Paine College in Augusta, Georgia, recently announced the establishment of the Paine College Police Department. Previously, the campus was patrolled by the Campus Safety Department. Now officers of the Paine College Police Department have arresting authority in the entire state of Georgia.
The new department is under the direction of Chief Joseph Nelson, a 2010 graduate of the Georgia Chief of Police Academy and the former police chief in Thomson, Georgia.
George C. Bradley, president of Paine College, stated, “Our students’ safety is priority. The Paine College Police Department will act as a deterrence to individuals who will want to impede instruction in our educational environment.”