Police & Safety

Welcome Message from the Chief

Police Chief Lauretta Hill

On behalf of the women and men of the Dallas County Community College District Police Department, I would like to welcome you to our diverse, fun and vibrant campus community. We are here to serve the needs of our students, faculty and staff by providing a welcoming, accessible, safe and secure educational environment. 

Our goal is to build a community of trust through partnerships, transparency, fair and impartial policing. The members of the DCCCD police department are professionals who are dedicated to making a difference in the lives of individuals we serve. 

You play a key role in keeping our campus community safe. We encourage you to become involved by proactively identifying issues before they become problems and playing an active role in making the DCCCD a safe and successful community.

- Lauretta Hill
Chief of Police

To contact your campus police department in an emergency or to report a crime:

  • Call 911 from a campus phone
  • Call 972-860-4290 when using a cellphone or noncampus phone

Your call is handled through the centralized dispatch system for all colleges and locations of DCCCD. When contacting police, always identify yourself and the location (college, building, floor and room) that is of concern to you.

(Why call campus police instead of city police? Because the response will generally be faster.)

Hearing-Impaired? You Can Text Police 

Students and employees who are hearing-impaired can text their college or location police in the event of an emergency or to report a crime. Send the text to 972-860-4290. Police dispatch will answer you by text.

Safety and Security Information

The DCCCD Mobile App features a quick-dial feature for the campus police. Find out more.

Police Department Offices

  • Brookhaven College: Building B, Room B200
  • Cedar Valley College: Building F, Room F120
  • Eastfield College: Room N112
    • Eastfield College Pleasant Grove campus
  • El Centro College: Room A947
    • El Centro West Campus
  • Mountain View College: Room W135
  • North Lake College: Room C204
  • Richland College: Pecos Hall, P160
    • Garland Campus

Health, Wellness and Title IX

Visit the Health, Wellness and Title IX page to learn about the services DCCCD offers to meet the health and wellness needs of students, faculty and staff. You can also get information about your rights under Title IX and find out what to do if you feel you have been the victim of gender-based discrimination, harassment or sexual misconduct.

Federal Campus Sexual Assault Violence Elimination Act

In March 2013, a new Campus Sexual Assault Violence Elimination Act was passed that updates the Jeanne Clery Act to create transparency, accountability, education and collaboration. The act seeks to address the violence women face on campus.  Watch this presentation created by the DCCCDPD, to discover student and staff rights under the act as well as college responsibilities. 

Services We Provide

  • Patrols of all campus streets, walkways and interior areas 
  • Escorts 
  • Battery jumps (not from vehicle to vehicle, but battery packs) 
  • Response to injuries and medical emergencies 
  • Monitoring of alarms, CCTV systems, access points 
  • Security and traffic control at special events and activities 
  • Enforce campus regulations, state laws 
  • Processing and maintaining reports and records, and offering security survey/audit services to campus administrators.  
  • Crime prevention tips and training for the college community 
  • Investigate complaints 

Lost and Found

If you are missing an item, see your local campus police department from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. All items left more than 60 days will be disposed.

DCCCD Police Department at Brookhaven College

EMERGENCY CONTACT - Call 911 from any college phone, or 972-860-4290 to contact police dispatch.

Download the DCCCD App from the App Store and you will always have a way to quickly connect with the college police through the app.

Police officers of the DCCCD Police Department at Brookhaven College are duly sworn peace officers under section 51.203 of the Texas Educational Code. The officers of the department are armed and possess the same authority under the law as municipal officers. 

The DCCCD Police Department officers can issue city citations for Farmers Branch on college property in addition to college citations. Whether to issue a city or college citation is left up to the discretion of the police officers.

Police officers patrol the campus 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. They enforce the law, arrest violators, investigate and deter crime, investigate traffic accidents and provide a full range of services to the college community.

DCCCD police officers are available to provide escorts and assist with vehicle battery jump requests. Officers trained in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiac Care respond to medical emergencies. All department officers regularly attend courses and in-service training approved by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education to receive updates on current regulations and legislative changes.

Campus Police

  • Brookhaven College
  • Bldg. B, Room B200
  • 911 from a campus phone
  • 972-860-4290 from a cell phone or non-campus phone
  • 972-243-6908 (fax)
  • Your call is handled through the centralized dispatch system for all colleges and locations of DCCCD. When contacting police, always identify yourself and the location (college, building, floor, and room) that is of concern to you.