Campus Police

The Campus Police Staff and Services

The Lanier Technical College Police Department consist of sworn certified police officers, whose duties include enforcing laws, preventing and investigating crimes, providing security, and encouraging safety awareness. Officers patrol the campus Monday – Thursday 7:00 am – 11:00 pm and Friday 07:00 am – 12:00 pm. Police and Security Officers provide additional security by patrolling parking lots and buildings, assisting motorists, and providing safety escorts. All Lanier Technical College Police Officers are certified and have full arrest powers.

The Lanier Technical College Police Department also provides unarmed Security Service Officers (SSOs) to assist with security in buildings and around campuses. The SSOs are serving as the eyes and ears of the Lanier Technical College Police Department. The SSO’s do not have arrest authority.

The Campus Police Department has the primary responsibility of the Emergency Management function at Lanier Technical College.

Officers’ Jurisdiction

According to Georgia state law, O.C.G.A. 20-4-39, Campus Policemen and other Security Personnel who are regular employees of the Technical College System of Georgia shall have the power to make arrests for offenses committed upon any property under the jurisdiction of the Technical College System of Georgia and for offenses committed upon any public or private property within 500 feet of such property.

All LTC police officers have the power of arrest and the authority to enforce all state laws. If an offense occurs within the officers’ jurisdiction, they can leave this area to pursue an offender.

Training of Police Officers

All LTC law-enforcement personnel receive a minimum of 20 hours of law enforcement training annually. Training includes the use of force, firearms qualifications, de-escalation, and community relations. Additional training such as legislative updates, first aid, AED and CPR are also provided. Several members of the department belong to professional police organizations and are certified instructors.

Reporting Campus Crimes and Emergencies [668.46(b)(2)]

All crimes and emergencies should be promptly reported to the Lanier Technical College Police Department at 678-410-4139 or 770-533-6912. Reporting crimes is voluntary. Lanier Technical College has taken measures to ensure the safety and security of the campus community; however, the campus environment is not immune from criminal incidents that occur in the surrounding community. The College takes great pride in ensuring the campus community is one where students, faculty, staff, and visitors can work, study, live, and enjoy all that Lanier Technical College has to offer. Ultimately, it is up to each of us to be aware of our surroundings and use reasonable judgment while on campus or attending a College function. It is also up to each of us to report any incident we may feel is suspicious, against College policy or a threat to another individual.

On Duty Police Officer Phone Numbers

For Immediate Response from the Police Officer on Duty or Safety Escort:

Hall Campus: 678-410-4139 (24 hours)
Barrow Campus: 678-617-0849
Dawson Campus: 678-859-2891
Forsyth Campus: 678-283-1483
Jackson Campus: 678-859-2329

Telephone. To Contact the Lanier Technical College Police Department dial 678-410-4139 or 770-533-6912. The number is monitored 24/7.

Text. To Text the Lanier Technical College Police Department text message to 678-410-4139. The number is monitored 24/7.

Email. For non-emergency questions, comments or concerns, email

Emergency phones (All Campuses). Emergency phone calls may be made from any administrator’s desk phone with permission. To contact campus police, dial extension 6912

Emergency Call Boxes. Emergency Call Boxes are located in the parking lots of the Hall County Campus and dial directly to the Lanier Technical College Police Department.

In Person (Hall County Campus). The Lanier Technical College Police Department headquarters is located on the Hall County Campus in the Breeden/Giles Building in the main lobby, 2535 Lanier Tech Drive, Gainesville, GA 30507. A Police Substation is located on the Lanier Technical College Forsyth, Dawson, and Barrow Campuses.

Response to Reports of Crimes. Calls for service and reports of crime will receive a response from a police officer to the scene. The officers make arrests when appropriate. Campus Police investigators will investigate a report when it is deemed necessary by the Chief of Police. The department forwards incident reports involving students to the Vice President of Student Affairs for review and potential action by Student Affairs. Additional information obtained via the investigation will also be forwarded to the Vice President of Student Affairs. Campus Police will contact local or state, law enforcement agencies, as appropriate if further assistance is required to respond to reported incidents.