Clayton State University Department of Public Safety

  • Agency: Clayton State University Department of Public Safety
  • Address: Edgewater Hall Room 207, 2000 Clayton State Boulevard, Morrow, 30260 GA
  • Chief:
Phone: (678) 466-4050
Fax: (678) 466-4269

Clayton State University Department of Public Safety is located at Edgewater Hall Room 207, 2000 Clayton State Boulevard, Morrow, 30260 GA. The Clayton State University Department of Public Safety phone number is (678) 466-4050.

Clayton State University Department of Public Safety News

Clayton State campus will close at 2 PM on Friday January 6 due to wintry weather conditions and will be closed through the weekend. Be safe. Bobby Hamil Chief of Police

SAFETY TIPS AND ADVICE FOR THE CAMPUS COMMUNITY With the beginning of a new school year at Clayton State University, we would like to welcome all of our new students and welcome back all returning students. We would also like to provide some suggestions and advice for both personal and general safety to our entire campus community-- students, faculty and staff. NIGHT TIME SAFETY MEASURES Whether you live at Clayton Station, Laker Hall, or off campus, these are some suggestions for your personal safety as well as the safety of others: • If you travel late at night, try to travel in groups if possible. If travelling alone late at night, whether by foot or vehicle, be attentive to your surroundings at all times. Try to let a family member, friend or roommate know your route and time of travel in advance. If walking on campus and you have any safety concern, call our office and we can dispatch an officer to your vicinity to monitor your travel. • If walking late at night, avoid the use of IPODS or cell phones until you reach your destination. Do not accept rides from anyone with whom you are not familiar and comfortable, even if they identify themselves as students. • If travelling by vehicle, keep keys in hand and upon entry of vehicle secure the doors and depart promptly. To sit idle in your vehicle alone late at night could be a vulnerability. • If you are approached by or observe any suspicious persons, please contact Public Safety at 678/466-4050 ASAP if you are on campus and call 911 if off campus. It is also requested that you program Public Safety’s number on speed dial in your cell phone. DRIVING ON CAMPUS---PARKING SAFETY TIPS AND ADVICE • There are three vehicular entrances to the campus. To avoid long backups at the main entrance on Clayton State Blvd. at peak class times, consider entering via the south entrance on Simpson or the north entrance on Caldwell. All three campus entrances are accessed from North Lee Street. • Please pay attention to the signage in the parking lots. There are areas designated just for students and areas just for faculty/ staff. However, much of the parking areas on campus contain signs that simply read “permit required”. This means the area is open for either students or faculty/staff, as long as a valid parking decal is displayed. I strongly encourage you to also take a few minutes and read the current parking rules and regulations for the campus, which are posted on our Department’s website. Hard copies may also be obtained at our office in the Student Center. Be mindful that our officers will issue citations for parking violations. • Additionally, pay attention to all traffic signs on campus, as you should on any other street or highway. If you are cited for traffic violations such as running a stop sign or speeding, the citation will be issued on either a Morrow or a Lake City ticket, requiring payment or litigation through their court systems. Those fines will be substantially higher than our campus parking fines. • After parking your vehicle on campus, please ensure that it is locked and no valuables are left in view. We take pride in the safety of our campus, and this is partly attributable to our students practicing good safety measures while on campus. ASSAULT PREVENTION • This tip is primarily directed to females in the campus community (but males should take note as well). Females who live alone or with other females are encouraged to either have unlisted telephone numbers, only use an initial for your first name in a public listing, or at least don’t include your address in the listing. Unlisted is the best precaution, but the other options are good safety measures as well. Also, it is suggested to not leave your name on answering machine messages. To do so just provides information about your identity to callers who may have no need to know. • If you live in Laker Hall or Clayton Station, you should promptly advise the resident advisors of any suspicious persons or activities, or contact Public Safety if the actions are potentially criminal in nature. Also, when you are out after dark, it’s advisable to walk with a friend if possible, try to avoid dark or poorly lit areas, and to be conscious of your surroundings at all times. Public Safety’s main telephone number of 678/466-4050 should be in everyone’s cell phone speed dial. SAFETY TIPS WHEN USING SOCIAL MEDIA The use of social networking sites is almost universal nowadays and can be a lot of fun, as well as being a quick and easy communication tool. However, regardless of how computer literate and internet savvy you are, here are a few safety tips to help prevent your becoming a victim on social networking sites: • Assume that everyone has access to your profile (parents, teachers, employers, etc.), even if you have your profile restricted to “friends only”. Don’t discuss topics you wouldn’t want others to read, and be careful of language usage as well. Setting your profile to “private” can help in controlling who has access to your information. • Use discretion when putting photographs on your profile. Although your friends may think certain photographs are humorous, others who have access may view them in a different way. There may be people who want to use the information on your profile to cause you harm. Don’t post anything on line that you wouldn’t want your worst enemy to view. Also, don’t add people as “friends” unless you are certain that you know them. Remember that by accepting people as “friends”, they now have open access to all of your posted information, and images. • Assume that there may be predators out there searching for you based on information you provide on your profile. Think like a predator (former girl or boy friends, stalkers). Posting information that provides detailed identifying data about yourself, where you live, work, and hang out may play into the hands of a predator. • Keep in mind that you may also be held responsible for inappropriate content on your profile. It may be in violation of the terms of service or acceptable use policies of the Internet Service Provider or websites that you use. Also, many educational institutions are reviewing their standards of conduct and considering the inclusion of policies that specifically address the discipline of students (as well as faculty and staff) for inappropriate online behavior. For many of you, this is the first time living away from home. Your college years should be some of the best times of your lives. Your studies should obviously be top priority, but you should have fun too. However, please use good judgment in your personal actions. Our police officers enforce all laws on campus, the same as officers do off campus. One bad mistake could affect you for the rest of your life. These are just some suggestions to assist in your safety and enjoyment of your college life while here at Clayton State. If you ever have any questions or concerns, please give our office a call or flag down a nearby officer. Thanks. Bobby Hamil Chief of Police Clayton State University SAFETY TIPS AND ADVICE FOR THE CAMPUS COMMUNITY With the beginning of a new school year at Clayton State University, we would like to welcome all of our new students and welcome back all returning students. We would also like to provide some suggestions and advice for both personal and general safety to our entire campus community-- students, faculty and staff. NIGHT TIME SAFETY MEASURES Whether you live at Clayton Station, Laker Hall, or off campus, these are some suggestions for your personal safety as well as the safety of others: • If you travel late at night, try to travel in groups if possible. If travelling alone late at night, whether by foot or vehicle, be attentive to your surroundings at all times. Try to let a family member, friend or roommate know your route and time of travel in advance. If walking on campus and you have any safety concern, call our office and we can dispatch an officer to your vicinity to monitor your travel. • If walking late at night, avoid the use of IPODS or cell phones until you reach your destination. Do not accept rides from anyone with whom you are not familiar and comfortable, even if they identify themselves as students. • If travelling by vehicle, keep keys in hand and upon entry of vehicle secure the doors and depart promptly. To sit idle in your vehicle alone late at night could be a vulnerability. • If you are approached by or observe any suspicious persons, please contact Public Safety at 678/466-4050 ASAP if you are on campus and call 911 if off campus. It is also requested that you program Public Safety’s number on speed dial in your cell phone. DRIVING ON CAMPUS---PARKING SAFETY TIPS AND ADVICE • There are three vehicular entrances to the campus. To avoid long backups at the main entrance on Clayton State Blvd. at peak class times, consider entering via the south entrance on Simpson or the north entrance on Caldwell. All three campus entrances are accessed from North Lee Street. • Please pay attention to the signage in the parking lots. There are areas designated just for students and areas just for faculty/ staff. However, much of the parking areas on campus contain signs that simply read “permit required”. This means the area is open for either students or faculty/staff, as long as a valid parking decal is displayed. I strongly encourage you to also take a few minutes and read the current parking rules and regulations for the campus, which are posted on our Department’s website. Hard copies may also be obtained at our office in the Student Center. Be mindful that our officers will issue citations for parking violations. • Additionally, pay attention to all traffic signs on campus, as you should on any other street or highway. If you are cited for traffic violations such as running a stop sign or speeding, the citation will be issued on either a Morrow or a Lake City ticket, requiring payment or litigation through their court systems. Those fines will be substantially higher than our campus parking fines. • After parking your vehicle on campus, please ensure that it is locked and no valuables are left in view. We take pride in the safety of our campus, and this is partly attributable to our students practicing good safety measures while on campus. ASSAULT PREVENTION • This tip is primarily directed to females in the campus community (but males should take note as well). Females who live alone or with other females are encouraged to either have unlisted telephone numbers, only use an initial for your first name in a public listing, or at least don’t include your address in the listing. Unlisted is the best precaution, but the other options are good safety measures as well. Also, it is suggested to not leave your name on answering machine messages. To do so just provides information about your identity to callers who may have no need to know. • If you live in Laker Hall or Clayton Station, you should promptly advise the resident advisors of any suspicious persons or activities, or contact Public Safety if the actions are potentially criminal in nature. Also, when you are out after dark, it’s advisable to walk with a friend if possible, try to avoid dark or poorly lit areas, and to be conscious of your surroundings at all times. Public Safety’s main telephone number of 678/466-4050 should be in everyone’s cell phone speed dial. SAFETY TIPS WHEN USING SOCIAL MEDIA The use of social networking sites is almost universal nowadays and can be a lot of fun, as well as being a quick and easy communication tool. However, regardless of how computer literate and internet savvy you are, here are a few safety tips to help prevent your becoming a victim on social networking sites: • Assume that everyone has access to your profile (parents, teachers, employers, etc.), even if you have your profile restricted to “friends only”. Don’t discuss topics you wouldn’t want others to read, and be careful of language usage as well. Setting your profile to “private” can help in controlling who has access to your information. • Use discretion when putting photographs on your profile. Although your friends may think certain photographs are humorous, others who have access may view them in a different way. There may be people who want to use the information on your profile to cause you harm. Don’t post anything on line that you wouldn’t want your worst enemy to view. Also, don’t add people as “friends” unless you are certain that you know them. Remember that by accepting people as “friends”, they now have open access to all of your posted information, and images. • Assume that there may be predators out there searching for you based on information you provide on your profile. Think like a predator (former girl or boy friends, stalkers). Posting information that provides detailed identifying data about yourself, where you live, work, and hang out may play into the hands of a predator. • Keep in mind that you may also be held responsible for inappropriate content on your profile. It may be in violation of the terms of service or acceptable use policies of the Internet Service Provider or websites that you use. Also, many educational institutions are reviewing their standards of conduct and considering the inclusion of policies that specifically address the discipline of students (as well as faculty and staff) for inappropriate online behavior. For many of you, this is the first time living away from home. Your college years should be some of the best times of your lives. Your studies should obviously be top priority, but you should have fun too. However, please use good judgment in your personal actions. Our police officers enforce all laws on campus, the same as officers do off campus. One bad mistake could affect you for the rest of your life. These are just some suggestions to assist in your safety and enjoyment of your college life while here at Clayton State. If you ever have any questions or concerns, please give our office a call or flag down a nearby officer. Thanks. Bobby Hamil Chief of Police Clayton State University SAFETY TIPS AND ADVICE FOR THE CAMPUS COMMUNITY With the beginning of a new school year at Clayton State University, we would like to welcome all of our new students and welcome back all returning students. We would also like to provide some suggestions and advice for both personal and general safety to our entire campus community-- students, faculty and staff. NIGHT TIME SAFETY MEASURES Whether you live at Clayton Station, Laker Hall, or off campus, these are some suggestions for your personal safety as well as the safety of others: • If you travel late at night, try to travel in groups if possible. If travelling alone late at night, whether by foot or vehicle, be attentive to your surroundings at all times. Try to let a family member, friend or roommate know your route and time of travel in advance. If walking on campus and you have any safety concern, call our office and we can dispatch an officer to your vicinity to monitor your travel. • If walking late at night, avoid the use of IPODS or cell phones until you reach your destination. Do not accept rides from anyone with whom you are not familiar and comfortable, even if they identify themselves as students. • If travelling by vehicle, keep keys in hand and upon entry of vehicle secure the doors and depart promptly. To sit idle in your vehicle alone late at night could be a vulnerability. • If you are approached by or observe any suspicious persons, please contact Public Safety at 678/466-4050 ASAP if you are on campus and call 911 if off campus. It is also requested that you program Public Safety’s number on speed dial in your cell phone. DRIVING ON CAMPUS---PARKING SAFETY TIPS AND ADVICE • There are three vehicular entrances to the campus. To avoid long backups at the main entrance on Clayton State Blvd. at peak class times, consider entering via the south entrance on Simpson or the north entrance on Caldwell. All three campus entrances are accessed from North Lee Street. • Please pay attention to the signage in the parking lots. There are areas designated just for students and areas just for faculty/ staff. However, much of the parking areas on campus contain signs that simply read “permit required”. This means the area is open for either students or faculty/staff, as long as a valid parking decal is displayed. I strongly encourage you to also take a few minutes and read the current parking rules and regulations for the campus, which are posted on our Department’s website. Hard copies may also be obtained at our office in the Student Center. Be mindful that our officers will issue citations for parking violations. • Additionally, pay attention to all traffic signs on campus, as you should on any other street or highway. If you are cited for traffic violations such as running a stop sign or speeding, the citation will be issued on either a Morrow or a Lake City ticket, requiring payment or litigation through their court systems. Those fines will be substantially higher than our campus parking fines. • After parking your vehicle on campus, please ensure that it is locked and no valuables are left in view. We take pride in the safety of our campus, and this is partly attributable to our students practicing good safety measures while on campus. ASSAULT PREVENTION • This tip is primarily directed to females in the campus community (but males should take note as well). Females who live alone or with other females are encouraged to either have unlisted telephone numbers, only use an initial for your first name in a public listing, or at least don’t include your address in the listing. Unlisted is the best precaution, but the other options are good safety measures as well. Also, it is suggested to not leave your name on answering machine messages. To do so just provides information about your identity to callers who may have no need to know. • If you live in Laker Hall or Clayton Station, you should promptly advise the resident advisors of any suspicious persons or activities, or contact Public Safety if the actions are potentially criminal in nature. Also, when you are out after dark, it’s advisable to walk with a friend if possible, try to avoid dark or poorly lit areas, and to be conscious of your surroundings at all times. Public Safety’s main telephone number of 678/466-4050 should be in everyone’s cell phone speed dial. SAFETY TIPS WHEN USING SOCIAL MEDIA The use of social networking sites is almost universal nowadays and can be a lot of fun, as well as being a quick and easy communication tool. However, regardless of how computer literate and internet savvy you are, here are a few safety tips to help prevent your becoming a victim on social networking sites: • Assume that everyone has access to your profile (parents, teachers, employers, etc.), even if you have your profile restricted to “friends only”. Don’t discuss topics you wouldn’t want others to read, and be careful of language usage as well. Setting your profile to “private” can help in controlling who has access to your information. • Use discretion when putting photographs on your profile. Although your friends may think certain photographs are humorous, others who have access may view them in a different way. There may be people who want to use the information on your profile to cause you harm. Don’t post anything on line that you wouldn’t want your worst enemy to view. Also, don’t add people as “friends” unless you are certain that you know them. Remember that by accepting people as “friends”, they now have open access to all of your posted information, and images. • Assume that there may be predators out there searching for you based on information you provide on your profile. Think like a predator (former girl or boy friends, stalkers). Posting information that provides detailed identifying data about yourself, where you live, work, and hang out may play into the hands of a predator. • Keep in mind that you may also be held responsible for inappropriate content on your profile. It may be in violation of the terms of service or acceptable use policies of the Internet Service Provider or websites that you use. Also, many educational institutions are reviewing their standards of conduct and considering the inclusion of policies that specifically address the discipline of students (as well as faculty and staff) for inappropriate online behavior. For many of you, this is the first time living away from home. Your college years should be some of the best times of your lives. Your studies should obviously be top priority, but you should have fun too. However, please use good judgment in your personal actions. Our police officers enforce all laws on campus, the same as officers do off campus. One bad mistake could affect you for the rest of your life. These are just some suggestions to assist in your safety and enjoyment of your college life while here at Clayton State. If you ever have any questions or concerns, please give our office a call or flag down a nearby officer. Thanks. Bobby Hamil Chief of Police Clayton State University

The Public Safety window is open week days from 8 to 5 and will be open tomorrow from 8 to 4 for those who want to pick up their parking decals. Bobby Hamil Chief of Police Clayton State University 678/466-4266

FALL SEMESTER 2014 PARKING ON CAMPUS—HELPFUL SUGGESTIONS Welcome to all the freshmen as well as other new students, faculty and staff, and welcome back to all who have been off for the Summer. First the good news, we are anticipating another record number of students on campus this Fall. And now the not so good news, finding that prime parking space on campus will be even more challenging. As you may know, the ongoing construction of the new Science Building on campus has impacted some of our campus parking lots. For those of you who are new to the campus, and as a reminder to the others, a large section of the D lot was redesignated from general parking to faculty/staff only, and a section of the G lot was similarly redesignated from general parking to student only parking. Although these changes did not increase the actual number of parking spaces on campus, they have better accommodated specific groups. At the start of each semester, we like to remind the campus community of the availability of open parking (i.e. no parking permit required) in the K and L lots near the tennis courts and the SAC. Although these lots may not be as convenient to your work space or classroom as other lots, the likelihood of easily finding a parking space in the K and L lots is much greater and less stressful, especially during peak times of the day, than in closer lots. We encourage everyone to consider routinely parking in the K and L lots, unless there is a critical need to park closer. It is a short walk from these lots to any building on main campus. Our officers patrol the K and L lots frequently to determine the rate of usage and provide feedback to the administration, which will assist in the planning for any additional parking enhancements or changes that may be needed as the campus continues to grow. Officers also patrol other campus parking lots and issue citations when violations of campus parking policies are observed. I suggest that everyone review the parking rules and regulations that are posted on the Public Safety website. Also, hard copies can be obtained at our office in Edgewater Hall. Please adhere to the parking rules and signage to avoid unnecessary and unwanted parking fines. We have a standing campus committee that meets monthly to review parking related issues and appeals of campus parking citations. It is comprised of a cross section of the campus community, including faculty, staff and students. Anyone having suggestions or comments that they would like to be reviewed by the committee may submit them to me at any time for presentation at the next meeting. Thanks in advance for everyone’s patience and cooperation in our constant efforts to ensure a safe and comfortable workplace and educational institution. Bobby Hamil Chief of Police Clayton State University 678/466-4266

Although the weather is pleasant now, severe storms are forecast to return tonight to the Atlanta metro area. Everyone should monitor the weather reports this evening and take shelter in lowest level of your residence and inner room away from windows if tornado warnings go out. One other suggestion that is often not thought of. Put shoes on if tornado warning goes out. Many of post storm injuries are from stepping on glass, nails and other debris. Stay safe and I will update as needed. Bobby Hamil Chief of Police Clayton State University

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