There are a number of special initiatives that have been developed and implemented to keep the Armstrong community safe and prepared.
The R.A.D. System is a comprehensive, women-only course that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and risk avoidance, while progressing on to the basics of hands-on defense training. R.A.D. provides women with the knowledge to make educated decisions about resistance and instills confidence in all those that participate in the program. The class is offered only to female students, faculty and staff free of charge.
Child Car Seat Technicians
The Armstrong Police Department has seven officers who are certified by Safe Kids Worldwide as child car seat safety technicians. Our technicians are available to inspect the installation of child restraint seats as well as educate parents and other caregivers on proper installation. This service is provided free of charge. Call 912-344-3134 to schedule an appointment to bring your vehicle to campus. Free monthly checks are also scheduled throughout Savannah and Chatham County.
Armstrong Atlantic State University Police Department is committed to the safety and security to the residents, students, and employees that are present on our campus. In March 2010, the University Police acquired a Bullex Digital Safety system to conduct fire prevention training. This system uses water and laser extinguishers to train residents and employees on how put out a small fire. Training can be conducted either inside or outside. This fire extinguisher training is safer, more economical, and greener as compared to previous training media. Classes are scheduled throughout the year.
The Cyber Security Research Institute at Armstrong Atlantic State University is a component of the University Police under the direction of Chief Wayne R. Willcox. The Institute was founded in 2006 as a part of the university’s continuing efforts to address the growing cyber security education and training needs of our country’s Intelligence, Forensic, Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement professionals. As cyber threats have escalated, the Cyber Security Research Institute is preparing individuals and organizations on the front lines of our defense to investigate, analyze, assure and secure our increasingly vulnerable technology and communications.
The Armstrong Police Department is dedicated to keeping you safe. We encourage you to keep your eyes open around campus and report any suspicious behavior. We want you to feel protected in reporting anything you see, that's why we've created this anonymous form to keep us informed about any suspicious behavior you witness.
The Armstrong Atlantic State University Police Department is launching LEARN, a pilot program that will help bring all Armstrong students a better understanding of the criminal justice system and the professional opportunities available for students considering criminal justice as a career path.
It will provide a practical understanding of specific aspects of the criminal justice field, will offer monthly programs that incorporate hands-on applications, including field trips, guest lecturers and practical exercises. The field trips will include visits to courtroom to witness a trial, a correction institution to learn about the workings of the prison system, and the State Capitol, where students can learn about Legislative process.
More information on the program can be obtained by contacting Autumn Taylor at 912.344.3134 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Digital Forensic Technicians
The Armstrong Police is proud to announce that eight members of the police department have completed the National White Collar Crime Center Fast Track Program. Lieutenant John Bennett, Lieutenant Joe Peny, Sergeant Meagan Zike, Officer Keith Jeffries, Officer Tiffany Land, Officer Tanya Stewart, Stuart Glasby, and Autumn Taylor have completed the 100 hour training regimen. This training consisted of course work and practical skills that ensures a computer digital forensic examiner possesses the core competencies to investigate crimes that involve digital evidence. This training is the cornerstone in the creation of a Cyber Forensics Division (CFD) at the Armstrong Police Department/Cyber Security Research Institute.
Emergency Medical Responders (EMR)
The Armstrong Police Department now has Emergency Medical Responders (EMR) on staff 24 hours a day/7 days a week. Officers Michael Tyler, Logan Woods, Tiffany Land, and Keith Jeffries have completed a comprehensive training course that certifies them as EMRs. Lifesaving skills in the first responder course include recognizing unsafe scenarios and hazardous materials emergencies, protection from blood borne pathogens, controlling bleeding, applying splints, conducting a primary life-saving patient assessment, in-line spinal stabilization and transport, CPR, and calling for more advanced medical help.
Enhanced Safety Inspections
In conjunction with Student Affairs and Housing and Residence Life, the Armstrong Police have begun enhanced safety inspections in regards to fire safety. Armstrong Police officers have been trained and possess the necessary equipment to test the functionality of smoke detectors within the residents' rooms. During periodic inspections, officers will test the smoke detectors to ensure they work properly, check fire extinguishers for serviceability, and check electrical outlets for area hot spots using a thermal monitor.