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The Public Safety Department has the responsibility on campus for the safety and security of students, staff, faculty and visitors.

The campus of Dalton State College is a safe and secure environment due to the efforts of a number of departments. The police department is under the direction of Chief Michael Masters, and consists of 14 sworn police officers, an administrative assistant, and two dispatchers. The police officers, certified by the State of Georgia, are armed and have full arrest powers. Officers are kept abreast of current police trends and changes through training and memberships in the Georgia Chiefs Association, the East Central Georgia Traffic Network, the Georgia Campus Law Enforcement Administration Association, and the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators.

All State Certified Officers complete formal training at a police academy for certification by the Georgia Peace Officers Standards and Training Council. All officers receive annual training, included but not limited to legal updates; crime prevention; firearm instruction and re-qualification; defensive tactics; safety, fire, and evacuation response; C.P.R; AED and first aid.

The Public Safety Department is located in the Health Professions Building, Public Safety Suite #300.

Phone: (706) 272-4461


The Public Safety Department patrols the campus and Residence Life 24 hrs/ 7 days a week. Please phone 706-272-4461 for assistance.