The Florida Gateway College Office of Public Safety is a force of security officers. Its primary function is to protect the people and property of Florida Gateway College. While the security office itself is open only during regular business hours, security officers are on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and can be reached by calling 386-754-4490 or 386-623-2398 or 1010 on any campus phone. To report a life-threatening emergency, please dial 911. From an on-campus phone dial (9) 911 to reach an outside line.

The Florida Gateway College Office of Public Safety is not a commissioned law enforcement agency, nor do personnel within the Office have arrest authority. Rather, the Office is designed to keep the likelihood of criminal activity to a minimum and to keep the campus community aware of any safety and security issues.  Public Safety officers have the authority to enforce all college policies and regulations and to ask persons for identification to determine whether individuals have lawful business at Florida Gateway College. Public Safety officers also have the authority to issue parking tickets that are billed to financial accounts of students, faculty and staff. Criminal incidents are referred to the local sheriff who has jurisdiction on campus. The Office of Public Safety maintains a highly professional working relationship with the Columbia County Sheriff Office as well as other local, state and federal agencies. Florida Gateway College’s Office of Public Safety does not have any Memoranda of Understandings with any agency. Public Safety staff members have as their goal a crime-free and comfortable setting on campus, and are available to assist the Florida Gateway community in a variety of safety and security-related areas, including CPR and first aid, safety escorts, crime prevention information, vehicle registration and parking permits, incident reporting, lost and found, battery jumper service, assistance with contacting a vehicle unlocking service and other areas of general assistance to the campus community.

Resources

Columbia County Sheriff

Emergency: 911
Non-Emergency: 719-2005

Another Way Inc. Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Center, Lake City

24 hour crisis line: 1-866-875-7983
24 hour shelter 386-719-2702

Victim Services & Rape Crisis Center

218 SE 24th Street Gainesville, FL 32641
Phone: 352-264-6760
Fax: 352-264-6774

Florida Domestic Violence Hotline

1-800-500-1119

Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse Hotline

(800) 355-8547 http://www.avdaonline.org

Lake City Medical Center

386-719-9000

Shands Lake Shore

386-292-8000

Ambulance

911

Other resources available to persons who report being the victim of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking, include:

 

Contact Us

Department of Public Safety
224 SE Foundation Place
Lake City, Florida 32025

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