Practicing Safety at Georgia Tech

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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
  • Follow the Georgia Tech Police Department on Facebook 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 Recent crime statistics may be found at the police website or at


  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created By: Sara Warner
  • Created: 06/08/2015
  • Modified By: Fletcher Moore
  • Modified: 10/07/2016


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