Police Policy and Procedures

Security and Access to Campus Facilities:

Access to campus facilities is restricted to faculty, staff, and students after normal business hours. The campus also enforces a mandatory identification check after 10:30 PM for any person attempting to enter campus. Only persons with appropriate identification are allowed access to the campus. The appropriate campus administrator must authorize access to various areas of the campus. The ASU Police Department is responsible for the security of all the campus facilities.

The ASU Police Department will handle emergency as well as routine telephone and radio communications via the department’s dispatchers. By way of radio communication with the local 911 center; prompt response to medical, fire, and other emergencies is assured.

Drug-Free Campus Policy:

ASU is committed to support and comply with the drug-free schools and communities act amendments of 1989 (public law 10-226, section 22, subpart b) as an institution of higher education. The law under this act now covers both drugs and alcohol and relates to faculty staff and students. Therefore, the entire ASU campus is under the mandate to comply. ASU aggressively promotes and requires a drug-free campus among its faculty, staff and student body. The unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession or use of illegal drugs or alcohol by ASU employees, students, and visitors is prohibited by institutional policy. Violations of this policy, including felony and or misdemeanor drug or alcohol convictions during the course of employment or as a student enrolled in any academic program at Albany State University, may result in appropriate disciplinary penalties being imposed by the University, up to and including termination of employment or expulsion and referral for prosecution through the appropriate judicial system of Dougherty County.

Also, make note that persons under the age of twenty-one (21) years of age commit a misdemeanor, (State Law Violation) when found in possession of alcohol.

Possession or Use of Firearm or Lethal Weapons:

The University prohibits the possession or use of privately owned firearms or lethal weapons on campus, including those in vehicles. ASU Police will initiate the appropriate criminal action against any person found in violation of this state felony law. (Georgia Code 16-11-127.1)

Reporting Procedures:

All crimes that occur on the campus of Albany State University along with all suspicious activities should be reported at once to the ASU Police Department. This can be done via the telephone or in person. The ASU Police Department is fully operational 24 hours a day.

Should an assault or a sexual assault take place, it should be reported to ASU Police immediately. If an assault occurs, please do not disturb the scene by clearing or removing any evidence, which could be used to pursue the case. Notify ASU Police as soon as possible. The ASU Police Department in conjunction with the Office of Student Affairs will arrange counseling and other treatment. Also, any changes in your living situation or academic situation will be made accordingly.

The telephone numbers for contacting ASU Police:
(229) 430-4711 (Office) or 911 (Center)
When reporting crimes or suspicious activities to ASU Police, be sure to give the following information:

  1. Nature of the incident
  2. Persons involved in the incident
  3. The number from where you are calling
  4. Your name and address for the police record
  5. Any noticeable injury
  6. Any noticeable weapon (s)
  7. Any information you feel is necessary or important

All crimes that occur on the campus, or information pertinent to the safety of the campus community, will be reported through news releases and the student newspaper.