Special Event Security
Last Update Approved: November 11, 2013
Edited/Revised: July 8, 2015
Revised Effective: August 7, 2015
The Middle Georgia State University (MGA) Police Department is responsible for providing security at all functions on campus. Departments/Units planning special events such as parties, concerts, and rallies must complete a Facilities Request Form. The Police Chief, or his/her designee, is responsible for detecting security needs at a function by using the following criteria: nature of the event, the location, expected attendance (ticket sales and type of advertising used to estimate who will attend and whether the event will attract non-students), and any security problems the sponsoring group has experienced at previous events.
Officers assigned to work at such functions will ensure the safety of participants and ensure compliance with all local, State and Federal laws and College policies, procedures and regulations.
When an Officer observes inappropriate activity he/she should make every effort to notify the person in charge of the function and, if feasible, allow the person acting inappropriately to correct his/her behavior. If the situation cannot be resolved and immediate police action is not necessary, the appropriate official of the Office of Student Affairs should be contacted by the individual in charge of the function. Unless an emergency exists, the Officer should coordinate with the Chief of Police or his/her designee and the appropriate official of the Office of Student Affairs regarding any decision to close a function. Violations of law will be addressed by the Officer on duty in accordance MGA Police Policy.