The Augusta University Police Department Community Services Division is comprised of the Criminal Investigations Division and the Community Policing and Crime Prevention Division. The Criminal Investigations Division conducts follow-up investigations on crimes that occur within the jurisdiction of the Augusta University Police Department. The investigators assist in completing background checks on individuals who are applying for employment with the Augusta University Police Department. Captain Sam Sherrill and Sergeant Christina Compton are assigned to this division, and handle the normal day to day operations.
The Community Policing and Crime Prevention Division interact with the AU community through numerous events on campus; such as, Coffee with a Cop, New Student Orientation, New Hire Orientation, and other events that support the community policing philosophy. During these events, AUPD officers take the opportunity to provide information on available crime prevention programs including Rave Guardian and Rape Aggression Defense Systems courses. Periodically, safety tips are sent out via social media, email, and Jag Safe to bring attention to safety concerns such as pedestrian and bicycle safety, as well as railroad crossing safety.
The Augusta University Police Department Investigations Division works hard to solve every criminal case that occurs within the jurisdiction of the Augusta University Police Department. All crimes reported to the Augusta University Police Department are investigated equally, regardless of the legal severity of the crime.