Chief C Meshia Thomas

Message from Chief Thomas:

Welcome, and thank you for visiting the Savannah State University Police and the Department of Public Safety website. Our department is committed to offering quality law enforcement services while supporting students during their academic and personal journeys. 

We rely on a model of community policing focused on student development and we consider our greatest asset to be our personnel. The men and women of the Savannah State University Police Department proudly serve this community by ensuring the safety of students, faculty, staff and campus visitors. They support the university’s mission and vision to promote the intellectual independence, growth of students and faculty in scholarship, research, creative activities, and community service. 

We do this by providing a well-trained staff of certified police and security personnel whose primary goal is to protect, serve, and educate our community in an effort to enhance the quality of life on campus. Our goal is to make the campus a better place to live, learn and experience all that SSU has to offer. We rely on our collaborative efforts to maintain a safe and secure campus environment.  

Our partnerships with internal and external groups allow us to more effectively resolve issues, prevent crime, preserve the peace, protect the constitutional rights of all citizens and enhance the quality of life on campus.   

It is both an honor and a privilege to serve as the chief of police at Savannah State University. I look forward to continuing to build a culture of collaboration and partnership while leading our department’s efforts. I encourage you to browse our website for information about our department, crime statistics and learn about the all services we offer.  

C. Meshia Thomas

Chief of Police

Savannah State University