ALBANY, GA (WALB) - With many emergency alert stations on campus, the Albany State University Police Department believes it has the right precautions in place for students to be comfortable.
Officials note that with or without a carriers license, it is illegal to carry a firearm on campus.
However for those who don't follow the rules, police chief John Fields says students that know what to do when they see anything suspicious is the key to their own safety.
"You may see something that's suspicious. By you calling the police department and have them to check it out, that may stop a shooting or something that may occur," said Albany State Police Chief John Fields. "So in essence it's everybody's responsibility for safety."
He also said students and faculty are well aware of the emergency number that will alerts ASU Police.