Crime Awareness and Campus Security Policies and Report
West Georgia Technical College is concerned about the safety and welfare of all campus members and guests and is committed to providing a safe and secure environment. In furtherance of these objectives, and in accordance with the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990 (Title II of Public Law 101-542) as amended in 1992 and 1998 and renamed the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, which requires West Georgia Technical College to collect, publish, and distribute certain criminal data, the following information is provided.
The office designated to compile and release these campus statistics is the Office of Student Affairs.
Procedure for Reporting Crimes and Other Emergencies
The West Georgia Technical College Police department is responsible for ensuring the safety of
members of the WGTC community and for securing the buildings and property of the College. The department does not have law enforcement authority on campus or in the surrounding community.
For matters related to alleged or potential violations of criminal statutes – local, state, or federal –
the appropriate law enforcement authorities are consulted and engaged.
Students and employees are encouraged to report criminal actions directly to the police by dialing
9-911 from any campus phone or 911 from any other phone. In addition, they are encouraged to
report crimes to college administrative personnel, who will maintain a record of such reports.
Criminal actions in campus facilities should be reported to the WGTC Chief of Police or the Vice
President for Student Affairs. Daily activity reports are collected by the Police Department staff.
Crimes reported to the Office of Student Affairs will be reported to the WGTC Police Department
within 48 hours. They also will be handled internally in accordance with college policies. The
WGTC Police Department will prepare a summary of reportable crimes as defined herein each
year and publish this summary as directed by federal law.