Mission Statement

Our mission at 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

We strive to adhere to the highest standards of self service in our community. Our members ascribe to these core values:



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 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



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



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.



Our vision is to be a nationally recognized leader in providing innovative and community-based higher education law enforcement services.




  • THE TORCH represents education and research. The light of the torch is the focal point of the seal just as education and research are the focus of Augusta University. The rays emanating from the torch signify the power of healing.
  • THE PAST AND FUTURE of the university is represented by the sundial markings on the outer ring of the seal.
  • THE DATE (1828) is the official date of the founding of Augusta University.

Our History

In 1973, The Public Safety Division was established to provide professional law enforcement and occupational safety programs for the Medical College of Georgia.

In 2013, Augusta State University and Georgia Health Sciences University merged, including both Public Safety Agencies, to form Georgia Regents University.

In 2016, Georgia Regents University was renamed Augusta University.

In 2018, the Public Safety department was re-organized into 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 and create a safe and secure community environment in which Augusta University may achieve its mission of education, research, and patient care.

We are committed to delivering quality service to our community in an effective, responsive and professional manner. We provide leadership, security, enforcement, and many other services to meet the needs of the Augusta University community.



Agency foundation


Merger of ASU and MCG


New name, new look, new attitude.