A Message From the Chief

As the Chief of Police of the Southern Crescent Technical College Police Department (SCTC PD), I am entrusted with leading the SCTC PD. Our mission is to provide a safe learning environment for students, faculty, staff, and guests at all SCTC locations. We achieve this mission by protecting life, liberty, and property, and by defending the constitutional rights of all people with compassion, fairness, integrity, and professionalism. All our police officers are certified by the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council (GA POST). They have the authority to conduct various police operations, including routine patrols, criminal investigations, monitoring of video surveillance systems, arresting individuals who violate the law, and implementing updated law enforcement strategies.

If you witness a crime, are a victim of a crime, feel that your safety or the safety of others is being threatened by someone’s behavior, witness any violation of the student code of conduct, or see someone acting suspiciously or who does not belong in your area, please reach out to the officer at your location using the following SCTC PD phone numbers:

Always remember, you can dial 911 if you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency.

We are committed to meeting the safety needs of our campus community and greatly value your input. Should you require any assistance from the SCTC Police Department, please don’t hesitate to reach out.


Chief of Police Lemuel (Lemy) Mercado