Lawrencville off-duty police will assist UGA police during home football games. Courtesy UGPD

Lawrencville police will assist UGA police during home football games

The Lawrenceville City Council voted recently to allow off-duty Lawrenceville police officers to assist University of Georgia police working security at 2017 home football games in Athens.

The mutual aid agreement between the University of Georgia Police Department and Lawrenceville as the “Assisting Agency” outlines responsibilities and expectations of the law enforcement officers. Off-Duty LPD officers providing security will be paid $35 an hour and are required to report for duty two and a half hours prior to kick-off.

Sanford Stadium’s seating capacity requires all assisting agency personnel receive crowd manager training. A PowerPoint presentation prepared by UGPD will be distributed to Lawrenceville officers. The 15-minute training requires officers to successfully pass a test with 100 percent accuracy.

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