About

Public Safety

Public Safety has the responsibility on campus for the safety and security of students, staff, faculty and visitors.

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 Michael Masters, and consists of 13 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 instruction and re-qualification; defensive tactics; baton re-certification; safety, fire, and evacuation response; C.P.R; AED and first aid.

Public Safety and Campus Police is located in the Health Professions Building, Room 300.

Phone: (706) 272-4461

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SEVERE WEATHER INFORMATION:

All buildings on campus have designated "tornado safe" areas on the lowest level of each building which can be utilized during a tornado warning or during high winds.

** 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.