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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 non-campus 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.

If you call 911 from a campus landline phone, or 972-860-4290 from a cellphone, it will ring directly to DCCCD police dispatch. If, however, you call 911 from a cellphone, it will connect you to the local municipal police department in your area. City officers are not as familiar with college buildings as campus officers. If, for example, you call your campus police and say you need help in room L035, campus officers know exactly where you are. So, they generally are able to respond more quickly.

Be prepared for emergencies: program the campus police dispatch phone number, 972-860-4290, into your cellphone.

Police Department Offices

Useful Links

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