About Us

Police control roomMercer University's Campus Police Department is a service department for the University. This service includes providing a safe, peaceful environment through the protection of life and property in order to maintain a quality of life in which members of the Mercer Community can work, teach, and learn. Its professionally trained staff is readily available to serve you 24 hours a day 365 days a year. This service is accomplished in accordance with established Federal and State Laws, University Policies and Procedures, and a commitment to the principles of Equal Access/Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action.

Our professionally trained staff is readily available to serve you 24 hours a day 365 days a year. 

From a Macon Campus Phone

  • Dispatcher — HELP (4357)
  • Emergency Line — 2911

From an Off Campus Phone in Macon

  • Dispatcher — (478) 301-4357
  • Emergency Line — (478) 301-2911

From  an Atlanta Campus Phone

  • Dispatcher — 6358
  • Emergency Line — 6911

From an off Campus Phone in Atlanta

  • Dispatcher — (678) 547-6358
  • Emergency Line — (678) 547-6358

In addition, emergency phones are located throughout the campus that dial Mercer Police automatically.

Our Authority

Mercer Police Department is a certified police agency as defined under the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Act. Its' powers are outlined in Section {20-8-1} Law Enforcement Powers of Campus Policemen of the Official Georgia Code Annotated. Those duties listed in Section {20-8-1} include the enforcement of the laws of this state; the preservation of public order; the protection of life and property; the prevention, detention, or investigation of a crime; or any combination thereof.

Our Personnel

The Mercer Police Department serves all the Macon and Atlanta Campuses of Mercer University. Mercer Police is divided into two departments, the Administrative staff works out of the Macon office with 22 members and the Atlanta campus has 11 members.