Chief: Vernon Worthy
Office: Robert Hall, Southwest Annex
Phone: (404) 215-2666
Alt. phone: (404) 427-7396 (in case of power outage)
College and the Department of Campus Safety are committed
to providing a safe environment for all students, faculty,
staff and visitors.
Campus Safety monitors all vehicles coming onto campus through our two access points. In addition, our officers are deployed across four geographical zones and patrol the campus 24 hours a day — by foot as well as in police cars and motorized carts.
We also work with the Atlanta Police Department and other campus police departments to patrol the Atlanta University Center area. It's important to remember that while the area surrounding Morehouse is being revitalized, individuals should remain aware of their surroundings at all times.
Security and Technology
Morehouse has installed about 30 surveillance cameras throughout campus. Collectively, they cover about 70% of the open space on campus, with an emphasis on parking lots and pedestrian routes. The cameras are monitored 24 hours a day at Campus Safety headquarters.
We also employ solar-powered emergency call boxes, most of which are in view of a surveillance camera. Pushing the button on a call box immediately sends a message to the radio of every Campus Safety officer, giving him or her the location of the box. This system bypasses the need for an officer dispatch. Typical response time is three to five minutes.
Where to Report a Crime
For incidents occurring on Morehouse property, please call Campus Safety at (404) 215-2666. (We encourage you to program this number into your cell phone's address book.) For incidents occurring off-campus, please dial 911.