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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.


Mission Statement

The mission of the Dallas County Community College Police Department is to provide quality law enforcement services to the public and foster a relationship with the college community that will support the academic success of our students. 

About the DCCCD Police

Officers of the DCCCD Police Department are duly sworn peace officers under section 51.203 of the Texas Education Code.  The officers possess the same authority under the law as municipal officers.  DCCCD Police Officers can enforce MVC and DCCCD policies, rules, and regulations as well as State and Federal laws.  DCCCD Police Officers have authority to arrest violators, investigate criminal offenses, investigate traffic accidents, and provide services to the college community.  DCCCD Police Officers patrol the campus 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

DCCCD Police Officers are available by request to provide the following services, subject to manpower availability:  

  • Investigation of criminal activity on campus 
  • First Response to medical emergencies 
  • Accident/Injury immediate response 
  • Parking enforcement/citations 
  • Traffic enforcement/citations 
  • Personal escorts to vehicles *
  • Assistance with vehicle battery jump start requests * 
  • Lost & found services * 
  • Emergency messages (life or death situations only, please) *

* Denotes services that are subject to officer availability or which may be restricted by law.