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Shawn GiddyThe Jacksonville State University Police Department is a CALEA (Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies) certified police agency that provides full-time law enforcement and security services to the Jacksonville State University campus community. Our sworn police officers are state certified and in accordance with the Code of Alabama, Title 16, Section 16-52-12.1; our authority is statewide. Our primary jurisdiction is the main campus of the university. However, we are also responsible for several outlying areas. The primary duty of our police officers is the enforcement of laws on property owned or leased by Jacksonville State University.

To accomplish our mission of "providing a safe and secure campus environment that is conducive to the education, research, employment and daily activities of our campus community," we ask that everyone on campus work with us to help solve problems. All of our members are committed to serving the campus community and fulfilling our mission by being technically proficient and always acting in good faith. In return, we need community involvement to accomplish our community policing mission through proactive efforts designed to address issues before they become police concerns.

This web site is designed to make us more accessible to the community. It will provide you with information about safety, security, and criminal activity. If you have any additional questions or suggestions, please contact us at (256) 782-8888. If you have an emergency, please dial 256-782-5050 or 911.

Shawn Giddy
Director of Public Safety 
Chief of Police

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