8:00 a.m. - 5:00p.m.
(Emergency: 24 hours)
Chief's Office: (706) 290-2173
Patrol Room:(706) 238-7828
Crime Prevention:(706) 368-6906
Office Fax: (706) 368-5665
Gatehouse Fax:(706) 236-228
The Berry College Police Department is charged with the
responsibilities of providing life safety and property protection. To
meet these important responsibilities, the college maintains a force of
state certified police officers whose duties are integrated to provide
law enforcement, crime prevention and parking control/enforcement.
Officers are on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The department
strives to contribute to the academic environment by performing
professional law enforcement tasks with a positive, service-oriented and
educational approach. Officers receive their law enforcement authority through the Official
Code of Georgia Annotated, Code Sections 20-8-2. There are 17 staff
positions in the department: thirteen police officers, two communication
officers, an office administrator and an office manager. All police
officers are certified by the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and
Training Council after completing the 404 hour basic mandate training
course. They are then required to complete a minimum of 20 hours of
annual training to maintain their peace officer certification. Officers
averaged over 40 training hours during 2006. They are authorized full police powers including the power of arrest on all college property.
The department maintains a close working and personal relationship
with local emergency agencies and their members. They come together
through meetings, training, and investigative follow-ups. Information is
freely shared between local agencies. The department maintains a
written agreement with the Floyd County Police Department and the Rome
& Floyd County E-911 Center for access to national and state crime
information computers (NCIC & GCIC).
patrol the campus via marked and unmarked patrol units and foot patrol
to deter acts of crime and to detect and intervene when criminal
activity occurs. They respond and follow-up on all reported crimes. In
addition to patrol duties, officers investigate traffic accidents,
assist in medical emergencies, provide limited motorist assistance,
enforce campus parking and traffic regulations and provide support for
many campus activities and events.
The campus-wide emergency number is (706) 236-2262 or ext. 2262 from on-campus phones.
Officer Down Memorial
Berry College Police
490186 Berry College
Mount Berry, Georgia 30149