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The suspect in the Americus shooting is still at large; however, Georgia Southwestern academic and administrative buildings have been released. The GSW Pre-K will be closed on Dec. 8. Students in residence halls are being asked to stay in their building throughout the night. Campus police will be on alert.
|Director Mike Tracy served as assistant director of GSW Public Safety from 1994 to 2012, prior to his retirement. He is a P.O.S.T. certified instructor and handles much of the department training and annual firearms qualifications. He also instructs with outside law enforcement agencies. Tracy has a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice and a master's degree in Public Administration from Columbus State University.|
The patrol division is made up of certified law enforcement officers. All Campus Safety patrol officers have powers of arrest on GSW campus and authority up to 500 feet outside campus boundaries. Officers have completed Georgia Basic Peace Officer training and attend a minimum of 20 hours additional training annually.
Duties of a patrol officer include everything that might be expected of a city police officer including traffic control, working vehicle accidents, taking reports of crimes as they occur, and general safety of the campus community and property.
|Public Safety Officer Danny B. Josey is a 21-year veteran of the Army National Guard. He was employed by the Americus Police Department for four years prior to his employment at GSW.|
|Officer Eddie Wright|
|Officer Deon Williams|
|Officer Henry Walters|
|Officer Donna Tissue|
|Officer Michael Lewis|
|Officer Sammy Stone|
|Officer Nate Milledge|
|Officer Ethan Johnson|
|Administrative Assistant Donna Tissue manages the office and everything necessary to keep the department functioning efficiently. In addition to normal office duties, she also acts as radio dispatcher for the day shift officers on weekdays.|
The department supports the campus work study program by hiring students for office help and telephone/radio operators on nights and weekends.