The Vol State Campus Police Department has the overall responsibility for security and safety on the Volunteer State Community College campuses. The department consists of full-time and part-time patrol personnel which includes sworn and non-sworn officers. The department also employs a full-time office supervisor and full-time dispatcher. All full-time Vol State Campus Police Officers meet the standards of the Peace Officers Standards and Training Commission (POST), and have received at least 320 hours of formal training at a Tennessee Police Academy. Enforcement powers are obtained from the State of Tennessee as each campus police officer receives his or her commission in accordance with the provisions set forth by T.C.A. § Section 49-7-118 and Tennessee Board of Regents Policy 5:01:07:00.
At Vol State Main Campus in Gallatin, Campus Police officers are on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and are available to provide assistance. If you have an emergency, please call 3-911 from an on-campus telephone or (615) 230-3595.
Off campus site officers are available during campus operating hours. If you have an emergency, please call - Highland Crest Campus – extension 7041 from an on-campus telephone, or (615) 433-7041; and Livingston Campus – extension 5216 from an on-campus telephone, or (931) 462-5216.
All calls directly to 911 made from cell phones or landlines are answered by the Sumner County Sheriff’s Department dispatch unit if the call is made within the Sumner County area; by Overton County 911 Center, if called in the Overton County/Livingston area; and by Robertson County 911, if called in the Robertson County/Springfield area.