The University of Georgia Police Department offers the following information and tips about reporting emergency situations to your local authorities.
For further information, see the University of Georgia's Safe & Secure brochure.
The following information will help you avoid injury and help the University of Georgia return to normal operations in the shortest time possible following an emergency or disaster.
The University of Georgia Police Department would like to encourage anyone who has been or becomes the victim/survivor of a crime of a sexual nature to seek assistance as soon as possible after the incident. Resources exist that are designed to provide both physical and emotional support and counseling for sexual assault victims/survivors. Regardless of the decision to pursue an investigation into the incident by law enforcement, we strongly encourage sexual assault victims/survivors to report such incidents to law enforcement and seek out the other mechanisms of support that are available, regardless of where the incident occurs. Contact information for local law enforcement as well as other resources that may be helpful is listed below. For emergency situations, always dial 911.
Don't try to clean up a chemical spill unless you know the chemical(s) involved, the protective equipment and materials needed, and how to proceed without endangering yourself or others. In the event of a spill:
For known or suspected gas leaks:
The University of Georgia Police Department Bomb Squad has the equipment and training to investigate and resolve incidents involving suspicious items. If you receive or observe a suspicious letter or package:
Emergency medical service is coordinated through the University Police in order to facilitate emergency response by local agencies which may not be familiar with campus. Please dial 911 [TTY: (706) 542-1188] if there is a medical emergency.
Police officers will not transport sick or injured passengers in UGA police vehicles. If you are in need of an ambulance, one will be dispatched to your location by the UGA Police Department.
If you are interested in first aid training, classes are offered in the Athens area by Athens Regional Medical Center, Saint Mary's or the American Red Cross.
Bomb threats usually come by telephone. If you receive such a call, remain calm and elicit as much information as possible from the caller.
Call the University Police immediately at 911 [TTY: (706) 542-1188] to give the information you have obtained. It would be helpful to describe the caller's voice, any background noises you heard, and the exact wording of the message.