The Georgia Tech Police Department is a full service campus law enforcement agency in Atlanta, Georgia consisting of more than 100 full time employees, sworn and civilian, dedicated to the safety and security of the campus.
Primarily responsible for protecting the life and property of people on the Georgia Tech campus, GTPD officers patrol 24/7 and provide a full range of public safety services including:
• Providing first response to emergencies.
• Enforcing laws and Institute regulations.
• Investigating criminal incidents and traffic accidents.
• Reporting crimes and traffic accidents.
• Conducting crime awareness and prevention programs.
The Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Council determines minimum training requirements for, and certifies, GTPD law enforcement officers and communications officers. GTPD officers are authorized by state law (O.C.G.A. 20-3-72) to make arrests for crimes committed upon any property under the jurisdiction of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia and for offenses committed upon any public or private property within 500 yards of any property under the jurisdiction of the Board of Regents. GTPD officers are the first responders to all campus emergencies.
Civilian (non-sworn) staff at GTPD include communications (dispatch) officers, public safety officers, emergency management staff, and office administrative staff.
The Georgia Tech Police Department has been accredited under the Law Enforcement Agency Program by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) since 2013. CALEA is the only national credentialing authority for law enforcement agencies in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean.