Our Services

The Department provides a variety of services ranging from crime prevention to emergency management service. It is composed of more than 80 officers certified by the Peace Officers Standards and Training Council of Georgia, as well as 26 part-time security guards, 23 full-time security guards, 12 communication dispatchers and 8 supporting staff member and 1 emergency management director.


The Patrol Bureau is responsible for providing a variety of protective and security services designed for the preservation of life, and personal safety of the University customer and the protection of personal and University property

Pedestrian Safety

The Pedestrian Safety Traffic Team helps to insure safety on  the GSU Campus and the downtown district of Atlanta to maintain a pedestrian friendly traffic environment.


The Mission of the Communications Unit is to provide expedient and courteous service in a professional and proficient manner to the Georgia State Community.


The Investigations Unit is responsible for investigating crimes, following up on reports initiated by the Patrol Unit for every criminal case reported to the Georgia State University Police Department.


The Training Unit is a unit of the Patrol Bureau and focuses its attention on Basic/Orientation, In-Service and Advanced Training.

Crime Prevention

Georgia State University Crime Prevention offers a variety of programs to students, staff, and faculty of the University Community designed to educate the University’s customers about criminal activity and how to respond if they become a victim.

Key Control

Persons needing keys/access must come to the Key Control/Access office with their Panther Card and Key/Access issuance card.

Security Guard/Cadet Program

The Security Guard/Cadet program provides protection of valuable displays, assisting stranded motorists, provide protection to some buildings, perform personal safety escorts, and other non-critical security and protective services.