The Department of Public Safety is located in:
The Director of Public Safety is responsible for departmental administration and reports
directly to the Chief Occupational and Environmental Safety Officer.
PCOM and PCOM Georgia each maintain a complement of in-house security personnel in
conjunction with trained contract security personnel. PCOM South Georgia is staffed
by trained contract security personnel.
Contract supervisors and officers are required to receive instruction, approved by
the Director of Public Safety, in the areas of legal authority, liability issues,
fire prevention and control, evacuation procedures, investigation and departmental
procedures prior to their assignment to campus.
Fire and safety checks
Security patrol rounds are made around our campuses multiple times each day and logs/records
are kept within each building.
Security personnel do not have arrest powers, but consult with police authorities
when arrests are warranted. The Department of Public Safety works with local law enforcement
authorities to gather information on criminal activity and to assess potential risks
that may exist on or near each campus. Perpetrators are reported accordingly.
Criminal activities and emergency situations are to be reported to the Department
of Public Safety when they are observed. Criminal activities will be investigated,
and local law enforcement authorities will be notified as necessary.
Department of Public Safety personnel are not permitted to carry lethal or nonlethal
weapons while on duty. Only appropriate government law officers are permitted to enter
the campus armed.