Public Safety

Public Safety

The campus of Dalton State College is a safe and secure environment due to the efforts of a number of departments. Public Safety has the responsibility on campus for the safety and security of students, staff, faculty and visitors. Public Safety and Campus Police is located in the Health Professions Building, Room 300.


The Public Safety Department's mission is "Working in cooperation with the Dalton State College community, we strive to provide a safe environment in which people may pursue academic and personal growth". The police department is under the direction of Chief Michael Masters, and consists of 13 sworn police officers and three 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 20 hours of in-service training, included but not limited to legal updates; crime prevention; firearm instruction and re-qualification; defensive tactics; baton re-certification; safety, fire and evacuation response; C.P.R; AED and first aid.

Phone: 706-272-4461




During severe weather such as tornados, move to the lowest level of the building along interior walls if possible away from glass windows and doors.

** Use your best judgment when driving or when outside during severe weather. Please update your personal information in Banner and sign up for the Roadrunner Alert emergency notification system to receive critical campus information. In the event of a delay or closing, students should contact their professor(s) immediately.