Campus Security

Campus security is provided on the main campuses (Ben Hill-Irwin, Coffee, Valdosta, and Cook) by the Wiregrass Georgia Technical College (WGTC) Police Department. A police officer is on-duty at various times when students are present. These officers are sworn law enforcement officers of the WGTC Police Department and augmented when necessary by local law enforcement.

Wiregrass Georgia Technical College reports all violations of federal and state laws to the Wiregrass Georgia Technical College Police Department for appropriate action. Officers are dispatched to investigate all reports. Law enforcement reports that are applicable to incidents on any of the campuses are on file in the main office on the Valdosta campus. Click here for a copy of the Parking Permit Application.

Reports and Statistics

Campus Safety Operational Plans

Emergency Operation Procedures Quick Reference Guide

Campus Parking

The Wiregrass Georgia Technical College has established parking and traffic policies in an attempt to provide as much freedom as possible while protecting the health and safety of all who attend and visit the campus. These regulations are strictly enforced.

Severe/Inclement Weather Policy and Procedures

Decisions regarding conditions affecting Wiregrass Georgia Technical College during severe/inclement weather will be made by the Executive Vice President, after consultation with the President. The Executive Vice President (or designee) will communicate the decision concerning closing of college facilities, opening late or closing early, to employees and students through several methods by 6 a.m. or as early in the day as possible.

Notifications will be posted on the WGTC website, social media pages, and notification will be sent to local media outlets, and the Technical College System of Georgia.  For a complete list of media outlets that will be notified click here.


Ben Hill-Irwin Campus
Mike Kelly
Chief of Police

Room 217
667 Perry House Road
Fitzgerald, GA  31750
(229) 468-2034
(229) 425-1651

Coffee County Campus
Clifford Thomas

706 West Baker Highway
Douglas, GA  31533
(229) 468-2255
(229) 560-3343

Cook County Workforce Development Center
Desi Tabor
Chris Morris (evening)
1676 North Elm Street
Sparks, GA  31647
(229) 549-7368 (day/evening)
(229) 219-3175 (day)
(229) 375-9346 (day)
(229) 560-1359 (evening)

Valdosta Campus
Desi Tabor

4089 Val Tech Road
Valdosta, GA  31602
(229) 219-3175
(229) 375-9346

Terry Arnold
(229) 356-1016