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Welcome from the Chief 


When you leave home to go to college, some issues will naturally heighten your anxiety. That is why I want to tell you about all the people and programs that go into creating Reinhardt’s community of safety. Reinhardt University is located in one of the safest areas in Georgia; however, no campus is free from crime be it urban, suburban, or rural. Therefore, all members of the University community should take reasonable safety precautions such as locking doors and removing valuables from vehicles. Our department is committed to working with all members of its community to keep our campus a safe and secure environment.

The Reinhardt Department of Public Safety (RDPS), a division of Student Affairs, has taken a  proactive role in progressive campus patrol on the Waleska campus. The Department is responsible for protecting life and property, conducting crime awareness and prevention programs, enforcing University rules and regulations, and maintaining a liaison with the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office. Our personnel patrol the campus, including the residential halls and sports complex, 24 hours a day, every day.

I am very fortunate to have a dedicated group of officers to serve with. As Chief, I am accountable to you in assuring that we accomplish the goal of meeting the security and safety needs of our community with integrity and professionalism.  I would greatly appreciate hearing from you and I welcome you to stop by our office and meet us.  We also welcome your written constructive criticism, suggestions, and appreciation.   Your comments will help give us the feedback we need to assure we are actively meeting the safety and security needs of our campus. 

Clicking on the link below is an easy way to provide this valuable feedback.  Give us a thumbs up if you felt an officer excelled in providing service or a thumbs down if you believe we can and should do a better job in a particular area.  The last icon is for sharing information you believe we should know regarding your suspicions or knowledge of criminal activity on campus.  You may remain anonymous in submitting this information and we will make every attempt to follow up on your tips.

Sherry N. Mader-Cornett
Director of Public Safety

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