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

Officer Pagan-Gillette gets to know Cameron Maples while patrolling Main Campus. Cameron is a communications major and he wants to pursue a career in business. In his free time, he enjoys playing golf. Best of luck in and on the courses! ⛳️ #Police #CommunityPolicing #CampusSafety #GetsToKnow

Don't forget to take the Campus Climate Survey for Safety and Security here at Columbus State University. Check your CSU email for the link. Your voice matters, be heard. #CommunityPolicing #CampusSafety

The Sarge visited WCUG 88.5 FM to check out Columbus State University's student-driven radio station. As part of the Communication Department at Columbus State University, the station offers a learning experience for students interested in all facets of radio broadcasting. The Sarge was hoping to fulfill his dream of becoming a DJ! Whether you are interested in radio, film, television, or other forms of communication, check out these stories. Thanks for letting The Sarge hang out at the station, tune in next time. #HangingWithTheSarge #Police #CommunityPolicing #CampusSafety #WCUG

Officer Hackey gets to know Laura Beth “LB” Barrow. LB is the Administrative Assistant for CSU Residence Life and has been with Columbus State University for five years. She is from Troy, Tennessee and completed a degree in visual communications from the University of Tennessee at Martin. Earlier this year, LB and her husband celebrated the birth of their daughter Wren! Thanks for being a part of the CSU family. #Police #CommunityPolicing #CampusSafety #GetsToKnow

Sergeant Stewart is ready! Are you? Join him tomorrow for a free Personal Safety & Self Defense Program. Tuesday, 10/30/18, Davidson 254, 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm. #Police #CampusSafety #BePrepared #CommunityPolicing

Have you ever called CSU Police for assistance? If you have, the odds are pretty good that you talked to this guy, Police Dispatcher Kyle Baboi. Chief Lott wanted to take a moment to commend Kyle for stepping up his game. No, we aren’t just talking about his dedication to representing the department for Columbus State University Spirit Fridays! Last week Kyle completed the 40-hour Basic Communications Officer Course at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center. Way to make it official Kyle, keep up the good work. #Police #CampusSafety #CommunityPolicing #HeyKyle #WhoYouGonnaCall

Corporal Hilderbrand gets to know Lindsay Montgomery while patrolling Columbus State University Campus Recreation 1. Lindsay completed her undergraduate studies this year and is currently pursuing a graduate degree in exercise science. She also works as a student assistant at the Campus Rec Center at Columbus State University. Lindsay is a Columbus native and wants to pursue a career in cardiac rehabilitation. Keep up the great work! 👍 #Police #CampusSafety #CommunityPolicing #GetsToKnow

K9 Duk has a big shout out for "We Ride To Provide". They were kind enough to send us a medical kit for the K9 team and a “Where is my K9?” sticker. These stickers are designed to bring about awareness and prevention for hot car K9 deaths. It is proudly displayed in Duk’s patrol car. Thanks for taking care of the team! 🐾 #K9 #K9Duk #K9Life #Police #CampusSafety #WeRideToProvide

Sergeant Brundage gets to know Jasmine Morman. Jasmine transferred to Columbus State University and is currently a sophomore pursuing a degree in business. She loves to socialize, volunteer and mentor. Thanks for hanging out with us! #Police #CampusSafety #CommunityPolicing #GetsToKnow

Last week, Columbus State University hosted the fall Georgia Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (GACLEA) meeting. We had some great training, including a block of instruction from our very own Dr. Chip Reese on Managing the University Police Role in the Behavioral Intervention Team. The meeting involved administrators from all over the state and we realized that we had a CSU Police Chief reunion. Three chiefs, representing the agency leadership for 18 years, were all on campus. From left to right are Chief Rus Drew (2006-2016) Chief David Horace (2000-2006), Dr. Chip Reese, and Chief Mark Lott (2016-Present). Chief Drew is now with the Emory Police Department and Chief Horace is at the Georgia Highlands College Police Department. #Leadership #CampusSafety #Police

We hope everyone has recovered from last week’s storm. This is a quick video of what things looked like from the Main Campus parking garage. Here’s to a better week, maybe we will see that fall weather we’ve been waiting for stick around. ☀️👍

Hurricane Michael continued to build in intensity last night and this morning. Out of an abundance of caution, and to ensure our faculty, staff and students have time to properly prepare for this storm, Columbus State University is cancelling all classes and business operations as of noon today and through tomorrow (Thursday, Oct. 11.) Regular operations will resume Friday morning (Oct. 12). This closure applies to all classes, events scheduled on campus, practices, rehearsals and business operations. All campus facilities should be vacated, except for essential personnel such as university police and Residence Life staff. The last campus shuttle will run depart main campus at 6:15 p.m. Campus dining facilities will close today at 6 p.m. Provided staff are able to get into their facilities tomorrow, breakfast will begin serving at 9 am in the Cougar Cafe and the Den downtown. If any further changes are needed in campus operations, CSU will provide notification first to faculty, staff and students through CougarAlert. Please also tune in to local media for the latest updates on what to expect from the storm. Stay safe Cougars.

Congrats are in order! Duk and Sgt. Erickson graduated this past Friday from the Chatham County Regional Resource Team K9 Training Facility. The team spent 160 hours completing the Basic Narcotic Handler Course curriculum. #K9 #K9Duk #K9Life #Trained #Police #CampusSafety 🐾🎓

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our National Campus Safety Awareness Month programs. Here is a pic from Sgt. Stewart’s Personal Safety/Self Defense Course last week. We are proud to be a part of Columbus State University and commend all of these campus community members for taking a vested interest in their safety and security. Thanks for partnering with us to keep our campuses safe! #NCSAM2018 #Police #CampusSafety #CommunityPolicing #BePrepared #SafetyFirst

The Columbus State University Police Department is currently accepting applications for a part-time Campus Safety Officer. This unarmed, non-sworn position, will support the Columbus State University Police Department by monitoring the campus for suspicious or criminal activity, providing escorts upon request, locking and unlocking buildings, motorist assistance, and traffic direction. This position will remain in constant contact with supervisors by use of two-way radio and may be called upon to serve as shift dispatcher in the communications office. If you or someone you know may be interested in the joining the team, please encourage them to apply. To apply, visit the employment opportunities page for Columbus State University (, click on the employment portal, view all jobs, and look for Job ID 1447.

This is a test of Cougar Alert, the emergency notification system for Columbus State University. This is only a test.

Hey Cougars, it's Sergeant Stewart! I've been hanging out with my friends at IT Support Services, located in the Simon Schwob Memorial Libary at Columbus State University. This place is awesome and they had a solution to all of my tech needs. Keep watching for more details on services from Brandon, Aimee and Stephen. Did you know that the CSU Help Desk provides three free repairs for students each semester? They can also help with MyCSU, CougarView, Gmail, Google Drive and a variety of both software and hardware issues. Check them out for tech support or training opportunities. Here's the website, and the phone number, (706) 507-8199. #Police #CampusSafety #CommunityPolicing #HangingWithTheSarge #NCSAM2018

The Office of Emergency Management within the Columbus State University Police Department will be conducting a test of Cougar Alert, the emergency notification system for Columbus State University. The test will occur on Monday, September 24th at noon. Please take a moment to review and update your emergency contact information. All Columbus State emails are automatically enrolled. Campus community members can opt-in for phone and text alerts through their MyCSU account. Be prepared, stay informed. #CampusSafety #BePrepared #NCSAM2018 🚨 🌪📱

Corporal Cook gets to know Desiree Sims. Desiree has been employed with Dining Services at Columbus State University for 6 years. She is a native of Cincinnati, but has called Georgia home for 10 years. She was in the United States Navy and served as a military police officer. Thanks for all you do! #Police #CommunityPolicing #CampusSafety #NCSAM2018 #GetsToKnow

As part of National Campus Safety Awareness Month, we want to spend some time talking about tips, services and our strategic partners for Columbus State University. One such partner is the Sexual Assault Support Center, Inc., an outreach center that provides services to sexual assault victims and their families within the Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit. They provide services free of charge, to include: a 24 hour hotline, medical/legal accompaniment, court support, victim compensation assistance, counseling referrals, a support group, prevention education, community awareness/training and college campus presentations. Their director was recently at CSUPD providing training to some of our staff. Remember that you are not alone, we are here to help, and we have a lot of friends with the same mission. #Police #CampusSafety #CommunityPolicing #NCSAM2018 #NotAlone

Mark your calendars Columbus State University! As part of National Campus Safety Awareness Month, Lieutenant Stanelle will be conducting a session of the University System of Georgia Plan-Prepare-React Program. This program is designed to facilitate civilian awareness and preparation for active shooter incidents on campus. Topics for the presentation include a discussion on what constitutes an active threat, the identification of response options to an active threat, and an introduction to law enforcement’s response to active threats. #Police #CampusSafety #CommunityAwareness #BePrepared #NCSAM2018

It’s time for a “Welcome Wednesday” post! Have you had the opportunity to meet our newest officer, Harold Willis? Officer Willis has an extensive law enforcement career that includes previous service with the Columbus Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Agency. He is shown here being sworn in by Major Bennett. Be sure to say hello, we are glad to add him to the team. #Police #CampusSafety #NCSAM2018 #Teamwork

Corporal Duffie gets to know Catherine Duffy while out on patrol at Columbus State University. Catherine is a junior, majoring in biology and health sciences, with a minor in psychology. As you might imagine, she is an avid reader. Keep up the great work, graduation is in sight! #Police #CommunityPolicing #CampusSafety #GetsToKnow #NCSAM2018 #WhenDuffieMetDuffy #SmallWorld