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GRU Public Safety receives certification

Georgia Regents University Department of Public Safety has received another state certification, which is good until 2017.

Only 15 percent of state law enforcement organizations have attained such certification.

“I am very proud of the folks in GRU Police for achieving this honor,” said Chief of Police Bill McBride. “It’s a lot of work and a team effort to achieve and hang on to this certification.”

The certification, which is the same certification earned by police and sheriff’s departments throughout the state, shows that the agency has codified its procedures and is following them.

“We’re putting our guidelines down in writing and we’re following them,” McBride said. “It’s 129 professional standards, but with sub standards it ends up being 400 separate things.”

GRU has 45 sworn officers.

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