Timely Warnings and Process

Timely Warning Policy

Dallas College is required to provide on-going disclosures to the campus community under the Jeanne Clery Act. Timely warnings are issued in compliance with the Clery Act. This act requires that a timely warning be issued when one of the following offenses occurs on any Dallas College campus and there is reason to believe that there is a threat to students or employees. Timely Warning Notices will be distributed as soon as pertinent information is available, in a manner that withholds the names of victims as confidential and with the goal of aiding in the prevention of similar occurrences.

All Dallas College Police campuses will issue timely warning notices to notify members of the community about serious crimes against people that occur on campus, where it is determined that the incident may pose an ongoing threat to members of the DC community. These warnings will be distributed if the incident is reported either to DC police directly or to the college police indirectly through a campus security authority.

The Dallas College Police department issues/posts timely warnings for the following kinds of incidents:

  • Murder
  • Aggravated assault: Cases involving assaults among known parties will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis to determine if the individual is believed to be an ongoing threat to the larger community.
  • Robbery involving force or violence: Cases including pick pocketing and purse snatching will typically not result in the issuance of a Timely Warnings but will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.
  • Sexual assault: Incidents are considered on a case-by-case basis depending on the facts of the case, when and where the incident occurred, when it was reported and the amount of information known by the Dallas College Police Department.
  • Major incidents of arson
  • Other crimes as determined necessary by the Commander or Captain or his or her designee in his or her absence

The Dallas College Police Department will draft the timely warning notice containing the proposed crime alert and forward it to the Marketing and Creative Services Office. This office will review and revise the text as needed and then transmit the email containing the crime alert to the college as a blast email and we also post it to the college's website. Updates to the college community about any case resulting in a crime alert also may be distributed electronically via blast email or posted on the college's website.

At the same time the Dallas College Police Department forwards the email containing the proposed crime alert to Marketing and Creative Services, the police also will forward it to the College President, the Vice President for Business Services and necessary administrators, or his/her designees for their review and possible distribution to trustees, officers or staff as they deem necessary and appropriate.

Crime alerts also may be posted as notices in college buildings, when deemed necessary. When a crime alert is posted in college buildings, it shall be printed on colored paper and be posted in the lobby/entrance area of the affected building(s) for seven days. A list of the buildings where crime alerts may be posted is maintained by the Dallas College Police Department. Crime alerts are filed in the case jacket with the corresponding incident report. A copy of the Timely Warning also is kept in the Marketing and Creative Services Office. The Dallas College Police Department does not issue crime alerts for the above listed crimes if any the following cases occur.

  • The department apprehends the subject(s) and the threat of imminent danger for members of any Dallas College community have been mitigated by the apprehension.
  • If a report were not filed with Dallas College Police department or if Dallas College Police department were not notified of the crime in a manner that would allow the department to post a “timely" warning for the community. A general guideline will include a report that is filed more than five days after the date of the alleged incident, as this may not allow Dallas College Police department to post a “timely" warning to the community. This type of situation will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
  • Under the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), institutions are required to immediately notify the campus community upon confirmation of a significant emergency or dangerous situation occurring on the campus that involves an immediate threat to the health or safety of students or employees. Therefore, the Clery Act's scope includes the outbreak of a serious illness as a significant emergency.

Local Police Departments and Local Hospitals

Brookhaven Campus

3939 Valley View Ln., Farmers Branch, TX, 75244
972-860-4700
Police dispatch: 972-860-4290
Emergency: 911

Farmers Branch Police Department
3723 Valley View Ln., Farmers Branch, TX, 75244
972-484-3620

Dallas Medical Center, 7 Medical Pkwy., Dallas, TX, 75234 (open 24 hours)
972-247-1000, www.dallasmedcenter.com

Cedar Valley Campus

3030 N. Dallas Ave., Lancaster, TX, 75134
972-860-8286
Police dispatch: 972-860-4290
Emergency: 911

Lancaster Police Department
100 Craig Shaw Memorial Parkway, Lancaster, TX, 75134
972-218-2700

Dallas Police Department
1400 S. Lamar St., Dallas, TX, 75215
214-671-3001

Crescent Medical Center
2600 W. Pleasant Rd., Lancaster, TX, 75146 (open 24 hours)
972-230-8888, www.cmclancaster.com

Methodist Medical Center
1441 Beckley Ave., Dallas, TX, 75203 (open 24 hours)
214-947-8181, www.methodisthealthsystem.org

Eastfield Campus

3737 Motley Dr., Mesquite, TX, 75150
972-860-7002
Police dispatch: 972-860-4290
Emergency: 911

Mesquite Police Department
777 N. Galloway Ave., Mesquite, TX, 75149
972-285-6759

Dallas Regional Medical Center
1011 N. Galloway Ave., Mesquite, TX, 75149
214-320-7000, www.dallasregionalmedicalcenter.com

Mesquite Specialty Hospital
1024 N. Galloway Ave, Mesquite, TX, 75149
972-216-2300, www.msh.emesthealth.com

El Centro Campus

801 Main St., Dallas, TX, 75202
214-860-2000
Police dispatch: 972-860-4290
Emergency: 911

Dallas Police Department
1400 S. Lamar St., Dallas, TX, 75215
214-671-3001

Dallas Area Rapid Transit Police
1401 Pacific Ave., Dallas, TX, 75202
214-979-1111

Methodist Medical Center
1441 Beckley Ave., Dallas, TX, 75203 (open 24 hours)
214-947-8181, www.methodisthealthsystem.org

Parkland Hospital
5201 Harry Hines Blvd., Dallas, TX, 75235
214-590-8000, www.parklandhospital.com

Mountain View Campus

4849 W. Illinois Ave., Dallas, TX, 75211
214-860-8680
Police dispatch: 972-860-4290
Emergency: 911

Dallas Police Department
1400 S. Lamar St., Dallas, TX, 75215
214-671-3001

University General Hospital
2929 S. Hampton Rd., Dallas, TX
214-623-4400

Methodist Medical Center
1441 Beckley Ave., Dallas, TX, 75203 (open 24 hours)
214-947-8181, www.methodisthealthsystem.org

Charlton Methodist Medical Center
3500 W. Wheatland Rd., Dallas, TX
214-947-7777

North Lake Campus

5001 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving, TX, 75038
Police dispatch: 972-860-4290
Emergency: 911

Irving Police Department
305 N. O'Connor Rd., Irving, TX, 75061
973-273-2450

Baylor Scott and White Medical Center
1901 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving, TX 75061 (open 24 hours)
972-579-8100

Richland Campus

12800 Abrams Rd., Dallas, TX, 75243
972-238-6194
Police dispatch: 972-860-4290
Emergency: 911

Garland Police Department
1891 Forest Ln., Garland, TX, 75042
972-485-4840

Dallas Police Department Northeast Division
6969 McCallum Blvd. B, Dallas, TX, 75252
214-670-7253

Richardson Police Department
140 N. Greenville Ave., Richardson, TX, 75081
972-744-4800

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital
8200 Walnut Hill Ln., Dallas, TX, 75231 (open 24 hours)
214-345-6789, www.texashealth.org

Other Important Contacts and Resources

  • National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information, 800-729-6686
  • Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN), 800-656-4673
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline, 800-799-7233
  • Child Abuse Hotline, 800-482-5964
  • Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, 800-252-5400
  • Texas Poison Control Network, 800-222-1222
  • Alcoholics Anonymous or Al-Anon, Dallas Area Office, 214-887-6699
  • Al-Anon Information 214-363-0461.
  • Alcoholics A​nonymous