Crime Prevention

The Georgia State University Police Department Crime Prevention 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 Crime Prevention personnel to keep themselves informed in 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 forty nine call boxes, which are located throughout the decks and buildings remain operational to relay their calls to our Communications Unit.

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.

Safety Escort

One cadet is assigned to each of the two Escort Vans from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Monday through Friday when classes are in session. Visit our Safety Escort page for more information


Upcoming Classes:

Tuesday, 9/8/15
Time: 7 pm
Location: Piedmont North – Court Yard


The “Fight to Flight” program is designed to inform women of techniques to prevent and escape from an attack against their person. 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. Identify methods of prevention and precaution against an attack. Identify and use passive and combative resistance against an attack. Identify the steps to take after an attack/sexual assault.


The program “Workplace Violence” is designed to identify exactly what workplace violence is. The participant will be shown techniques to avoid violence in the workplace and defenses against workplace violence.


This program is designed to bring to an employees attention some common practices we all can alter to make our 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.


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


Any member 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 both at work and at home. There is no charge for the use of the engraver and they can keep it for twenty-four hours. University personnel also have the option of leaving a list of the items they have engraved, along with the identifying numbers, with the Police Department Crime Prevention Unit. If you are interested in any of these programs, please feel free to contact the Crime Prevention Unit.