News and Events
December 02, 2011
Darton College Ranked
Third in Georgia in Campus Safety
Darton College has been ranked third in Georgia in campus safety by the Web site StateUniversity.com.
StateUniversity.com analyzed crime statistics for 450 colleges and universities and assigned a safety rating to each school. Safety ratings are determined based on the number of occurrences of aggravated assault, robbery, burglary, theft/larceny, motor vehicle theft, forcible rape, and murder on campus, and then are weighed based on the probability of each incident happening to each student since naturally larger campuses would be expected to have a higher number of total incidents.
“Clear and effective communication between law enforcement and the campus community has been essential in assisting this department in providing a safe and secure environment,” said Darton Police Chief James Brackin. “The Darton Police Department is dedicated to creating and promoting a safe, secure, and peaceful environment by applying policies and laws, delivering emergency services, performing requests for assistance, and providing ongoing education on personal safety.
“Although we are still a young department, we are very fortunate to have a group of dedicated, experienced, law enforcement professionals serving Darton. We’ve established a very good department in three years and will continue to strive to be the best campus police department in the state.”
The campus safety rankings for Georgia are available at http://www.stateuniversity.com/rank_by_state/safety_score_rank/GA.html.