October 8th, 2019 – 12:15 PM
Georgia Highlands Press Release (Nicholas Godfrey) –
Georgia Highlands College’s Campus Police department is streamlining its efforts to respond to safety needs and requests with a centralized dispatch center. The new number for all GHC campus safety needs is (706) 295-6347.
“GHC decided to start the dispatch center to give the campus police one universal number as opposed to the five different numbers platform we were previously using,” Chief of Police David Horace said.
The dispatch center, contracted through the National Association of Campus Safety Administrators, will centrally dispatch all campus police calls for services to each of GHC’s locations (excluding Marietta).
“The new centralized model will help GHC Campus Police efficiently, effectively, courteously and promptly receive and record requests for police service while also rapidly dispatching police units and disseminating critical information,” Horace added.
Horace encourages all students, faculty, staff and community members to store the new phone number, (706) 295-6347, in their phones for quick and easy access. Everyone is asked to call the new dispatch center for any and all campus safety requests from any GHC site (excluding Marietta).
When calling the new dispatch number, callers are presented with three options. Option 1 is for emergency situations. Option 2 will put a caller in touch with a campus safety officer, for non-emergency needs, while option 3 will reach out to Chief Horace directly for non-emergency requests.
For campus safety needs on GHC’s Marietta site, students, faculty and staff should continue to contact Kennesaw State University police. For non-emergency calls at Marietta, call (404) 578-6206 and for emergencies, call (470) 578-6666.