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Choose a Career in Public Safety

Join the Public Safety Team

The Office of Public Safety is a full-function, state certified police department providing services to Georgia Southern University. Our Statesboro, Savannah, and Hinesville campuses are located in the beautiful coastal region of Georgia.

The 86 member department consists of 66 sworn police officers, 14 communications staff, and additional administrative and support personnel. Police Officers enforce the laws of the State of Georgia and patrol all campus properties and adjacent areas. In addition, our officers investigate crime, provide protection for visiting dignitaries, maintain security for large sporting and public events, and conduct crime prevention programming and security assessments.

If you are interested in working in a dynamic career within the University System of Georgia, available positions and applications can be found at: Employment Opportunities

What We Offer

Training & Development

Tuition Assistance Program

As a Georgia Southern employee, you have access to the TAP supplemental education assistance program. Learn More >

Shooting Sports Education Center

All DPS staff have access to free membership to the SSEC. Learn More >

Fitness & Wellness Plan

Fitness assessments and tactical fitness programs are available for all DPS staff.

Building a Better U

Georgia Southern employees have access to this online professional development resource. Learn More >

Perks & Incentives

Unlimited Dining Access

Uniformed employees (Law Enforcement, Communications, and Life & Safety) have unlimited dining access in University dining halls (Dining Commons, Lakeside, and The Galley) when on-duty/in uniform.

Boot Allowance

All uniformed employees (Law Enforcement, Communications, and Life & Safety personnel) will receive a $200 bi-annual allowance for footwear required by policy.

Dedicated Gym Space

DPS employees benefit from a dedicated gym space as well as time allowed for fitness activities while on duty.

State of GA Employee Perks

All Georgia Southern employees have access to discounts on attractions, shopping, and much more throughout the state. Learn More >

Compensation & Benefits

Extra Duty Pay

Both salaried and hourly employees can be paid $50/hr for extra duty details.

USG Health Benefits Package

Georgia Southern employees have access to the full suite of health, life, dental, and vision insurance. Learn More >

Paid Parental Leave

Full-time employees have up to 3 weeks of paid parental leave available. Learn More >

Retirement Packages

Both retirement plans and supplemental retirement savings options are available. Learn More >

Our Culture


As part of the Division of Business & Finance, DPS employees take part in governance, engagement, and networking opportunities. Learn More >

Inclusive Excellence

We are committed to upholding the University’s core values and to doing the work of embedding diversity and inclusiveness throughout University life. Learn More >

Campus Community

Georgia Southern has three distinct campuses, serving the needs of one dynamic institution. Our campus communities are rich in traditions and history. Learn More >

Mission & Vision

The mission of Georgia Southern University Office of Public Safety is to provide a friendly, safe, and healthy environment for all students, employees, and visitors. Learn More >

Last updated: 11/4/2021