Communications Overview


Under the direction of the Communications Service Officer Supervisor Jennifer McKellar, the Augusta University Police Department Communications Division is responsible for providing communication between people in the community requesting assistance and the Augusta University Police Officers that respond to calls. The Augusta University Communications Division takes calls from the Summerville Campus, Health Science Campus, River Front Cyber Center, and the Augusta University Medical Center. The goals of the Augusta University Police Department Communications Division is to efficiently and effectively handle every request for service promptly and courteously. The Communications Service Officers are diligent in both call taking and dispatching emergency personnel. The Communications Division is staffed by Communications Service Officers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

What do Communications Officers do?


  • Dispatching emergency personnel
  • Monitoring RAVE Guardian
  • Monitoring fire alarm systems
  • Monitoring security alarm systems
  • Monitoring emergency blue phones
  • Coordinating mutual aid with other local law enforcement agencies
  • Initiating RAVE Alert notifications