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