Community Outreach

The Community Outreach Unit focuses its attention on the following three crime prevention categories:

  • Property Security – both private and public property
  • Personal Safety
  • Training Programs

It is the responsibility of Community Outreach personnel to keep themselves informed on trends in crime prevention, as well as problems on campus, and prepare material to meet these needs and standards.

They are responsible for making sure that all 78 call boxes, which are throughout the decks and buildings, remain operational to relay their calls to our Communications Unit.

Community Outreach offers a variety of programs to students, staff and faculty to educate the university’s community about criminal activity and how to respond if an individual becomes a victim.

Safety Escort

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One cadet is assigned to each of the two escort vans from 3 p.m. to 7 a.m., Monday through Friday ,when classes are in session. Visit our Safety Escort page for more information.

FIGHT TO FLIGHT

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Individual groups/organizations or departments can request this class by contacting the Community Outreach and Crime Prevention Team at preventcrime@gsu.edu or 404-413-3213

The “Fight to Flight” program informs women of techniques to prevent and escape from an attack. The goal of the program is to enable a person to maintain a level of alertness in order to be prepared to avoid an attack,  how to identify methods of prevention and precaution against an attack, how to identify and use passive and combative resistance against an attack and how to identify the steps to take after an attack/sexual assault.

CAMPUS HOUSING SAFETY

This program is designed to heighten awareness among campus housing residents about crimes that may take place in and around residence halls, as well as precautions they can take to prevent such incidents.

OFFICE SAFETY

This program brings to employees’ attention some common practices they can alter to make their offices a safe and secure environment in which to work. Basic safety tips will be discussed as well as particular concerns the office may have.

PREMISES SURVEYS

Surveys of a particular building, floor or suite of offices are offered on request. The space will be evaluated to determine what can be altered to enhance the safety of the occupants and equipment. A crime history of the site will be used to aid in this evaluation.

OPERATION I.D.

Members of the university community can check out an engraver from the Police Department. They can use this to engrave an identifying number on items of value at work and at home. There is no charge for the use of the engraver and they can keep it for 24 hours. University personnel also have the option of leaving a list of the items they have engraved, along with the identifying numbers, with the Crime Prevention Unit. If you are interested in any of these programs, please contact the Crime Prevention Unit.

TAKE BACK INITIATIVE

Protect yourself, your family, your friends, your community and your planet by safely disposing of your expired prescription drugs at designated drop boxes located on campus.

Did you know?

  • It’s not okay to use expired medication for uses other than prescribed.
  • It’s not okay for friends and family to use your drugs, whether with or without your permission. 
  • Prescription drug abuse affects entire communities.
  • Flushing drugs puts them in our water supply, adversely affecting communities and marine life.
  • Disposing of unused drugs is easy, simple, safe and anonymous (no needles, please).

PRESCRIPTION DRUG DROP BOXES are located at

  • GSU Main Campus: Police Department Lobby at 15 Edgewood Ave.
  • GSU Perimeter College: G Building, Room 1100 at 3251 Panthersville Rd.
  • GSU Newton Campus: Police Department Lobby
  • GSU Clarkston Campus: Police Precinct Lobby
  • GSU Dunwoody Campus: Student Center (NB) Main Entrance Lobby

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