Road Patrol is the largest division within the Augusta University Police Department and is overseen by Captain Michael Beckner. AUPD officers assigned to this division, on a daily basis, are responsible for maintaining order and protecting the safety of Augusta University faculty, staff, students, patients, and visitors. Road Patrol consists of two shifts that operate 24 hours a day and 365 days a year. All police officers employed with the Augusta University Police Department are certified through the State of Georgia.
AUPD officers enforce state and local laws within Augusta University jurisdiction. AUPD officers can be seen around campus patrolling by foot, bicycle, or patrol car while monitoring the campus in an assigned patrol zone to prevent criminal activity and responding to calls for service. AUPD 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 AUPD officers and available through our Records Division. Prisoners are transported to the Richmond County Charles B. Webster Detention Center when incidents require an arrest.
Officers perform many tasks each day, to include the following:
Community Oriented Policing is extremely important to the Augusta University Police Department. AUPD officers are a part of the Augusta University community and interact with faculty, staff, students and visitors. On a daily basis AUPD officers can be seen in and around campus, interacting with the community, and working on building community relations. AUPD 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. The Augusta University Police Department strives to build trust and provide a safe environment for students, faculty, staff and visitors to the AU community.