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Public Safety

This guide contains resources and databases relevant to public safety studies.

Public Safety Defined

Public Safety Defined

Public Safety refers to the welfare and protection of the general public. It is usually expressed as a governmental responsibility. Most states have departments for public safety. The primary goal of the department is the prevention and protection of the public from dangers affecting safety such as crimes or disasters.

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University Police

For emergencies, please call 706-507-8911.

For non-emergencies, please call 706-568-2022.


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Rave Guardian

Rave Guardian is a free mobile app that provides students, faculty, and staff with a direct connection to campus police so that everyone can easily communicate all their safety needs. Its easy-to-use features help you stay safe every day and enable us to provide better protection for you.

Columbus, GA Public Safety


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GIL-Find is CSU Library's Catalog

In addition to keyword searching, you may also search by subject. Selected subject headings in political science.

Dictionaries and Encyclopedias


​​​​​​​Dictionaries and Encyclopedias For Legal Terms and Definitions (All Public Access)

LII is a small not-for-profit group that believes everyone should be able to read and understand the laws that govern them, without cost. Based out of Cornell University, they carry out this vision by:

1. Publishing law online, for free.

2. Creating materials that help people understand the law.

3. Exploring new technologies that make it easier for people to find the law.