Public Safety

The mission of the Department of Public Safety is to provide and maintain a safe learning environment by delivering continuous protection of persons and property in the Agnes Scott Community.

Welcome to Public Safety
We hope you will take the time to review this valuable information. We feel safety is paramount in our community, and view it as a shared responsibility. We welcome newer strategies for partnering with our community to create a safe and tranquil environment. Please contact us if you need further information about our department or safety on the Agnes Scott College campus.

About the Department of Public Safety
The Department of Public Safety serves Agnes Scott College with jurisdiction on campus and 500 yards beyond. The department is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week to provide immediate emergency response, performance of security patrols, monitoring of campus and providing other police services to the campus community. Members of the department maintain a close working relationship with local, state and federal law enforcement authorities and other emergency service agencies on matters related to campus security. 

The Department of Public Safety is staffed by professionally trained officers who attained state certification through the Georgia Peace Officers Standards and Training Council. After the initial basic-mandate certification, the officers are required to maintain certification through in-service training, consisting of 20 hours of annual service curriculum. Our officers are first responders on campus and have arrest authority. This allows Agnes Scott to maintain a staff of highly trained, skilled and competent officers. 

Agnes Scott officers patrol the campus by vehicle, bike and walking patrols on a 24-hour basis. They are present to prevent illegal activity, enforce college rules, check suspicious persons and provide assistance and information to the campus community.