The Georgia Institute of Technology Police Department (GTPD) provides general security, traffic enforcement, escorts, and street or lane closures. All officers are CPR and first-aid certified.
GTPD has eighty-four sworn officers. We have a Bike Unit, a Segway Unit, and a Motorcycle Unit. We have two K-9 dogs that provide bomb/explosive detection. The dogs are used to provide sweeps anytime there is a potential threat or safety concern.
When to Have a Security Officer Present
One officer is required for every 250 people whether the event is indoors or outdoors, per life safety codes regulations. Security does not have to be provided by GTPD, but all security companies must be licensed, bonded, and approved by the GTPD.
When alcohol is being served.
Whenever cash will be exchanged.
At an event where a high-ranking official or dignitary is present. GTPD provides dignitary protection and escort services for sporting events, press conferences, dinners, and award ceremonies, regardless of the size of the event.
When to Have an Emergency Medical Technician Present
An EMT is required at any event that has the potential for participant injury or harm (i.e., races, relays, events involving rides or inflatables, extreme outdoor events, etc.) or one at which 250 or more guests are in attendance.
The Georgia Tech Police Department can assist in providing an EMT for your event.
EMT presence ranges from a professional on foot to a two-person need with an ambulance. Discuss with GTPD the necessary coverage for your event.
Contacting the Georgia Tech Police Department
Once you have confirmed your event purpose, time, date, and location, your next step is to inform the Georgia Tech Police Department of your security needs.