We consist of highly trained men and women, certified through the State of Georgia, dedicated to serving the University community. As the largest division within the Augusta University Police Department, we include Uniformed Patrol, Bike Patrol, and Jaguar Safety Patrol with plans to implement a Traffic Unit and K-9 Unit. We operate year-round and 24-hours a day. All of our officers assigned to Patrol Operations, on a daily basis, are responsible for ensuring your experience on campus is a safe one.
We are primarily responsible for maintaining order and protecting the safety of Augusta University faculty, staff, students, patients, and visitors. This goal is accomplished by our officers through the enforcement of state and local laws within Augusta University's jurisdiction. Our Uniformed Patrol can be spotted around campus patrolling by foot or patrol cars, while our Bike Patrol officers utilize police mountain bikes, all while monitoring the campus in an assigned patrol zone to prevent criminal activity and respond to calls for service. All of our officers have the authority to issue traffic citations, serve arrest warrants, and arrest individuals for misdemeanor and felony charges. Written police reports for incidents to include, criminal offenses, motor vehicle accidents, and other emergencies that occur on campus, are completed by our officers and available through our Records Division. Prisoners are transported to the Richmond County Charles B. Webster Detention Center when incidents require an arrest.
Our Officers perform many tasks each day, to include the following:
Augusta University students are members of our Jaguar Safety Patrol who provide another set of eyes and ears throughout our community. They patrol the campus via a marked golf cart, bicycle, or on foot.
Learn More About Jaguar Safety Patrol And How To Join Here!
At the Augusta University Police Department, we follow the community oriented policing philosophy and we are committed to building trust and mutual respect between our department and the community. We are a part of the Augusta University community and work with faculty, staff, students and visitors to problem solve and address areas of concern. On a daily basis, our officers interact with the community building community partnerships. Our officers are available to meet with community members to provide information, directions, and other assistance; as well as, visit local businesses to determine needs for service. We strive to build trust and provide a safe environment for students, faculty, staff and visitors within the Augusta University community.