NGU Office of Campus Safety & Security Authority Statement

North Greenville University Officers are trained and registered by a state approved instructor and licensed by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED). North Greenville University Security Officers, being licensed by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED), have the same powers and authority as Deputy Sheriffs(South Carolina State Law 40-18-80), including the authority to make arrests for misdemeanors and felonies (South Carolina State Law 40-18-110), and the authority to be armed (South Carolina State Law 40-18-100).


Our department training program has expanded and mirrors that provided to officers of local and state jurisdictions. The training program equips our officers to be more confident and professional in the execution of their duties.

Jurisdiction and Geography

Our jurisdiction is proprietary. The jurisdiction of Campus Safety and Security includes any properties owned, leased, or rented by North Greenville University, including the Tigerville Campus in Tigerville, South Carolina and The Tim Brashier Campus in Greer, South Carolina. Private roads and parking lots belonging to the university are also included in the jurisdiction of Campus Safety & Security.

Interagency Agreement and Cooperation

We enjoy a relationship with the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office that supports and affirms this department as the law enforcement agency of record for the university. We do not have a current MOU, but are working to establish a MOU. However, our officers train on a regular basis with the Sheriff’s tactical and special operations teams. The Sheriff’s Office also provides support services such as forensics, K9 and special investigatory assistance when needed. NGU Campus Safety & Security has always enjoyed a mutually respectful relationship and cooperation with GCSO and intends to continue such a relationship. NGU Campus Safety & Security also offers full cooperation to the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED), the Greer Police Department (GPD), the Travelers Rest Police Department, the South Carolina Highway Patrol (SCHP), and any other local, state or federal agencies that request assistance, information, or cooperation pursuant to an investigation.

Hours of Operation and Contacting Campus Safety & Security

North Greenville Campus Safety and Security operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year. Campus Safety & Security can be reached any time of the day or night by dialing extension 7777 with on campus phones by dialing, (864) 977-7777 from non-campus phones. The prompts will guide the caller to the correct person. In the event of an emergency, press 0. For non-emergency needs and questions press 1.

In fulfilling the primary role of providing an environment that is as safe as possible, Campus Safety & Security patrols the Campus, secures and unlocks buildings and rooms at appropriate times, provides safety escorts, and on campus medical transportation. Campus Safety & Security maintains a K9 unit and investigates all criminal activity that occurs on campus.


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