Practicing Safety at Georgia Tech

ParentNews June 2015

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Providing a safe and secure environment, while sustaining and nurturing an open campus, is Georgia Tech’s top priority.

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Providing a safe and secure environment, while sustaining and nurturing an open campus, is Georgia Tech’s top priority. Faculty, staff, and administrators devote significant resources to the provision and maintenance of a safe and secure campus community. Though we have a staff of more than 80 police officers patrolling the campus, it is important to remember we are located in a large, urban environment. As your student begins college at Tech, they should understand and embrace the following safety tips.

Safety tips:

  • In an event of an emergency, students should call the Georgia Tech Police Department (GTPD) at 404.894.2500. Students should program this number into their cell phones.
  • If in need of late-night campus transportation, use the Stingerette after-hours shuttle service. Students should also program 404.385.7433 into their cell phones.
  • Students should remove all valuables from their vehicle to help prevent break-ins.  Leaving any items in plain view — GPS devices, laptops, purses, spare change, books, and gym bags —increases the risk for a vehicle break-in.
  • If a suspicious or armed person demands property, students should comply with the request then immediately seek police assistance.
  • If students see something suspicious, they should contact the GTPD immediately.
  • Keep doors and windows locked, especially when your student is not in their room.
  • Register all laptops and bicycles with GTPD to help the recovery process in the event of theft. This is a FREE service. For more information visit www.police.gatech.edu/registration.htm.
  • Follow the Georgia Tech Police Department on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/GaTechPD and Twitter @GaTechPD

Students can help reduce their risk of being a victim of a crime and increase their personal safety. For more information visit the Georgia Tech Police Department (GTPD) website www.police.gatech.edu. Recent crime statistics may be found at the police website or at www.crimereports.com

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  • Created By: Sara Warner
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  • Created On: Jun 8, 2015 - 8:50am
  • Last Updated: Oct 7, 2016 - 11:18pm