Divisions of Public Safety
Public Safety consists of many different divisions that all play a major part to make the campus safe as a whole.
The division operates within the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m., five days a week, primarily Monday through Friday. Situations that require the services of the detective outside of normal business hours are handled on an "on-call" basis. The detectives are responsible for investigating all crimes that require follow-up investigations.
The Security Division consists of more than 20 security officers and a security supervisor who strive to serve the Savannah State University community in a prompt, courteous and professional manner. They assist in the protection of life and property, consistent with normal safety precautions. Their efforts increase the visibility of the Public Safety Department campus-wide and allow sworn officers to focus on police duties.
The Bike Patrol consists of one to two officers. The primary function is public relations, crime prevention and routine patrol in the non-traditional housing areas. The unit has received positive feedback on its visibility, effectiveness and professionalism.
Internal Affairs assists the administration in maintaining the public trust by conducting investigations of officers involved in criminal activities, use of force incidents or violations of departmental policies.