About the Emory Police Department

The Emory Police Department (EPD) provides law enforcement services to the Emory community on three campuses: Main, Midtown, and Oxford. EPD employs sworn and non-sworn personnel to fulfill the department's applicable missions, visions, and values:

  • The mission of the Emory Police Department—a division of the Emory Department of Public Safety and Emory Campus Services—is to provide professional police services in partnership with the community we serve.
  • The Emory Department of Public Safety mission: "It is the Mission of the Emory Department of Public Safety to provide professional Police, Fire Safety, and Emergency Medical Services in partnership with the community we serve."
  • The Emory Campus Services Mission, Vision, and Values.
  • The Emory University guiding principles and emerging priorities.

Oxford College Division

The Oxford College Division of the Emory Police Department, commanded by Captain Bob Walker, performs uniform patrol, parking enforcement, and other duties as well as providing security services to the Oxford College community. The officers working at Oxford College are fully trained and certified police officers. The police officers are certified according to state law, and meet the same standards as police officers working on the Atlanta campus.

The Oxford College Division serves as a support unit for the purpose of maintaining a safe environment for faculty, staff, and students as well as security for the Oxford College physical plant. Police officers are on campus 24 hours per day and can be reached by calling 404.727.6111 or 770.784.8377. The officers are trained to handle emergencies and serve as a contact with the local law enforcement agencies and medical personnel.

The Oxford College Division office is located at 402 West Moore Street, Oxford, GA 30054. If you have any questions please contact us at the numbers above or e-mail us at: oxcampuspolice@emory.edu.

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The Oxford College Division, commanded by Capt. Bob Walker, performs uniform patrol, parking enforcement, and other duties on the Oxford College campus.

Special Services Division

The Special Services Division, commanded by Captain Burt Buchtinec, includes the following units:

Criminal Investigations Unit

The Criminal Investigations Unit provides in-depth investigation of crimes and performs Homeland Security functions.

Crime Prevention & Community Relations Unit

Emory Police Crime Prevention is responsible for carrying out the mission of the Emory Police department in their efforts to anticipate, appraise and recognize crime risks.

The Crime Prevention Unit provides crime prevention education, provides fingerprinting services, provides victim assistance, coordinates physical security functions with the university lock shop, and coordinates community outreach programs (including PRIDE, child passenger safety, Coffee with a Cop, and teen driver safety programs). Crime Prevention officers coordinate inter-agency cooperation through Metro Tech and other organizations. The Crime Prevention Unit also coordinates the Ambassador Program, a team within the Crime Prevention Unit made up of student workers.

Communications Unit

The Communications Unit takes the initial calls for service for all divisions of the Department of Public Safety. Communications officers are also responsible for broadcasting emergency alerts to the Emory Community in collaboration with the administration, shift supervisors, and Emory News and Information.

Records Unit

The Records Unit maintains the records for the department and ensures that reports meet standards for quality.

Uniformed Services Division

The Uniformed Services Division, commanded by Deputy Chief B.R. Edge, is the largest and most visible division of the Emory Police Department. When you need the police, the uniformed officers are likely to be the first ones you will see.

The Units of the Division are the Main Campus Patrol, Emory University Hospital Midtown Campus Patrol, Records, and Physical Security Services

Please click here for more information about this Division.

Emory University Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Policy

Emory University is dedicated to providing equal opportunities and equal access to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran’s status. Emory University does not discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment on the basis of any factor stated above or prohibited under applicable law.  Students, faculty, and staff are assured of participation in University programs and in the use of facilities without such discrimination.  Emory University complies with Executive Order 11246, as amended, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veteran’s Readjustment Assistance Act, and applicable executive orders, state and federal regulations regarding non-discrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action. Emory University is committed to achieving a diverse workforce through application of its affirmative action, equal opportunity and non-discrimination policy in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training.  Inquiries regarding this policy should be directed to the Emory University Office of Equal Opportunity Programs, 201 Dowman Drive, Administration Bldg., Atlanta, GA  30322. Telephone 404/727-9867 (V) 404/712-2049 (TDD)