The Patrol Division is the foundation of the Savannah State University Police Department. This Division consist of 3 (three) shifts, rotating 24 hour a day, 365 days a year. Uniformed officers may patrol in a vehicle, on ATVs, mules, on foot, or on bicycles, depending on their assignments. All officers are responsible for responding to calls for assistance, protecting life and property, writing detailed reports on their findings, and conducting follow-up investigations. The officers are certified through the Peace Officers Standards and Training Council (P.O.S.T), and are trained to be professional and courteous as they perform their duties. As sworn law enforcement officers, they are vested with the powers of arrest and are armed.
Our uniformed patrol officers are the first to respond to emergency calls on campus. They work a 8 (eight) hour shift supervised by a Sergeant. Each shift consist of 1 Sergeant and, at a minimum, 3 (three) officers. While performing patrol functions, the officers aggressively conduct community oriented policing while maintaining high visibility to maximize university presence as a deterrent to crime. The Patrol Division is commanded by Lieutenant Lawrence Brown.
Certificationsinclude but are not limited to
- Three day: how to defend yourself during rape
- Taser training (which includes being tazed)
- Defense tactical class
- The use of force
- Table top shooter
- Active shooter – three days
- CPR and first aid
- Vehicle pull over training
- Security and awareness training
- Dealing with mental health