Mission Statement

The mission of the Augusta University Police Department is to promote a safe atmosphere in which the university's teaching, discovery, clinical care and service mission can be successful. This is accomplished through traditional and progressive law enforcement practices and strong community partnership.

Core Values


The Augusta University Police Department strives to adhere to the highest standards of self service in our community. the members of the Augusta University Police Department will ascribe to these core values:

  

InTEGRITY

Recognizing that integrity is the foundation of our profession, we endeavor to preserve and protect the public trust placed in us by adhering to the highest standards of honesty, moral and ethical practice. We will be beyond reproach in all that we do.

"Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching" - C.S. Lewis

 

 

 

  

professionalism

Professionalism is the primary component that guides us in the performance of our duties and manifests itself in our public service. We will serve as role models for the community by projecting a positive image with a spirit of cooperation and teamwork.

"A professional is someone who can do his best work when he doesn't feel like it." - Alistair Cooke

 

respect

We believe in treating all people with respect and dignity. We show concern and empathy for the victims of crime and treat violators of the law with fairness, dignity and respect. By demonstrating respect for others, we will earn respect for the members of the Augusta University Police Department. Further, all team members are encouraged to submit ideas and suggestions to improve operational efficiency for the department and the community we serve.

"Men are respectable only as they respect." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

excellence

We are committed to and pride ourselves in our personal and organizational excellence. We are committed to achieving a level of performance that exceeds all expectations so that we may maintain the community’s confidence and satisfaction with our services.

"If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in great ways." - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

 

Vision


The vision of the Augusta University Police Department is to be a national recognized leader in providing innovative and community-based higher education law enforcement services.

History


The Public Safety Division was established in 1973 to provide professional law enforcement and occupational safety programs for the Augusta University. Today, the department is a multi-divisional organization. In 2013, Augusta State University and Georgia Health Sciences University merged to form Georgia Regents University. Both Universities' Police departments were also consolidated. In 2016, Georgia Regents University was renamed Augusta University. The division was re-organized in 2018 to Augusta University Police Department. The Police Department reports to the Office of the Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration, and maintains jurisdiction on all Augusta University property. 

The men and women of the Police Department are dedicated to service excellence through partnerships that reduce crime, create a safe and secure community environment in which Augusta University may achieve its mission of education, research, and patient care.

The Division is committed to delivering quality service to our community in an effective, responsive and professional manner. The Police Department provides leadership, security, enforcement, and many other services to meet the needs of the Augusta University Community.

 

1973

Agency foundation

2013

Merger of ASU and MCG

2018

New name, new look, new attitude.