GTPD Earns Prestigious Law Enforcement Accreditation

The Georgia Tech Police Department (GTPD) recently joined the ranks of a select group of 59 college and university police departments in the country that are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA).

“To make this happen, we had to show compliance with 480 standards set forth by CALEA,” said GTPD Chief Teresa Crocker. “It’s an honor to be recognized by such a  prestigious organization, but attaining this accreditation is one of several steps along our path to pursuing professional excellence.”

Campus Alerts Keep Community Informed, Aware

When it comes to safety, Georgia Tech provides two types of alerts that every member of the campus community should know about.

The first one to know is the Georgia Tech Emergency Notification System (GTENS) alert, which is issued by the Office of Emergency Preparedness when members of the campus community should take immediate action. These alerts are triggered by situations such as evacuations, severe weather, or other threatening scenarios.

2013 GTPD Safety Report Now Available

If you’ve ever wondered what types of crimes occurred on campus over the past three years — and what the Georgia Tech Police Department (GTPD) is doing to keep the community safe — there’s an annual report you’ll want to check out.

“The 2013 Campus Safety Report is a helpful resource for all of our campus community members,” said Chief Teresa Crocker. “This publication highlights how Tech and our partners on and off campus are making maintaining a safe campus a team effort.”

Keeping Tech Safe

Images flashed across 10 screens on the front wall.

There’s video of street action both in and around Georgia Tech’s campus. Take a look over there and you’ll see people walking along Fowler Street. Another screen shows action at the intersection of 10th Street and Hemphill Avenue.

Although the room feels like an air traffic control center, it’s really an enhanced operation center at the Georgia Tech Police Department (GTPD).

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