Emergency: (404) 880-8911
Non-Emergency: (404) 880-8623
Mission of the Communications Unit is to provide expedient and
courteous service in a professional and proficient manner to students,
faculty, staff and visitors. The Communications Unit is responsible for
receiving and relaying all relevant and related data of calls for
service for Emergency and Non-Emergency incidents which occur within the
jurisdiction of the Clark Atlanta University Police Department and
other agencies having joint jurisdiction.Investigations Unit
Communications Unit maintains communication over emergency,
non-emergency, administrative telephone lines and call boxes. The
Communication Unit also monitors the University’s surveillance cameras
system of which encompasses numerous cameras located throughout the
campus. With a staff of six (6) communications officers and one (1)
Terminal Agency Coordinator (TAC), our communication's unit provides
services twenty-four (24) hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
In addition to the telephone system, the communications unit utilizes
the Motorola transmitting system, a total recall digital voice recording
unit and the Criminal Justice Information System Network to access
GCIC/NCIC files. The TAC also serves as the communications supervisor
for the department, and provides to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation
(GBI) with a monthly report of the statistical data of crimes and
criminal activity on the Clark Atlanta University campus.
Investigations Unit is commanded by the Deputy Chief and includes two
(2) investigators. The Investigations Unit is responsible for
investigating crimes, following up on reports initiated by the Patrol
Unit for every criminal case reported to the Clark Atlanta University
Police Department. Every complainant is contacted, regardless of how
minor the offense may appear, to determine if any other pertinent
information is available on the case and to ensure the complainant still
wishes to file charges. Each reported criminal incident is assigned to
an investigator. These assignments consist of working crime scenes,
conducting interviews and processing charges. Also, to access areas on
campus that may be experiencing an unusually high number of reported
criminal activities, to target those areas for "special attention."
Investigations Unit is also responsible for conducting background
investigations on all potential applicants for the Clark Atlanta
University Police Department.
patrol function is the most visible asset of the Department of Public
Safety. The principal duties of an officer while on patrol is to attempt
to prevent violations of the law, enforce the policies, rules and
regulations of the University, check for suspicious persons and render
aid and assistance.
Officers perform services through foot patrol, vehicle and bike patrols
twenty-four (24) hours per day. While on foot patrol, attention is
primarily focused on common areas, the buildings and the activities
around and in them. On vehicle patrol, this attention is redirected to
the parking areas and campus properties on the perimeter of the campus
and any activities around or in them. The bike patrol focuses its
attention on the campus interior, parking areas, and the promenade.
Officers of the Department of Public Safety enforce Georgia criminal and
traffic laws while on patrol. Violations of those laws are cited with
Uniform Traffic Citations which are processed by City Of Atlanta
Municipal Court and the Fulton County Justice Center.
Department of Public Safety shares the responsibility for the patrol of
the city streets around Clark Atlanta University with the City of
Atlanta Police Department (as a result of this Department's
certification as a Police Department and the subsequent passage of state
legislation in April 1984 extending jurisdictional boundaries of this
department five-hundred (500) yards in any direction). All police
officers are certified by the Georgia Peace Officers Standards and
Training Council (P.O.S.T.).
Clark Atlanta University Police Records Unit is responsible for the
maintenance of all incident reports which occur within the Clark Atlanta
University jurisdiction. Administrative personnel distribute and
release Incident/Accident reports upon request and maintain a record of
released reports. One may obtain a copy of an Incident/Accident report
by visiting in person the Clark Atlanta University Police Department, in
the Tanner Turner Building between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
Please allow five business days for processing of reports.
The Training Unit is a unit of the Patrol Bureau and focuses its attention on the following three categories:
• Basic/Orientation Training
• In-Service Training
• Advanced Training