Demystifying Tech: Law Enforcement at Georgia Tech

Presenter Chief Robert Connolly of the Georgia Tech Police Department will discuss the unique aspects of law enforcement that happen at Georgia Tech. The Georgia Tech Police Department is a full-service campus law enforcement agency consisting of more than 100 full-time employees, sworn and civilian, dedicated to the safety and security of the campus. ​

  • Wednesday, September 23, 2020
  • 11 a.m. to noon
  • Exhibition Hall, Buckhead Room

Robert Connolly
Chief of Police, Georgia Tech Police Department

Chief Rob Connolly joined Georgia Tech in 2010 as Deputy Chief and was promoted to Chief in 2015, after serving as Acting and Interim Chief. He directs the operational activities of the Department, developed the rolling five-year strategic plan, and implemented an innovative leadership development program. He oversaw the successful CALEA certification process, guides the Department’s intelligence-led policing model, and developed an award-winning Social Media Center.  

Chief Connolly has over 20 years of law enforcement experience, including work at the Georgia World Congress Center, the City of Sandy Springs, the Georgia Emergency Management Agency, and MARTA. He has managed security for major events (including the NFL, MLS, and NCAA) and coordinated emergency management exercises throughout Georgia.

Chief Connolly earned his bachelor’s degree in public/social services at Kennesaw State University, a master’s degree in business administration at Columbus State University, and is a graduate of the Georgia Law Enforcement Command College. He is a certified police officer in New York and Georgia. 

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