers. Officers are kept abreast of current police trends and changes through training and memberships in the Georgia Chiefs Association, the East Central Georgia Traffic Network, the Georgia Campus Law Enforcement Administration Association, and the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators.
All State Certified Officers complete formal training at a police academy for certification by the Georgia Peace Officers Standards and Training Council. All officers receive annually at least twenty(20) hours of in-service training, included but not limited to legal updates; crime prevention; firearm instructions and re-qualification; defensive tactics; baton re-certification; safety, fire, and evacuation response; C.P.R.: AED and first aid.