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 HillChief of Police
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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.)
Students and employees who are hearing-impaired or prefer to text, can text their college or location police in the event of an emergency or to report a crime.
Text DCCCD to 67283, and DCCCD Police dispatch will answer you by text.
The DCCCD Mobile App features a quick-dial feature for the campus police. Find out more.
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.
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.
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.
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.