Campus Law Enforcement Policy

The Emory Police Department is a full-service police agency with the same law enforcement powers, including the power of arrest, as a law enforcement agency of the local government. Officers have jurisdiction to exercise police authority:

  • On property owned/operated by Emory University
  • On any public/private property within 500 yards (excluding Oxford College EPD division).
  • On one-quarter mile of any public street or sidewalk connecting different buildings and campuses (excluding Oxford College EPD division).

The Emory Police Department provides complete law enforcement services for the Emory campus, Oxford campus, and Emory Midtown Campus.

Police car

The Emory Midtown Campus employs the use of in-house security personnel to provide on-site security services and utilizes the Emory Police Department for law enforcement services. The Carter Center Campus employs the use of in-house security personnel to provide on-site security services and utilizes the Atlanta Police Department for law enforcement services. The Emory University Grady Area Campus employs the use of contract security personnel to provide on-site security services and utilizes the Atlanta Police Department for law enforcement services. The Emory Johns Creek Hospital Campus employs the use of contract/in-house security personnel to provide on-site security services and utilizes the City of Johns Creek Police Department for law enforcement services. The Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital Campus employs the use of contract/in-house security personnel to provide on-site security services and utilizes the City of Sandy Springs Police Department for law enforcement services. Security personnel at each campus have only those arrest powers that belong to any citizen of Georgia, i.e., the power to make arrests for misdemeanors and felonies committed in the presence of the officer or within the officer's immediate knowledge. Security personnel report crimes in progress and summon local law enforcement assistance from the Emory Police Department or other local police departments, as appropriate. The university maintains an active and cooperative working relationship with local municipal law enforcement agencies surrounding each campus. There are no formal mutual aid agreements in place.

Emory strongly and actively encourages all of its students, faculty and employees to report crimes and any suspicious activity to the EPD, campus security personnel or local police authorities and to cooperate with those authorities in their law enforcement activities. Below are links to Emory policies providing additional information on crime reporting:

Campus Violence
http://emergency.emory.edu/just-in-time/violence/index.html

Personal Safety
http://emergency.emory.edu/just-in-time/crime/index.html

Campus Law Enforcement Policies (Oxford)
http://campserv.emory.edu/public-safety/police/about/oxford-college/index.html 

Emory University Human Resources Policy 4.68
http://policies.emory.edu/4.68