Campus Police Authority and Jurisdiction
Public Safety Officers have complete police authority to apprehend and arrest anyone involved in illegal acts on and immediately adjacent to the Dalton State College Campus. If minor offenses involving college policies or rules and regulations are committed by a student, Public Safety Officer may also refer the individual to the Vice President of Student Affairs. Major offenses are reported to the local police and joint investigations are conducted.
Reporting of Crime Statistics
Public Safety will report all crimes reported to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. This monthly statistical data will be recorded for use in the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report and is available upon request.
Reporting Criminal Actions and Campus Emergencies
Criminal or suspected criminal actions and complaints occurring on campus should be reported to Public Safety immediately for investigation by the a Campus Police Officer. The Public Safety Office should be contacted by dialing 4461 (from off-campus 706-272-4461) concerning any accident or emergency situation on campus. All Officers are trained in First Aid, AED, and C.P.R. to assist in emergencies in determining appropriate action to undertake regarding health and safety. Physical Plant maintains College buildings and grounds for safety and security, inspecting campus facilities and responding to repairs needed. Lighting, trees and shrubbery, and buildings are all maintained with safety and security as primary concerns.