Thousands gathered in Washington, D.C., to honor fallen officers during National Police Week, Oct. 12-17. The late James Michael Cornacchia, an investigator with the Georgia Tech Police Department (GTPD), was among 701 officers recognized.
Georgia Tech’s Citizens Police Academy is a five-week program designed to educate and inform the Tech community about issues related to law enforcement efforts on campus and how the Georgia Tech Police Department (GTPD) operates. The Academy, which is accepting applications for fall, is open to all Tech faculty, staff, and students.
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.”
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.
As fall semester progresses and routines set in, students can be lulled into a false sense of security and lose vigilance about their personal safety.
The Georgia Tech Police Department, though, hopes to keep the campus community on its toes when it comes to staying safe, offering tips and reminders that can help prevent crime.
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.”
Officers of the Georgia Tech Police Department are attributing the “See Something, Say Something” campaign for both making an arrest and recovering property stolen outside the Campus Recreation Center last Thursday night.
The Institute will open Monday, Jan. 6 as usual, and classes will follow a normal schedule.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for Fulton County until noon Monday. Rain, sleet and snow are all possible impacts, so individuals should limit discretionary travel and wear proper clothing for cold, wet and windy conditions.
Knowledge is power when it comes to not being a victim of a crime. This map shows where crimes that merited a Clery Alert (distributed to warn about crimes that represent threats to the campus community) occurred between Oct. 1 and Dec. 31.
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).