The Georgia Tech Police Department is governed by the laws of the United States and the State of Georgia, as well as the rules and regulations of the City of Atlanta, the University System of Georgia, and the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Our Office of Professional Standards has developed a series of Standard Operating Procedures to guide the conduct of our employees to reflect best practices, and they are updated as often as needed. Our policies are reviewed by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) as part of the process of maintaining our status as a CALEA-accredited Law Enforcement Agency. To date, we have more than 100 policies, ranging from the type of uniforms we wear to our guidance on use of force.

We are providing direct links to our 5 Year Strategic Plan and our most important policies, to increase the public trust that is essential to good community policing strategies and accountability.  

Please let us know if you have any questions.

GTPD 5 Year Strategic Plan

Standard Operating Procedures

Administrative Investigations


Assisting People with Mental Illness

Early Warning System

Evidence and Property


Intermediate Weapons

Motor Vehicle Pursuits

Operation of Emergency Vehicles

Search and Seizure

Sexual Assault Investigations

Unbiased Policing

Use of Force