JASPER, Ga. -- Chattahoochee Technical College has moved one step closer to gaining its own police department.
Public safety officers from all eight of the school's campuses met in Jasper this week to be sworn in as official police department members.
CTC director of public safety Willis Wade said the training and expectations of the new police officers will be much higher.
"The safety and security of our students, faculty and staff are paramount," Wade said. "That will remain the case as we transition into a fully active police department."
As one of his final official duties as CTC president, Dr. Sanford Chandler administered the oath to the 16 officers who will join the department.
"We're very grateful for the support and assistance provided by Dr. Chandler and the executive staff of the college.