Campus Police

 

Greenville Technical College is a relatively large community of students, faculty and staff, spread among eight (8) different locations throughout Greenville County. This makes the college as large as some of the municipalities in the county during the day. Although you will find that our campuses are relatively safe, they are not crime-free. No community in America can make that claim.

The Greenville Technical College Campus Police Department (GTCPD) provides a 24-hour certified police department to enforce all federal, state, county, and municipal laws, offer educational and crime-prevention programs for students, faculty and staff, and provide escort services. GTCPD is the primary law enforcement agency for all Greenville Technical College campuses and locations. The department works closely with the Greenville Police Department, Greenville County Sheriff's Office, and other county, state, and federal agencies to help ensure the safety of everyone on campus.

Campus Police Officers are certified by the S.C. Criminal Justice Academy and commissioned by the Office of the Governor as State Constables, having statewide jurisdiction. However, they generally limit jurisdiction to the campuses and areas surrounding the campuses. In addition, the department employs non-commissioned Safety Officers to assist with safety and security issues, including parking enforcement, securing buildings, and resident safety in Student Housing. Officers work hard to develop relationships with students, faculty, and staff in an effort to increase awareness and a positive exchange of information.

At their discretion, Campus Police Officers may refer students who have committed minor offenses to the Dean of Students and/or Student Housing Management for disciplinary action in lieu of arrest. The prosecutions of arrests are conducted in either Magistrate Court (Summary Court, 2801 Wade Hampton Blvd, Suite 302, Taylors, SC 29687) or General Sessions Court. Prosecutions of General Sessions cases are handled by the 13th Circuit Solicitor's Office.


Resources

  • Campus Police Emergency - (864) 250-8911 (x8911)
  • Campus Police Office - (864) 250-8150 (x8150)
  • Chick Springs Summary Court (Magistrate) - (864) 244-2922
  • 13th Circuit Solicitor Greenville - (864) 467-8647
  • 13th Circuit Solicitor Family Court (Juveniles) - (864) 467-5900