Columbus State University Police Department

  • Agency: Columbus State University Police Department
  • Address: 4225 University Ave, Columbus, 31907 GA
  • Chief: Rus Drew (Chief of Police)
Phone: 706-568-2022
Fax: 706-565-4079

Columbus State University Police Department is located at 4225 University Ave, Columbus, 31907 GA. The Chief of Police of the department is Rus Drew. The Columbus State University Police Department phone number is 706-568-2022.

Columbus State University Police Department News

We hope everyone enjoyed Homecoming 2017! Friday evening Lieutenant Stanelle and Campus Safety Officer Reed had the pleasure of partnering with our friends from Alpha Omicron Pi at Columbus State University for the parade. It looks like everyone had a great time. Thanks for letting us be a part of your #HoCo2017 . #FearThePaw #CampusSafety #Police #CommunityPolicing Columbus State University

Hey Cougars! Have you heard? CSU Police has a new Assistant Chief! Find out more this week as "The Sarge" is hanging out with Major Laura Bennett. Major Bennett is a 28 year veteran from the University of West Georgia Police Department and she brings a plethora of experience with her. Sergeant Stewart has the inside scoop on her journey from Security Guard to Assistant Chief. We are excited to have the Major on our team and we hope that you will aide us in welcoming her to Columbus State University. #CampusSafety #Police #Goals #Leadership #HangingWithTheSarge #CommunityPolicing #Welcome

Corporal Cook gets to know Cindy Hicks, the Manager of Database Services for Advancement Services. She is responsible for maintaining information on alumni and donors here at Columbus State University. Cindy has been with CSU for 12 years and is also an alumnus of the institution. #GetsToKnow #Police #CampusSafety #CommunityPolicing

Please join us in congratulating Master Police Officer John Teasley, who was recognized as the Officer of the Month for the Columbus State University Police Department. MPO Teasley is an eight year veteran of the department and was nominated by one of his supervisors for his dedication and hard work. If you happen to see MPO Teasley on patrol, please thank him for being an outstanding member of our team. #Police #CampusSafety #OfficerOfTheMonth

Master Police Officer Hatter gets to know Ricnesha Priester. Ricnesha is a freshman, majoring in biology. She plans to pursue a career as an OBGYN. #GetsToKnow #Police #CampusSafety #CommunityPolicing

Hey Cougars! Sergeant Stewart here, hanging out with Theresa Willey. Many of you may know Theresa as an adjunct instructor for the Department of Criminal Justice and Sociology here at Columbus State University. Theresa has accepted a new challenge and now serves as the Project Coordinator for a federal grant awarded to CSU by the Office of Violence against Women. In this role, Theresa and her colleagues provide programming, awareness, and advocacy for sexual assault and domestic violence. Among other things, the program facilitates training on bystander intervention, understanding consent, understanding the law, Title IX, and the neurobiology of trauma. Theresa works closely with other campus and community entities to better develop our response protocols, communication, and inter-departmental cooperation here at the University. #HangingWithTheSarge #CommunityPolicing #CampusSafety #Police #NoMore #ItsOnUs

Hey Cougars! Sergeant Stewart is back at it and hanging out with everyone at a campus near you. This week "The Sarge" had a chance to hang out with Jennifer Joyner, the Assistant Vice President for Alumni Relations and Donor Engagement. Jennifer gave us the inside scoop on all of the upcoming alumni activities and shared how Columbus State University maintains relationships with alumni. We hope to see you at Homecoming, or maybe the next 1st Thursday. #HangingWithTheSarge #CommunityPolicing #Police #CampusSafety

Thank you Mark Rice, Robin Trimarchi, our student leaders, and other media partners who participated in this use of force discussion.

Officer Weeks gets to know Wesley Phillips. Wesley is a senior music major who plays alto sax at the Schwob School of Music at Columbus State University. In his free time he runs half marathons. #GetsToKnow #CommunityPolicing #Police #CampusSafety

It is with great pride that we welcome the newest certified police officer to our team, Officer Bailey Pattillo. Many of you may recognize Officer Pattillo. She graduated from Columbus State University with a bachelors in criminal justice in December of 2014 and began working with the CSU Police Department in August of 2015. Her journey began as a part-time Campus Safety Officer, which progressed to a full-time position and most recently, the opportunity to become certified as a peace officer in the State of Georgia. Officer Pattillo is pictured here receiving her certificate from Major Taliaferro, the Director of the West Georgia Regional Police Academy for the Georgia Public Safety Training Center. Chief Lott was present at the ceremony and is proud of Officer Pattillo's accomplishment. #WelcomeToTheTeam #PuttingThatDegreeToGoodUse #CSUalumni

Corporal Hester gets to know Victoria Neundorfer. Victoria is a student assistant at Columbus State University's Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center. She is a junior, majoring in art, with an emphasis on graphic design. She is also a member of Chi Alpha here on campus. #Police #CampusSafety #CommunityPolicing #GetsToKnow

This week the Columbus State University Police Department hosted a three day course from the Georgia Network to End Sexual Assault(GNESA). The course, titled "Sexual Assault: A Community and Campus Team Approach," brought law enforcement, advocates, campus administrators and other professionals together to develop a team approach/response. We appreciate all of those who attended the training. The photographs feature Sergeant Stewart, Officer Gillette, Officer Duffie and Maria from the Sexual Assault Support Center. Thanks Sexual Assault Support Center, Inc. for being on our team. #GNESA #Teamwork #NoMore #EndSexualAssault #Police #CampusSafety

Please join us in congratulating Master Police Officer Ray Hatter, who was recognized as the Columbus State University Police Department Officer of the Month for August 2017. Officer Hatter was recognized for his exceptional work ethic and dedication. He is shown here receiving the award from Corporal Hilderbrand, one of the supervisors on his squad. #Police #CampusSafety #ServiceYouCanCountOn

Sergeant Geeslin gets to know Taylor Yaughn. Taylor is a junior, majoring in communications. She wants to continue to pursue a career in radio and currently works on two shows in the Columbus area. #CommunityPolicing #CampusSafety #Police #GetsToKnow

In anticipation of severe weather from Hurricane Irma, Columbus State University will be closed on Monday, September 11th and Tuesday, September 12th. All normal business operations will cease at 8:00 pm tonight, September 10th, however, emergency services will continue. Anyone needing assistance should call CSU Police at (706) 507-8911. Campus officials will continue to monitor and assess the situation to make a determination about operations and services for Wednesday, September 13th. Any additional closures will be communicated through Cougar Alert as soon as possible. Additional information about services for on-campus residential students is being disseminated by Residence Life. CSU Police encourages everyone to develop their personal safety plans for severe weather immediately. Additional notifications may be issued by Cougar Alert, but all campus community members are encouraged to be mindful of the Muscogee County outdoor emergency weather sirens. Please use reliable state and local resources for information about weather and emergency situations in your area, and make decisions for your own safety based on the best information you have available.

Master Police Officer Spivey gets to know Victor Simone, a criminal justice major who wants to develop his own photography business. Victor is also a fan of the great outdoors, including camping and fishing. #CommunityPolicing #CampusSafety #Police #GetsToKnow

Are you interested in taking a pepper spray/self defense course from CSUPD? Come by and see Sergeant Stewart tomorrow (08/29/17) from 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm at the Davidson Student Center in room 256. The course is free of charge and open to all students, faculty and staff. Walk ins are welcome, but if you plan to attend, please RSVP to (706) 507-8281 or #Police #CampusSafety #CommunityPolicing

Corporal Brundage gets to know Cody Tillery. Cody is a senior, majoring in Health Science. In her free time, she enjoys arts and crafts. #CommunityPolicing #CampusSafety #Police #GetsToKnow

Officer Schneeberger gets to know Wesley Alexander after being called to assist him with his vehicle. Wesley is a senior from Manchester, Georgia and completed his bachelors in sociology over the Summer. He is part of the campus ministry and enjoys playing ultimate frisbee, soccer, and disc golf. #GetsToKnow #Police #CampusSafety #CommunityPolicing

Hey Cougars! It's Wednesday of the first week of classes here at Columbus State University and Sergeant Stewart thought everyone could use a pick me up. Here is the last of his Move-In series, which shows him hanging out with folks at the Riverpark Campus as they got moved in last week. "The Sarge" had a good time and we hope everyone is getting settled in. Keep and eye for him so you can have your chance to hang out with Sergeant Stewart. #HangingWithTheSarge #Police #CampusSafety #CommunityPolicing #ResLife CSU Residence Life

In case you missed some of the fun during Main Campus Move-In Day, here are some highlights from Sergeant Stewart as he was hanging out with everyone! It is an exciting time for CSU Residence Life and we are glad to be a part of the festivities. "The Sarge" is personally glad to kick off the new semester because now he has even more people to hang out with at Columbus State University. Have a safe and happy semester. #HangingWithTheSarge #Police #CampusSafety #CommunityPolicing