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Timely Warnings

In the event that a situation arises, either on or off campus, that, in the judgment of the Chief of the University of Georgia Police Department or his designee, constitutes an ongoing or continuing threat, a campus wide “timely warning” will be issued. The warning will be issued through a campus wide e-mail to all faculty, staff and students, as well as through local media outlets.

Anyone with information about an emergency situation or other situation warranting a timely warning should contact the University of Georgia Police Department immediately at 706-542-2200.

Media Release – Suspects in FTC Investigation Sought

October 17th, 2014

The University of Georgia police department is requesting the public’s assistance with identifying several persons suspected of fraudulently accessing the bank accounts of two University student athletes. The fraudulent transactions occurred in the metro Atlanta area during the month of July 2014 at several banks in Cobb and Fulton counties. Three different males and one female were involved in the fraudulent transactions. If you can identify any of the individuals pictured in the photos or have any information that may aid in this investigation, please contact Detective J.D. Baughns at (706) 542-2200 or

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Timely Warning – Robbery Advisory

September 20th, 2014

Timely Warning

Robbery Advisory

September 20, 2014


Lt. Eric Dellinger (706) 542-5813

Chief Jimmy Williamson (706) 542-5813

Athens-Clarke County Police (706) 546-5900

On September 20, 2014 at approximately 1:23 a.m. an individual reported to the Athens Clarke County and University of Georgia Police Departments that he had been robbed while standing on the sidewalk at the intersection of Thomas Street and Mitchell Street. The victim reported that he encountered a group of five or six black males that asked him for a cigarette. As he began to walk away after the encounter, the victim was struck several times in the face and robbed of his cell phone. The victim was able to provide a description of three of the perpetrators. One suspect was described as a black male about 6` tall wearing a red hoodie and dark pants. The second suspect was described as a black male about 6` tall with jaw length dreads wearing a black shirt and dark pants. The third suspect was described as a chubby black male about 6` tall and 200-220 lbs. wearing a dark shirt and light blue jeans.

This incident is similar to other robberies recently reported to the Athens Clarke County Police Department in which individuals who are sitting or walking alone in secluded or dark areas are approached by a group of individuals who ask for a cigarette or engage the individual in other conversation and ultimately assault and rob the victim.

The following personal safety strategies are recommended for anyone, regardless of when and where they may travel in the area:

–         Always travel in groups when possible

–         Always be aware of your surroundings

–         Always travel in well-lit areas when possible

–         Never display cash or other valuables in public

–         If consuming alcohol, consume responsibly and moderately

–         Report suspicious activity or individuals to law enforcement immediately

If you have been the victim of a crime or have information about the incidents described here or any criminal incidents that may or may not have been reported to law enforcement, you are encouraged to contact the Athens-Clarke County or University of Georgia Police Department as soon as possible.