Department of Public Safety
Message from Chief of Police, James Barnwell
Welcome to the Savannah State University Department of Public Safety, one of the finest departments in the USG.
The SSUPD is committed to providing a secure environment for the campus community. We believe in the practices of Community Oriented Policing. It is our strong belief that through this we can strengthen our relationships with our campus community. Our mission is based on service, integrity, professionalism, and teamwork. Everyday we are eager to positively engage with the campus community, and keep the campus community a safe place for higher learning.
The safety of this campus, is a responsibility that shares the weight of the SSUPD, faculty, staff, and students. We need the help of our tiger community to make better decisions for the advancement of the campus. Our police, security and dispatch staff are committed to preserving our number one customer, the SSU student.
Please visit our website to have a better understanding of the SSUPD, or come by the Police Station located on campus.
Chief of Police
SERVICE, INTEGRITY, PROFESSIONALISM, AND TEAMWORK are the motto for the Department of Public Safety. We believe that if we adhere to these four core values we will not only succeed, but excel in our goal to be one of the premier law enforcement agencies in the University System of Georgia. These core values drive us daily and will continue to propel us to impending success. These core values foster a sense of humility and remind us every day why we are here; for the safety of our students, staff, faculty and visitors.
The mission of this police department is to enhance the quality of life in our community by working cooperatively with the public to prevent crime, preserve the peace, enforce the laws with respect to the constitutional rights of all citizens, reduce fear, and provide for a safe community environment.
Hubert Tech Science-Building C-Rooms 309/305
P. O. Box 20336
Savannah, GA 31404
Primary Phone: 912-358-3004
Alternative Phone: 912-356-2186