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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
The mission of the Dallas County Community College District Police Department (DCCCDPD) 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 and to enhance the quality of life on campus. DCCCD PD is committed in providing a welcoming, accessible, safe, and secure educational environment for students, faculty, and staff through strong community partnership, transparency, fair and impartial policing.
Police officers of Dallas County Community College District Police Department (DCCCDPD) 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 or county citations on all campuses or college property. Officers may issue a college citations in lieu of a city or county citation. Police officers have the discretion of which citation is issued to a violator.
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.
Security Gates Gates installed at the two entrances to Brookhaven College stop all vehicular traffic between 11:30 p.m. and 6 a.m. Both the entrance and exit lanes, located at 3939 Valley View Lane and at the intersection of Alpha and McEwen roads, are blocked to help increase security during late evening/early morning hours.
Safety Commitment The DCCCD Police Department at Brookhaven is committed to providing a safe and secure educational environment for more than 16,000 credit and noncredit students enrolled each semester as well as employees and college visitors. The College Police Department has 16 officers. The department is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Patrol of the campus is performed by foot, automobile and bicycle units. Various policies, described below, are established for the safety of everyone on the Brookhaven College campus.
BuildingsBrookhaven College has an “open” campus policy during the hours of operation. Generally, the campus is open from 6 a.m. until 10:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Friday and Saturday the campus is open from 6 a.m., until such time that classes in individual buildings have concluded for the day. Sundays, Building A is only open if a class is in session. Electronic locks installed on all exterior doors enable the College Police to secure all exterior doors in the event of a lock-down situation.
GroundsThe campus facilities such as soccer fields and baseball and softball diamonds are for reserved-use-only. You may contact the Athletics Department at 972-860-4120 for information. We ask the use of the trail be limited to daylight hours since the jogging trail does not have lights. Tennis court and putting green access is limited due to classes having priority access. Access to the campus is limited between 11 p.m. and 5:30 a.m. to authorized personnel only. If you have questions as to access to special areas of the campus contact the Police Communications Center at 972-860-4290 or dial 9-1-1 from campus phones.
*Soliciting on campus or posting of handbills on vehicles is prohibited. Please report any violation to the college police as soon as possible.
College hours of operation may vary. Main and Pleasant Grove campus are open from 6 a.m. until 11 p.m., Monday through Friday. Saturday, the campus is open from 6 a.m. until such time as classes in individual buildings have ended for the day. Sunday, both are closed. During periods when the college is closed (at night-time) only faculty and staff, and contractors are allowed to enter the college, after informing EFCPD of the location where the person(s) can be located in case of an emergency. In the case of extended campus closings, EFCPD will only allow persons with prior written approval to enter the campus. Campus facilities such as soccer fields and baseball diamonds are for reserved use only. You may contact the office of VP of Business Services at 972-860-7603 for information. Tennis courts and putting green access is limited to those classes having priority access.
Security Gates Gates installed at all three entrances to the Mountain View College campus to stop all vehicular traffic between 11:30 p.m. and 5:30 a.m. The entrance and exit lanes located at 4849 W. Illinois Avenue, 1400 block of Knoxville Street and 1600 block of Duncanville Road are blocked to help increase security during late evening/early morning hours.
Building AccessAll buildings, classrooms and labs are secured by an electronic access control system, which is used during campus emergencies. The electronic access control system is programmed to unlock and lock all the buildings, classrooms and labs. Employees are issued ID badges that allow them access to the facilities and rooms limited to the areas of their work. Electronic locks on all exterior doors enable Facilities to secure all exterior doors in the event of a lock-down situation.
Safety Commitment The DCCCD Police Department at Mountain View College is committed to providing a safe and secure educational environment for more than 10,000 credit and noncredit students enrolled each semester as well as employees and college visitors. The College Police Department has 14 officers. The department is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Patrol of the campus is performed by foot, automobile and bicycle units. Various policies, described below, are established for the safety of everyone on the Mountain view College campus.
BuildingsMountain view College has an “open” campus policy during the hours of operation. Generally, the campus is open from 6 a.m. until 11:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. On Saturday, the campus is open from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. or until such time that any special event on campus has concluded. The Mountain View College campus is closed on Sundays. Electronic locks installed on all exterior doors enable the Facilities to secure all exterior doors in the event of a lock-down situation. All campus buildings are smoke free. There are four designated smoking areas around campus: 1. outside the H/W Building entrance; 2. outside the North W Building entrance; 3. in the back area of B Building between the B and E Buildings; 4. outside the North end of the E Building near the creek. All locations have “Smoking Area” signs posted near blue picnic tables.
GroundsThe campus facilities such as soccer fields, baseball and softball diamonds are for reserve use only. Tennis court access is limited. You may contact the Athletics Department at 214-860-8791 for more information. The use of the jogging trail is limited to daylight hours since the area does not have lights. Access to the campus is limited between 11 p.m. and 5:30 a.m. to authorized personnel only. If you have questions contact the Police Communications Center at 972-860-4290.
*Soliciting on campus or posting of handbills on vehicles is prohibited. Please report any violation to the college police as soon as possible.
BuildingsAccess to campus buildings and grounds is a privilege extended to students, faculty, staff, and authorized guests. The College encourages an open environment, with limited constraints, to ensure the reasonable protection of all members of the community. Hours of operation may vary. Generally, the campus is open from 6 a.m. until 11 p.m., Monday through Friday. On Saturday, the campus is open from 6 a.m. until such time as classes in individual buildings have ended for the day. The NLC Central campus is closed on Sunday. The West campus is open from 6 a.m. until 10 p.m., Monday through Friday and closed on Saturdays and Sundays. The North and South campuses are open from 6:45 a.m. until 10 p.m., Monday through Thursday and 6:45 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Fridays and closed on Saturdays and Sundays. During periods when the College is closed (at nighttime, Sundays, or holidays), only faculty, staff, and contractors are allowed to enter the College; after informing College police of the location where the person(s) can be located in the event of an emergency. In the case of extended campus closures, the College Police will only allow persons with prior written approval to enter campus locations.
Safety Commitment The DCCCD Police Department at North Lake College consists of several service areas. All NLC police officers are Texas-certified peace officers, licensed through the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE). The police department consists of over 20 sworn officers, including the Commander, and all officers possess general powers of arrest. Specialized training to enable a better understanding of the nature of policing at a public college is mandatory for all officers. Our patrol section consists of automobile, bicycle, T3, and foot patrol units. Patrol units respond to all calls for police service and the units are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
GroundsCampus facilities such as soccer fields and baseball diamonds are for “reserved use” only. You may contact the Athletic Department at 972-273-3518 for information. Tennis court and putting green access is limited to those classes having priority access. Access to the campus is limited between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. to authorized personnel only. If you have questions as to access to special areas of the campus contact the Police Communications Center at 972-860-4290 or dial 9-1-1 from campus phones.
*Soliciting on campus or posting advertisements or fliers on vehicles is prohibited. Please report violations to College police as soon as possible.
Crimes should be reported to DCCCD Campus Police:
Call 972-860-4290 when using a cellphone or non-campus phone
The DCCCD Police Department is the primary police authority for the colleges of the Dallas County Community College District. Our Police Officers are certified Texas Peace Officers as defined in article 2.12 of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure.
Pursuant to Section 51.203 of the Texas Education Code, the primary jurisdiction of DCCCD Police Officers includes all counties in which property is owned, leased, rented, or otherwise under the control of the Dallas County Community College District. As peace officers, the Department’s police officers have the same authority to detain and arrest as municipal police officers.
The DCCCD Police Department is linked by computer to city, state and federal criminal justice agencies, which provides access to criminal records, wanted persons, stolen property, and vehicle information. All crimes reported to the DCCCD Police Department are thoroughly investigated and are referred for prosecution through the District Attorney’s Office when appropriate. Criminal matters involving our students may also be referred to the appropriate administration for disciplinary action.
Dispatchers are available at these respective telephone numbers 24 hours a day to answer calls. In response, to a call, DCCCD Police Officers will take the required action, either dispatching an officer or asking the victim to report to DCCCD Police Department to file an incident report. All reported crimes will be investigated by the Campus and may become a matter of public record. All DCCCD Police Department incident reports are forwarded to the Dean of Students for review and referral to the Office of Student Judicial Services for potential action, as appropriate. Additional information obtained via the investigation will also be forwarded to the Office of Student Judicial Services. If assistance is required from the LOCAL Police Department or the LOCAL Fire Department, DCCCD Police Department will contact the appropriate unit. If a sexual assault or rape should occur, staff on the scene, including DCCCD Police Officers, will offer the victim a wide variety of services.
The DCCCD Police Department maintains excellent working relationships with all area law enforcement agencies including the Dallas Police Department, the Irving Police Department, Mesquite Police Department, Farmer’s Branch Police Department, Lancaster Police Department, Garland Police Department, DART Rail Station Police Department, and the Texas Department of Public Safety. These working relationships are maintained through periodic communication among agency administrators and by frequent contact between line officers and investigators cooperating on specific cases.
The Clery Act is the landmark federal law, originally known as the Campus Security Act. The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security and Campus Crime Statistics Act require that colleges and universities publicize campus crime statistics and reports of serious crime incidents. An annual report must be published every year by October 1, containing three years of campus crime statistics and certain campus security policy statements. These publicized statistics are meant to warn students, employees and applicants of the prevalence of campus crime.
Students and employees must be given crime reports that include statistics on murder and non-negligent manslaughter, negligent manslaughter, sex offenses (rape, fondling, incest and statutory rape) robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, motor vehicle theft, arson domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and hate crimes. The Annual Security Report must also describe how to report crimes and emergencies on the campuses, as well as the method used to collect data. The purpose of the Act is to educate the campus community about safety and security.
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Dallas County Community College District 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 DCCCD 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 DCCCD Police Commanders or designee will develop timely warning notices to notify members of the community about serious crimes against people that occur on their campus, where it is determined that the incident may pose an ongoing threat to members of the DCCCD College community. These warnings will be distributed if the incident is reported either to DCCCD Campus Police directly or to the college police indirectly through a campus security authority.
The DCCCD Police Department issues/posts Timely Warnings for the following kinds of incidents:
The DCCCD 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. Updates to the college community about any particular 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 DCCCD 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 DCCCD 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 DCCCD 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 DCCCD College community have been mitigated by the apprehension. If a report was not filed with DCCCD Police Department or if DCCCD 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 DCCCD Police Department to post a “timely” warning to the community. This type of situation will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
Posted on the college site (https://www.dcccd.edu) providing the College community with more immediate notification. Anyone with information warranting a timely warning should report the circumstances to the DCCCCD Police office, by phone at 972-860-4290 or in person.
3939 Valley View Ln, Farmers Branch, TX 75244
Cedar Valley College
3030 N. Dallas Ave., Lancaster, TX 75134
3737 Motely Dr., Mesquite, TX 75150
801 Main St., Dallas, TX 75202
Mountain View College
4849 W. Illinois Ave., Dallas, TX 75211
North Lake College
5001 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving, TX 75038
12800 Abrams Rd., Dallas, TX 75243
Farmer's Branch Police Department
3723 Valley View Ln., Farmers Branch, TX
Lancaster Police Department
1650 N. Dallas Ave., Lancaster, TX 75134
Mesquite Police Department
777 N. Galloway Ave., Mesquite, TX 75149
Dallas Police Department
1400 S. Lamar St., Dallas, TX 75215
Dallas Police Department Dallas Southwest Station
4230 W. Illinois Ave., Dallas, TX
Irving Police Department
305 N. O'Connor Rd., Irving, TX 75061
Garland Police Department
1891 Forest Ln., Garland, TX 75042
Dallas Medical Center
7 Medical Pkwy., Dallas, TX 75234
Dallas Regional Medical Center
Dallas Area Rapid Transit Police
1401 Pacific Ave., Dallas, TX 75202
University General Hospital
2929 S. Hampton Rd., Dallas, TX
Baylor Medical Center
2727 E. Lemmon Ave., Irving, TX
Dallas PD (Northeast Division)
6969 McCallum Blvd. B, Dallas, TX 75252
Crescent Medical Center
2600 W. Pleasant Rd., Lancaster TX
Mesquite Specialty Hospital
Methodist Medical Center
1441 Beckley Ave., Dallas, TX
140 N. Greenville Ave., Richardson, TX 75081
5200 Harry Hines Blvd., Dallas, TX 75235
Charlton Methodist Medical Center
3500 W. Wheatland Rd., Dallas, TX
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas
Open 24 hours
DCCCD Police department will immediately notify the campus community upon the confirmation of a significant emergency or dangerous situation involving an immediate threat to the health or safety of students or employees occurring on the campus. Emergency/Immediate notification is triggered by an event that is currently occurring on or imminently threatening the campus. Emergency/Immediate notification is in response to a significant emergency or dangerous situation involving an immediate threat to the health or safety of students or employees occurring on the campus.
Emergency Notification messages will be issued to students and employees upon the confirmation of a significant emergency, dangerous situation, incident or crime impacting the DCCCD College Community and/or the surrounding area.
Each DCCCD Police Department will determine:
DCCCD Police Department maintains an Emergency Response Plan that outlines responsibilities of campus units during emergencies. This plan outlines incident priorities, campus organization and specific responsibilities of particular units or positions.
DCCCD PD units are responsible for developing emergency response and continuity of operations plans for their areas and staff. Campus emergency management provides resources and guidance for the development of these plans.
Evacuations are signaled by a high-pitched continuous buzzer (sound) followed by automated verbal commands. Evacuations could be necessary in case of fire or bomb threat.
Incident Commander (IC): The one person in charge during an emergency. The Incident Commander will be the most qualified content expert present for the incident.
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT): District employees who have volunteered and received emergency management training. CERT members convey instructions from the IC and operate under the authority of the location’s chief executive officer.
Intruder Lockdown: Immediate threat at location. Person(s) at location intent on causing harm to others. If not at location, stay clear.
Police Activity Lockdown: Potential threat near the location (example: robbery suspect being chased by police in area). If not at location, stay clear.
Severe Weather Warning: Immediate threat of severe weather that requires taking immediate cover (example: tornado spotted in location’s area).
Shelter-in-Place: Immediate threat of a “noncriminal” nature (examples: hazardous spill outside; gas leak in area; chemical, biological and radiological).
Emergency Evacuation: Incident requiring evacuation of the building (example: confirmed or suspected bomb in the building).
Campus Closing: Location closing due to weather, power outage, water main break, etc.
Inclement Weather: District and campuses closing due to weather.
All Clear: This message is sent when the emergency condition is over. Threat or condition no longer exits.
In case of fire at a college or service location of DCCCD:
Remember R.A.C.E. if you discover a fire:
If you receive a bomb threat by telephone:
If you receive a bomb threat through another method:
In all the above incidents, call 911 on a college or district service location phone. If a college/district phone is not available, use any available phone and dial District Central Dispatch at 972-860-4290.
Intruder Lockdowns and Violent Criminal Behavior
Dial 911 on a college or district phone. If a college/district phone is not available, use any available phone and dial District Central Dispatch at 972-860-4290.
All intervention in criminal activity is the responsibility and duty of district police officers and local law enforcement.
No uniform policy can make determinations for all circumstances that may arise. Evacuating may be the best decision in one set of circumstances, while getting behind a locked and/or barricaded door may be more effective in another set of circumstances.
During an Intruder Lockdown incident, the wait could be very long. Police will have to go room by room to ensure that there are no further threats to public safety.
Options if you are caught out in the open:
Notify immediately: others in the area, avoid drawing attention from perpetrators! Secure the area: close, barricade and lock doors if possible Secure Yourself:
CALL: If you perceive a threat or emergency situation: Dial 911 from a campus phone or call 972-860-4290 from a cell phone, send text messages if possible – do not use voice.
For college and district service locations without the ability to lock outside doors quickly, the following steps will be taken during a Police Activity Lockdown:
For college and district service locations with the ability to lock outside doors quickly, the following steps will be taken during a Police Activity Lockdown:
If you see someone with a weapon on campus or at a service location, or you are told someone has a weapon:Dial 911 on a college or district phone. If a college/district phone is not available, use any available phone, dial District Central Dispatch at 972-860-4290 and give the dispatcher the following information:
Evacuate the area and advise others to do the same. Under no circumstance should you approach the person and inquire about the weapon.
Threats of terror make it impossible to have a planned response. General guidelines in all such situations follow:
If you perceive individual behavior that appears threatening or that may escalate to violence, contact:
Call 911 on a college or district service location phone.
If a college/district phone is not available, use any available phone, dial District Central Dispatch at 972-860-4290 and:
Note: The district is not liable for accidents or injuries involving transporting a person in a privately owned vehicle.
Safety hazards including but not limited to the following should be reported to the location’s Facilities Office:
Any injury or exposure to a hazardous substance or body fluids should be reported to the Health Center and the Human Resources Office if the person involved is a district employee.
In the event of a power outage, emergency lighting will automatically be activated.
Have one person in your area contact the college or service location Facilities Office. Wait for further instructions from Facilities.
There are two types of severe weather alerts:
Watch: A watch is a public notification that weather conditions exist that could lead to a warning.
Warning: A warning is an alert by the National Weather Service confirming an actual event that is occurring, giving time, location, speed and direction of movement.If severe weather is imminent:
Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) Weather Warnings Sent to Your Smart Phone:
Students and employees who own the newer smart phones are set up to receive WEA messages (unless the person has changed the phone’s settings). These messages include severe and/or extreme weather alerts. Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) are emergency messages sent by government authorities through your mobile carrier. The weather warnings come from the National Weather Service (NWS).
If you receive a weather message telling you to “take shelter,” then do so and inform those near you. Be aware that District Central Dispatch, police officers and emergency management personnel receive warnings from the NWS roughly the same time as you receive the WEA messages. It will take a short period of time for the district to re-broadcast the message in its notification systems.
The district’s notification systems also may be affected by power outages or system failures, so always follow the instructions from a reliable source such as WEA.
In the event there is a question as to whether we will be closed due to inclement weather, the following options are available:
Do not attempt to remove and/or clean up a hazardous spill.
Hazardous materials can include but are not limited to:
Call the campus or location’s Facilities Office.
Hazardous Spills outside the Building
Follow instructions from authorities and/or College Emergency Response Team (CERT) members as to whether to evacuate or shelter-in-place. If you are instructed to remain in the building, proceed to one of the marked, designated Tornado Safer Zone areas.
Chemical, Biological, or Radiological Incident
In the case of a chemical, biological or radiological incident, follow the instruction of police officers, first responders and/or CERT members. In most cases, staying inside a building is your best protection unless instructed to do otherwise by authorities.
DCCCD Police Department will immediately notify the campus community upon the confirmation the incident is a significant emergency or dangerous situation involving an immediate threat to the health or safety of students or staff occurring on the campus. As per the requirements of the law, Campus Police and the Marketing and Creative Services Office will, without delay, and taking into account the safety of the community, determine the content of the notification and initiate the notification system, unless issuing a notification will, in the judgment of the first responders (including, but not limited to: campus police, local police departments) compromise the efforts to assist a victim or to contain, respond to, or otherwise mitigate emergency.
The various systems the institution has in place for communicating information quickly to the college community include the following.
The Marketing and Creative Services Office will post updates during a critical incident on the DCCCD and/or college website at https://www.dcccd.edu.
Scheduled and non-scheduled drills are planned by the Emergency Operations Coordinator for the spring and fall semesters for the college. Evacuation routes are posted in various spots in each building.
Once the list of drill dates are approved, the dates are posted online and in the Student Life calendar to ensure students and employees are aware when scheduled drills are taking place.
Notifications that drill dates are approaching are sent by college email blast, Twitter, Facebook, digital signage and marquee and are listed on the college’s events calendar online. Immediately prior to the drill beginning, emails are sent to all college employees along with PA phone announcements to alert people on the college campus. The marquee light board will post the message when the drill starts and is over. Once the drill is over the ICS staff will follow up in a meeting to discuss the results of the drill. A drill assessment form is filled out and saved as proof of documentation.
In conjunction with other emergency agencies, the Campus conducts emergency response drills and exercises each year, such as table top exercises, field exercises, and tests of the emergency notification systems on campus. These tests, which may be announced or unannounced, are designed to assess and evaluate the emergency plans and capabilities of the institution. Each test is documented and includes a description of the exercise, the date and time of the exercise, and whether it was announced or unannounced.
The Campus publicizes a summary of the emergency response and evacuation procedures via email at least once each year in conjunction with a test (exercise and drill) that meets all of the requirements of the Higher Education Opportunity Act.
DCCCD campuses do not have residence halls and therefore is not required to do annual fire drills. We do, however, conduct building evacuation drills. The purpose of evacuation drills is to prepare building occupants for an organized evacuation in case a fire or other emergency. At DCCCD evacuation drills are used as a way to educate and train occupants on fire safety issues specific to their building. During, the drill, occupants “practice” drill procedures and familiarize themselves with the location of exits and the sound of the fire alarm.
At the sound of a fire alarm or if you are instructed to evacuate, leave your work area immediately and proceed to the nearest exit, and leave the building. If you are the first to recognize a fire station, activate the alarm, evacuate to a safe location using the nearest exit, and notify dispatch (972-860-4290) or dial 911.
If an incident occurs and the buildings or areas around you become unstable, or if the air outdoors becomes dangerous due to toxic or irritating substances, it is usually safer to stay indoors, because leaving the area may expose you to that danger. “Shelter in Place” means to make a shelter of the building that you are in, and with a few adjustments this location can be made even safer and more comfortable until it is safe to go outside. Once the Police or fire department personnel is on scene, follow their directions.
A shelter in place notification may come from several sources, dispatch, Campus employees, local PD, or other authorities utilizing the campus emergency communications tools.
No matter where you are, the basic steps of shelter in place will generally remain the same. Follow these steps, unless instructed otherwise by local emergency personnel:
Consistent with the Clery Act requirements, DCCCD Police Departments maintain a Daily Crime Log that records, listed by the date the incident was reported, all crimes and other serious incidents that occur:
The Daily Crime Log is available for public inspection at every DCCCD Police department, or on the college website. The Daily Crime Log includes the nature, date, time, and general location of each crime reported to the department, as well as its disposition (if this information is known at the time.) The department posts incidents in the Daily Crime Log within two business days of receiving a report of an incident, in accordance with the Act.
Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Crime Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (20 USC 1092) (“Clery Act”), each Campus must identify the geographic territories in or on which the occurrence of Clery Act crimes will trigger responsibilities under the Clery Act. These include:
On Campus Property (OC) - Any building or property owned or controlled by a school within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area and used by the school in direct support of or in a manner related to its educational purposes and, property within the same reasonably contiguous area that is owned by the school but controlled by another person, frequently used by students, and supports the school’s purposes (such as a food or other retail vendor).
Public Property (PP) - All public property including: thoroughfares, streets, sidewalks, and parking facilities within the same campus or immediately adjacent to and easily accessible from the campus. This would not include, for example, highways that are adjacent to the campus, but that are separated from the campus by a fence or other man-made barrier. A school may use a map to visually illustrate the areas included in the definition of its campus.
Non-Campus Building or Property (NCP) – Any building or property owned or controlled by the school, that is not within the same reasonable contiguous area, is used in direct support of or in relation to the school’s educational purpose and is frequently used by the students.
Campus Security Authorities (CSA’s) are individuals identified by their role with each campus who have federally mandated responsibilities to report crimes that they witness or that are reported to them. The intent of including non-law enforcement personnel in the role of a CSA is to acknowledge that some campus community members may be hesitant about reporting crime to police, but may be more inclined to report incidents to other campus affiliated individuals. CSA’s are officials with significant responsibility for student and campus activities:
CSA authorities are NOT a faculty member who does not have responsibility for a student or campus activity beyond the classroom:
If campus security authorities observe any crime listed below, or if any person reveals to a CSA, in good faith, that he/she learned of or was the victim of, perpetrator of, or witness to any crime listed below, the campus security authority must immediately notify the DCCCD Police Department. Clery Act crimes reported to any local municipal police will be included as long as the municipal police agency notifies the DCCCD Police Department and the reported crime occurred in an area for which the institution is responsible.
Crimes that should be reported are:
The taking or attempting to take anything of value from the care, custody, or control of a person or persons by force or threat of force or violence and/or by putting the victim in fear.
An unlawful attack by one person upon another for the purpose of inflicting severe or aggravated bodily injury. This type of assault usually is accompanied by the use of a weapon or by a means likely to produce death or great bodily harm. (It is not necessary that injury result from an aggravated assault when a gun, knife, or other weapon is used that could and probably would result in serious personal injury if the crime were successfully completed.)
The unlawful entry of a structure to commit a felony or a theft. For reporting purposes, this definition includes: unlawful entry with intent to commit a larceny or a felony, breaking and entering with intent to commit a larceny, housebreaking, safecracking, and all attempts to commit any of the aforementioned acts.
The theft or attempted theft of a motor vehicle. (Motor vehicle theft is classified as any case where an automobile is taken by a person not having lawful access, even if the vehicle is later abandoned, including joy riding.)
Any willful or malicious burning or attempt to burn, with or without intent to defraud, a dwelling house, public building, motor vehicle or aircraft, personal property of another, etc.
Liquor law violations. The violation of laws or ordinances prohibiting: the manufacture, sale, transporting, furnishing, possessing of intoxicating liquor; maintaining unlawful drinking places; bootlegging; operating a still; furnishing liquor to a minor or intemperate person; using a vehicle for illegal transportation of liquor; drinking on a train or public conveyance; and all attempts to commit any of the aforementioned activities. (Drunkenness and driving under the influence are not included in this definition.)
Drug abuse violations. Violations of state and local laws relating to the unlawful possession, sale, use, growing, manufacturing, and making of narcotic drugs. The relevant substances include: opium or cocaine and their derivatives (morphine, heroin, codeine); marijuana; synthetic narcotics (Demerol, methadone); and dangerous non-narcotic drugs (barbiturates, Benzedrine).
Weapons law violations. The violation of laws or ordinances dealing with weapon offenses, regulatory in nature, such as: the manufacture, sale, or possession of deadly weapons; the carrying of deadly weapons, concealed or openly.
Any criminal offense, suspected criminal activity, or other emergency on campus should be reported directly to the DCCCD Police Department by telephone, in person, or by dialing (972) 860-4290 from any campus phone or by using one of the emergency telephones located throughout our campuses. Campus elevators are also equipped with emergency phones. Upon receipt of the call, the Emergency Services Division personnel can supply information or dispatch officers as necessary.
DCCCD campuses witness a crime or emergency, promptly report it to the DCCCD Police Department and be prepared to answer questions as accurately as you can. The subsequent investigation can only be as thorough as the information received. If you are the victim of a crime or you have seen or received information of criminal activity or other emergency, please contact the DCCCD Police Department immediately. Police personnel in vehicles, on foot or on bicycles are eager to be of assistance and may be contacted directly. The DCCCD Police Department will respond as quickly and safely as possible to any request for assistance, whether it is an emergency or not. Response time is based on current activity and severity of the call.
Crimes in progress, alarms, traffic accidents with injuries and medical assists have a higher priority than other types of calls. We cannot overemphasize the importance of prompt and accurate crime reports, no matter when it occurs. If a crime is not promptly reported, evidence can be destroyed or the potential to apprehend the suspect is lost. Without accurate reports, leads could be missed and the investigation headed in the wrong direction. If you witness a crime or emergency, promptly report it to the DCCCD Police Department and be prepared to answer questions as accurately as you can. The subsequent investigation can only be as thorough as the information received. If you are the victim of a crime or you have seen or received information of criminal activity or other emergency, please contact the DCCCD Police Department immediately.
DCCCD Police Department strongly encourages all members of its community to report the violation of any criminal offense occurring on campus to the DCCCD Police Department. The victim has the choice whether or not to make such a report and victims have the right to decline involvement with the police. A victim may request assistance in notifying local law enforcement in the event the offense occurred off campus. The DCCCD Police Department can be contacted by phone at 972-860-4290, in person or utilizing the emergency phones located inside campus buildings and in the parking areas.
Please provide as much information as possible such as:
Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to report any problems with the campus environment directly to the DCCCD Police, but you may also report criminal offenses to designated campus officials (including but not limited to directors, deans, and department heads) or to other local law enforcement agencies.
Crimes can be reported anonymously by calling Dallas Crime Stoppers at (214) 373-8477. The DCCCD Police Department, Counseling and Psychological Services, and the Department of Student Affairs at each campus will accept confidential and anonymous reports of crimes for inclusion in the annual statistical report. Although exempt from the reporting requirements of the Clery Act, pastoral and professional mental health counselors are encouraged to refer persons they are counseling to report crimes on a voluntary, confidential basis for inclusion in the annual statistics especially if the incident poses a continuous threat to the campus. It is our goal to provide assistance wherever the report is made to make sure we include the crime in our annual security report.
If you are the victim of a crime and do not want to pursue action within the Campus system or the criminal justice system, you may still want to consider making a confidential report. With the victim’s permission, an Officer can file a report on the details of the incident without revealing the victim’s identity (except to the Title IX Coordinator in the event of a reported sex offense or sexual harassment). The purpose of a confidential report is to comply with the victim’s wish to keep the matter confidential, while taking steps to enhance the future safety of the victim and others. With this information, the Campus can keep an accurate record of the number of incidents involving students, employees and visitors; determine where there is a pattern of crime with regard to a particular location, method, or assailant; and it helps alert the campus community to potential danger. Reports filed in this manner are counted and disclosed in the annual crime statistics for the institution.
As of Sept. 1, 2013, an offense committed under Section 42.06, of the Texas Penal Code, making a False Alarm or Report, a person commits an offense if he knowingly initiates, communicates or circulates a report of a present, past, or future bombing, fire, offense or other emergency that he knows is false or baseless and that would ordinarily:
If the false report is of an emergency involving a public or private institution of higher education or involving a public primary or secondary school, public communications, public transportation, public water, gas or power supply or other public service, the offense is a state jail felony. An individual adjudged guilty of a state jail felony shall be punished by confinement in a state jail for any term of not more than two years or less than 180 days. In addition to confinement, an individual adjudged guilty of a state jail felony may be punished by a fine not to exceed $10,000.
This notification is in compliance with Section 51.219, Texas Education Code, and Notification of Penalty for False Alarm or Report.
DCCCD Police Department prohibits the offenses of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking (as defined by the Clery Act) and reaffirms its commitment to maintaining a campus environment that emphasizes the dignity and worth of all members of the College community. Toward that end, DCCCD issues this statement of policy to inform the campus community of our programs to address domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking as well as the procedures for institutional disciplinary action in cases of alleged dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking, which will be followed regardless of whether the incident occurs on or off campus when it is reported to a College official.
An offense that meets the definition of rape, fondling, incest or statutory rape as used in the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) program. Per the National Incident-Based Reporting System User Manual from the FBI UCR Program, a sex offense is “any sexual act directed against another person, without the consent of the victim, including instances where the victim if incapable of giving consent.”
A Felony or misdemeanor crime of violence committed by a current or former spouse or intimate partner of the victim.
For the purposes of complying with the requirements of this section and §668.41, any incident meeting this definition is considered a crime for the purposes of Clery Act reporting.
Violence committed by a person who is or has been in a social relationship of a romantic or intimate nature with the victim.
For the purposes of complying with the requirements of this section and section 668.41, any incident meeting this definition is considered a crime for the purposes of Clery Act reporting.
Sexual Assault: The state of Texas defines sexual assault as follows:
Sec. 22.011. SEXUAL ASSAULT.
(a) A person commits an offense if the person:
(1) Intentionally or knowingly:
(2) Intentionally or knowingly:
(b) A sexual assault under Subsection (a)(1) is without the consent of the other person if:
(3) the other person has not consented and the actor knows the other person is unconscious or physically unable to resist;
(4) the actor knows that as a result of mental disease or defect the other person is at the time of the sexual assault incapable either of appraising the nature of the act or of resisting it;
(5) the other person has not consented and the actor knows the other person is unaware that the sexual assault is occurring;
(6) the actor has intentionally impaired the other person’s power to appraise or control the other person’s conduct by administering any substance without the other person’s knowledge;
(7) the actor compels the other person to submit or participate by threatening to use force or violence against any person, and the other person believes that the actor has the ability to execute the threat;
(8) the actor is a public servant who coerces the other person to submit or participate;
(9) the actor is a mental health services provider or a health care services provider who causes the other person, who is a patient or former patient of the actor, to submit or participate by exploiting the other person’s emotional dependency on the actor;
(10) the actor is a clergyman who causes the other person to submit or participate by exploiting the other person’s emotional dependency on the clergyman in the clergyman’s professional character as spiritual adviser; or
(11) the actor is an employee of a facility where the other person is a resident, unless the employee and resident are formally or informally married to each other under Chapter 2, Family Code.
(c) In this section:
(d) It is a defense to prosecution under Subsection (a)(2) that the conduct consisted of medical care for the child and did not include any contact between the anus or sexual organ of the child and the mouth, anus, or sexual organ of the actor or a third party.
(e) It is an affirmative defense to prosecution under Subsection (a)(2):
(f) An offense under this section is a felony of the second degree, except that an offense under this section is a felony of the first degree if the victim was a person whom the actor was prohibited from marrying or purporting to marry or with whom the actor was prohibited from living under the appearance of being married under Section 25.01.
Sec. 22.021. AGGRAVATED SEXUAL ASSAULT.
(a) A person commits an offense:
(b) In this section:
(c) An aggravated sexual assault under this section is without the consent of the other person if the aggravated sexual assault occurs under the same circumstances listed in Section 22.011(b).
(d) The defense provided by Section 22.011(d) applies to this section.
(e) An offense under this section is a felony of the first degree.
(f) The minimum term of imprisonment for an offense under this section is increased to 25 years if:
Sec.A21.01.A DEFINITIONS. In this chapter:
(1) “Deviate sexual intercourse” means:
(2) “ Sexual contact” means, except as provided by Section 21.11, any touching of the anus, breast, or any part of the genitals of another person with intent to arouse or gratify the sexual desire of any person.
(3) “Sexual intercourse” means any penetration of the female sex organ by the male sex organ.
(4) ” Spouse” means a person to whom a person is legally married under Subtitle A, Title 1, Family Code, or a comparable law of another jurisdiction.
Sec. 21.11. INDECENCY WITH A CHILD.
Sec. 25.02. PROHIBITED SEXUAL CONDUCT (Incest).
The state of Texas defines domestic violence (family violence) as follows: Sec. 71.003. FAMILY. “Family” includes individuals related by consanguinity or affinity, as determined under Sections 573.022 and 573.024, Government Code, individuals who are former spouses of each other, individuals who are the parents of the same child, without regard to marriage, and a foster child and foster parent, without regard to whether those individuals reside together.
Sec. 71.004. FAMILY VIOLENCE. “Family violence” means:
Sec. 71.005. HOUSEHOLD. “Household” means a unit composed of persons living together in the same dwelling, without regard to whether they are related to each other.
Sec. 71.006. MEMBER OF A HOUSEHOLD. “Member of a household” includes a person who previously lived in a household.
The state of Texas defines dating violence in Sec. 71.0021 of the Family Code. DATING VIOLENCE
The state of Texas defines stalking as follows:
(a) A person commits an offense if the person, on more than one occasion and pursuant to the same scheme or course of conduct that is directed specifically at another person, knowingly engages in conduct that:
(b) An offense under this section is a felony of the third degree, except that the offense is a felony of the second degree if the actor has previously been convicted of an offense under this section or of an offense under any of the following laws that contains elements that are substantially similar to the elements of an offense under this section:
(c) For purposes of this section, a tier of fact may find that different types of conduct described by Subsection (a), if engaged in on more than one occasion, constitute conduct that is engaged in pursuant to the same scheme or course of conduct.
(d) In this section: (1) “ Dating relationship,” “family,” “household,” and “member of a household” have the meanings assigned by Chapter 71, Family Code. (2) “ Property” includes a pet, companion, animal, or assistance animal, as defined by Section 121.002, Human Resources Code.
The Campus has procedures in place that serve to be sensitive to victims who report sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking, including informing individuals about their right to file criminal charges as well as the availability of counseling, health, mental health, victim advocacy, legal assistance, visa and immigration assistance and other services on and/or off campus as well as additional remedies to prevent contact between a complainant and an accused party. Examples are housing, academic, protective orders, transportation and working accommodations, if reasonably available. The Campus will make such accommodations, if the victim requests them and if they are reasonable available, regardless of whether the victim chooses to report the crime to the Campus Police or local law enforcement. If you do not want to speak to the DCCCD Police and have been the victim of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking, you should report the incident promptly to a Title IX Coordinator.
If a report of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault or stalking is reported to the Campus Police, below are the procedures that the Campus will follow:
Preservation of evidence is important and may be collected even if you chose not to make a report to law enforcement. It is important that a victim of sexual assault not bathe, douche, smoke, change clothing or clean the bed/linen area where they were assaulted, if the offense occurred within the past 96 hours, so that evidence may be preserved which may assist in proving the alleged criminal offense has occurred or is occurring. This may be helpful in obtaining a protection order or criminal prosecution, if the victim choses to file an offense report or for a protection order. In circumstances of sexual assault, if victims do not opt for forensic evidence collection, health care providers can still treat injuries and take steps to address concerns of pregnancy and/or sexually transmitted disease. Victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking, and dating violence are encouraged to also preserve evidence by saving text messages, instant messages, social networking pages, other communications, and keeping pictures, logs or other copies of documents, which would be useful to the police or a Title IX hearing board.
As time passes, evidence may dissipate or become lost or unavailable, thereby making investigation, possible prosecution, disciplinary proceedings, or obtaining protection from abuse orders related to the incident more difficult. If a victim chooses not to make a complaint regarding an incident, he or she nevertheless should consider speaking with the DCCCD Police or other law enforcement to preserve evidence in the event that the victim changes her/his mind at a later date.Instances where a sexual assault has occurred, the victim is strongly encouraged to report the incident. Care should be taken to preserve all items of potential evidentiary value, including clothing, bedding, and any items that may have been touched by the assailant and/or used in the assault. The victim is encouraged to contact one of the authorized college offices whether the sexual offense, domestic or dating violence, hate crime or stalking took place on campus or off campus. The victim will be given specific information as to how to go about bringing formal charges against the accused. College personnel will provide the victim with assistance in contacting the appropriate authorities, if needed. The procedures for an on-campus disciplinary action would be the same as those outlined in the Student Code of Conduct for any alleged violation. Students are hereby advised that they have the options of pursuing their allegations through either or both the Student Code of Conduct and/or the Criminal Justice system. Ultimately it is the student's option as to whether or not he/she wishes to pursue allegations through either or both authorities. In addition to criminal prosecution, the college may pose sanctions on the violator under the Student Code of Conduct to protect the victim and the college community.
Victims of sexual assault will have the right to the following:
Reasonable changes to the academic schedule. Referrals to counseling, assistance in notifying law enforcement. Same opportunity as accused to have others present at disciplinary hearing. Unconditional written notification of outcomes of hearing, sanctions and terms of sanctions in place. Opportunities and assistance to speak (or choose not to speak) to anyone regarding the outcome. Name and identifying information kept confidential (FERPA).
The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) is a landmark piece of legislation that sought to improve criminal justice and community-based responses to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking in the United States. The passage of VAWA in 1994 and its reauthorization in 2000, 2005 and 2013, has changed the landscape for victims who once suffered in silence. Victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking have been able to access services, and a new generation of families and justice system professionals has come to understand that domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking are crimes that our society will not tolerate.
Under VAWA, colleges are required to:
Criminal act involving one/more of the crimes of Theft, Simple Assault, Intimidation or Vandalism, or any other crime involving bodily injury which: was motivated by bias against any person or group of persons, or the property of any person or group of persons because of the ethnicity, race, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or disability of the person or group, or bias based upon the perception that the person or group has one or more of those characteristics.
Race: A preformed negative opinion or attitude toward a group of persons who possess common physical characteristics (e.g., color of skin, eyes, and/or hair; facial features, etc.) genetically transmitted by descent and heredity which distinguish them as a distinct division of humankind (e.g., Asians, blacks, whites).
Religion: A preformed negative opinion or attitude toward a group of persons who share the same religious beliefs regarding the origin and purpose of the universe and the existence or nonexistence of a supreme being (e.g., Catholics, Jews, Protestants, atheists).
Sexual Orientation: A preformed negative opinion or attitude toward a person or a group of persons based on their actual or perceived sexual orientation (e.g., gays, lesbians, heterosexuals).
Gender: A preformed negative opinion or attitude towards a person or group of persons based on their actual or perceived gender (e.g., male or female).
Gender Identity: A preformed negative opinion or attitude toward a person or a group of persons based on their actual or perceived gender identity, (e.g., bias against transgender or gender nonconforming individuals).
Ethnicity: A preformed negative opinion or attitude toward a group of persons whose members identify with each other, through a common heritage, often consisting of a common language, common culture (often including a shared religion) and/or ideology that stresses common ancestry (e.g., Middle Eastern, Hispanics).
National Origin: A preformed negative opinion or attitude toward a person or a group of persons based on their actual or perceived country of birth.
Disability: A preformed negative opinion or attitude toward a group of persons based on their physical or mental impairments/challenges, whether such disability is temporary or permanent, congenital or acquired by heredity, accident, injury and advanced age or illness.
Brookhaven Police Department Bldg. B room200
Brookhaven College Counseling Center
Brookhaven College Health Center
Dallas Area Rape Crisis Center
Texas Department of Family and Protective Services
Texas Crime Victims Compensation P.O. Box 12198 Austin, Texas 78711-2198
National Center for Victims of Crime 800-FYI-CALL www.ncvc.org
National Domestic Violence Program
National Organization for Victim Assistance
National Sexual Assault Hotline
National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information,
Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN),
National Domestic Violence Hotline,
Child Abuse Hotline,
Texas Department of Family and Protective Services,
Texas Poison Control Network,
Alcoholics Anonymous or Al-Anon, Dallas Area Office
Farmers Branch Police Department 3723 Valley View Ln, Farmers Branch, 75244
Dallas County Sheriff's Department 133 N. Riverfront Blvd Dallas, TX 75207
Cedar Valley Police Department
College Health Services
Parkland VIP/Rape Crisis Center
Dallas Area Rape Crisis Center www.dallasrapecrisis.org
Dallas Crisis Line-Suicide, Sexual Assault, General Crisis Help
Lancaster Police Department 1650 N. Dallas Avenue Lancaster, TX 75134
DeSoto Police Department 714 E Beltline Rd DeSoto, TX 75115
Hutchins Police Department 205 W. Hickman St, Hutchins, TX 75141
Wilmer Police Department 219 E. Beltline Rd, Wilmer, TX 75112
Dallas Police Department 1400 S. Lamar St Dallas, TX 75215
Eastfield Police Department Bldg. N room N112
Police Department Fax:
Pleasant Grove Campus Police:
Title IX Coordinator:
Poison Control Center:
Domestic Violence Hotline:
Mental Health ABC Behavioral Health:
Suicide and Crisis Center:
Timber lawn Mental Health
Galaxy Counseling Center
Rape Crisis Center
Genesis Women's Shelter
Sexual Assault Services Dallas County Rape Crisis Center:
National Substance/Alcohol Abuse Hotline:
District Service Center 4343 IH-30 Dallas, TX 75150
District Office 1601 S. Lamar Street Dallas, TX 75215
Mesquite Police Department 777 N. Galloway Avenue Mesquite, TX 75149
El Centro Police Department Bldg.
Dallas Area Rape Crisis Center
National Center for Victims of Crime 800-FYI-CALL www.ncvc.org
National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information
Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN)
National Domestic Violence Hotline
Child Abuse Hotline
Texas Poison Control Network
Alcoholics Anonymous or Al-Anon, Dallas Area Office,
Dallas County District Attorney's Office, 10th Floor
214- 653 - 3528
Mountain View Police Department Bldg. W Room W-135
Student Services and Enrollment Management
Mountain View College Health Center (Currently vacant)
Title IX Coordinator
800- 656- 4673
800- 799- 7233
800- 482- 5964
800- 252- 5400
800- 222- 1222
Alcoholics Anonymous, Dallas Area Office
214- 887- 6699
Anon Information 214- 363- 0461 www.al-anon.org
Dallas County Rape Crisis Center
Parkland VIP Rape Crisis Center, 214-590-2926 / 24-hr. Hotline
Genesis Women’s Shelter (Dating and Domestic Violence),
Dallas County District Attorney's Office, 10th Floor – Protective Orders
North Lake Police Department Bldg. C room204
For Police/Fire/EMS services
Poison Control Center
Domestic Violence Hotline
NLC Police Fax
NLCPD West Campus
Dallas Rape Crisis
NLCPD, South campus
Substance/alcohol abuse hotline
NLCPD, North campus
North Lake College Student Services Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART)
Irving Police Department 305 N. O'Connor Rd Irving, TX 75061
Coppell Police Department 130 Town Center Blvd, Coppell, TX
Richland Police Department Bldg. P room160
Seay Center for Adolescents in Plano
Suicide & Crisis Center
Telecare Mobile Crisis Hotline
Timberlawn Mental Health Systems
Attitudes and Attire
Austin Street Shelter
American Red Cross
Bridge (Homeless Alliance)
City Square -Central Dallas Ministries
Community Council of Greater Dallas (211 Texas)
Consumer Credit Counseling Services
Dallas County Welfare
Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART)
Dallas Life Foundation
Dept. of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS)
Dept. of Health & Human Services
Lake Pointe Church, Rockwall, Benevolence Ministry
Mesquite Social Services
North Texas Food Bank
Promise House (Teen Advocacy)
Sharing Life Community Outreach
Social Security Administration
Texas Workforce Commission
Visiting Nurses Association
YWCA Women's Resource Center
Richland Garland Campus 675 W. Walnut St. Garland, TX 75040
Garland Police Department 1891 Forest Ln Garland TX, 75042
Richardson Police Department 140 N. Greenville Avenue Richardson, TX
In accordance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and Section 51.9363 of the Texas Education Code, the College District prohibits sexual misconduct in all of its programs and activities, including in its dual credit, early college high school, and charter high school programs. Sexual Misconduct is defined as any act of sex/gender-based discrimination or harassment, sexual harassment, sexual violence, sexual exploitation, relationship violence, sex/gender-based stalking, and any other conduct that threatens the health and safety of any person on the basis of actual, expressed or perceived gender identity.
The College District’s sexual misconduct policy applies to any instance in which a student or employee is alleged to have engaged in sexual misconduct against any person or believes he or she has been subjected to sexual misconduct, regardless of sex, gender, sexual orientation, or gender identity. The College District will respond to any complaint of sexual misconduct, including conduct alleged to have occurred during breaks, leaves of absence or periods of dismissal, whether on or off College District property or premises.
A person who is found to have violated the College District sexual misconduct policy shall be subject to all applicable College District disciplinary sanctions as outlined in the College District Board Policy Manual. Violations of the sexual misconduct policy that are also violations of law may also be subject to sanctions by civil and criminal authorities. College District disciplinary action with respect to any act of sexual misconduct on the part of a student or employee shall proceed during the pendency of civil and/or criminal proceedings and shall not be subject to challenge on the ground that civil and/or criminal charges involving the same incident have been filed, dismissed or reduced. For more information on the College District’s sexual misconduct policy, including reporting procedures, please see the College District Board Policy Manual.
Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex (gender) in education programs of activities operated by recipients of Federal financial assistance. Sexual Harassment of students, which includes acts of sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX. Title IX requires the DCCCD Colleges to take immediate action to eliminate harassment, prevent its recurrence, and address its effects. The Title IX Coordinator is responsible for administrative investigation of claims of sexual harassment and sexual violence, and ensuring there are appropriate grievance procedures for prompt and equitable resolution of student sex discrimination complaints. Each DCCCD College’s Title IX investigation is different from a law enforcement investigation, and a law enforcement investigation does not relieve the DCCCD Colleges of its independent Title IX obligation to investigate conduct.
When cases involving domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault or stalking are reported and a formal conduct process is initiated, the college will provide a prompt, fair and impartial process from the initial investigation to the final resolution. Reports will be investigated (if applicable) and managed by professional staff or college conduct committee members who have been trained annually on issues related to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking and victimization, and how to conduct an investigation and hearing process that protects the safety of victims and promotes accountability.
Usually, the resolution of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking complaints are completed within 60 days of the report. However, each proceeding allows for extensions of timeframes for good cause with written notice to the accuser and the accused of the delay and the reason for the delay. In all instances, the process will be conducted in a manner that is consistent with the campus policy and that is transparent to the accuser and the accused. The accuser and the accused will have timely notice for meetings at which the accuser or accused or both may be present.
Upon receipt of a report of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking, DCCCD PD will provide written notification to students and employees about existing assistance with and/or information about obtaining resources and services including counseling, health, mental health, victim advocacy, legal assistance, visa and immigration assistance, student financial aid and assistance in notifying appropriate local enforcement. These resources include the following:
LaShawn GrantDistrict Title IX Coordinator1601 S. Lamar St.Dallas, TX 75215-1816 214-378-1633TitleIX-District@dcccd.edu
The Dallas County Community College District exists to serve students and our community stakeholders. Students are important members of the College District environment. Each college of the College District supports a positive educational environment designed to encourage student completion. In order to ensure the protection of student rights and the health and safety of the college community, as well as to support the efficient operation of college programs and services, the College District has established a Student Code of Conduct.
The purpose of policies about student conduct and discipline is to provide guidelines for the educational environment of the College District. The College District views students in a holistic manner, encouraging and inviting them to learn and grow independently. Such an environment presupposes both rights and responsibilities. Every student should know his or her responsibility as a member of DCCCD. As a member of the Dallas County Community College District, a student is free to take advantage of all of the educational opportunities available and to participate in all extracurricular activities sponsored by the College District for which the student is eligible.
Members of the student body enjoy the same rights and privileges guaranteed to them as citizens of the United States and as residents of the state of Texas. They enjoy the same freedoms of speech and peaceable assembly as all citizens. However, by virtue of their membership in the college community, students are under certain legal obligations in the exercise of those freedoms. Each student and student organization shall be charged with notice and knowledge of the contents and provisions of the College District’s policies, procedures, and regulations concerning student conduct, and shall be expected to abide by those policies, procedures, and regulations. In cases of noncompliance with the Student Code of Conduct, the college may impose discipline that is consistent with the impact of the offense on the College District community.
The College District reserves the right to pursue criminal and/or civil action where warranted. Unfamiliarity with these policies and procedures shall not excuse a violation of the Student Code of Conduct. All students shall obey the law, show respect for properly constituted authority, and observe correct standards of conduct. In addition to activities prohibited by law or by other published College District regulations and policies.
Bystanders play a critical role in the prevention of sexual and relationship violence. They are “individuals who observe violence or witness the conditions that perpetuate violence. They are not directly involved but have the choice to intervene, speak up, or do something about it.” We want to promote a culture of community accountability where bystanders are actively engaged in the prevention of violence without causing further harm. We may not always know what to do even if we want to help. If you or someone else is in immediate danger, dial 911. This could be when a person is yelling at or being physically abusive towards another and it is not safe for you to interrupt.
Watch out for your friends and fellow students/employees. If you see someone who looks like they could be in trouble or need help, ask if they are ok. Confront people who seclude, hit on, try to make out with, or have sex with people who are incapacitated. Speak up when someone discusses plans to take sexual advantage of another person. Believe someone who discloses sexual assault, abusive behavior, or experience with stalking. Refer people to on or off campus resources listed in this document for support in health, counseling, or with legal assistance.
A student shall be prohibited from using or being under the influence of intoxicating beverages in classroom buildings, laboratories, auditoriums, library buildings, museums, faculty and administrative offices, intercollegiate and intramural athletic facilities, and all other public campus areas. With the prior consent of the Board or the Board’s designee, the provisions herein may be waived with respect to any specific event that is sponsored by the College District. State law shall be strictly enforced at all times on all property controlled by the College District in regard to the possession and consumption of alcoholic beverages.
No student shall possess, use, transmit, or attempt to possess, use, or transmit, or be under the influence of, any of the following substances on College District premises or off premises at a college or College District-sponsored activity, function, or event:
The transmittal, sale, or attempted sale of what is represented to be any of the above-listed substances shall also be prohibited under this policy.
Alcohol-Drug Education Programs are offered throughout each College. Students may check bulletin boards, newspaper announcements, or email for availability. These Programs or events are available to all students and employees at each College.
All colleges of Dallas County Community College District provide free counseling services to enrolled students.
For more information, contact counseling services at your college.
As part of our commitment to our students and the community, students may use, My Community Services, an online directory to help find the resources they need.
In compliance with the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act, the following information is provided annually to students and employees online:
Students Right to Know
Notice of Federal Student Financial Aid Penalties for Drug Law Violations
Drug Free Schools and Communities Act
One of the essential ingredients of any successful crime prevention program is an informed public. It is the intent of the DCCCD Police Department to inform students of good crime prevention and security awareness practices. Programs are available to members of the college community on the topics of crime prevention and drug and alcohol abuse. Information on Drug and Alcohol Abuse Education may also be obtained through the National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information at 1-800-729-6686.
DCCCD Police Departments play a vital role in the students’ learning at all DCCCD Campuses utilizing the Community Policing philosophy. The focus of community-oriented policing is not simply on responding to crime, but on preventing crime and resolving community problems. The philosophy grows from the belief that the police and the community must work together as partners to solve the contemporary challenges faced in today’s society.
Officers work closely with other organizations and community groups to educate community members about potential hazards they may encounter and how to reduce the likelihood of becoming a victim of crime, to identify the problems, concerns and fear of community members, to identify and eliminate hazards that may promote crime or disorder, and to improve the overall quality of life in the community.
DCCCD Police Departments have developed an annual educational campaign consisting of presentations that include distribution of educational materials to new students; participating in and presenting information and materials during new employee orientation; presenting programs throughout the year on at least a quarterly basis, including sessions such as:
Dallas County Community College District
New Employee OrientationNew Student Orientation
College Health Fair- Drug/Alcohol Awareness and Drunk googles
*MVC - Mountain View, BHC - Brookhaven, ECC - El Centro, RLC - Richland, EFC - Eastfield, CVC - Cedar Valley, NLC - North Lake
Dallas County Community College District
R.A.D (Rape Aggression & Self Defense)Domestic Violence Awareness Event
MVC, EFC, NLCBHC
SHARP Self DefenseSexual Awareness
Nov. 9Jan. 12
Sexual Assault Awareness Sexual Assault Awareness Event
Feb. 1Feb. 4
Stand Up! Self DefenseStand Up! Against Relationship Violence
Dating & Domestic ViolenceTitle IX
Sexual Assault Awareness MonthDomestic Violence Awareness
Violence Against Woment Act (VAWA)
Sexual Assault Awareness Child Abuse Awareness
Self Defense Information
Self Defense for CiviliansSafety in Everyday Professional Development
Safe Spring Break SHARP Self Defense
March 1March 8
NTIB Child Abuse Prevention/Awareness
April 4-5April 7
Graduation festival National Night out
*MVC - Mountain View, BHC - Brookhaven, ECC - El Centro, RLC - Richland, EFC - Eastfield, CVC - Cedar Valley, NLC - North Lake
(DCCCD offered the following primary prevention and awareness programs for incoming students and employees in 2017)
DCCCD Police Department will, upon written request, disclose to the alleged victim of a crime of violence, or a non-forcible sex offense, the report on the results of any disciplinary proceeding conducted by such institution against a student who is the alleged perpetrator of such crime or offense. If the alleged victim is deceased as the result of such crime or offense, the next of kin of such victim shall be treated as the alleged victim for purposes of this paragraph.
The federal Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act, enacted on Oct. 28, 2000, requires institutions of higher education to issue a statement advising the campus community where law enforcement agency information provided by a State concerning registered sex offenders may be obtained. It also requires sex offenders already required to register in a State to provide notice, as required under State law, of each institution of higher education in that State at which the person is employed, carries on a vocation, volunteers services or is a student.
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has established an official internet source of information about criminal convictions, deferred adjudications and sex offender registration.
For additional information, visit the DPS website.
To the greatest extent possible, the DCCCD College District shall respect the privacy of the complainant, persons against whom a report is filed and witnesses. Limited disclosures may be necessary in order to conduct a thorough investigation and comply with applicable law. DCCCD Police Department will protect the identity of persons who report having been victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence or stalking to the fullest extent of the law. Victims may request that directory information on file be removed from public sources by request from the Admissions and Records office.
Different people on campus have different reporting responsibilities and different abilities to maintain your confidentiality, depending on their roles at the College. When consulting campus resources, victims should be aware of confidentiality and mandatory reporting, in order to make informed choices. On campus, some resources may maintain your complete confidentiality, offering you options and advice without any obligation to tell anyone, unless you want them to. Other resources are expressly there for you to report crimes and policy violations, and they will take action when you report your victimization to them.
Additionally, personal identifiable information about the victim will be treated as confidential and only shared with persons with a specific need to know who are investigating/adjudicating the complaint or delivering resources or support services to the complainant. The College does not publish the name of crime victims nor house identifiable information regarding victims in the campus police department’s Daily Crime Log or online. Furthermore, if a Timely Warning Notice is issued on the basis of a report of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking, the name of the victim and other personally identifiable information about the victim will be withheld.
Campus “Pastoral Counselors” and “Professional Counselors”, when acting as such, are not considered to be a campus security authority (CSA) for Clery Act purposes and are not required to report crimes for inclusion in the annual disclosure of crimes statistics. As a matter of policy, the professional counselors at DCCCD are encouraged, if and when they deem it appropriate, to inform persons being counseled of the procedures to report crimes on a voluntary confidential basis.
The DCCCD Police Department encourages pastoral and professional counselors, if and when they deem appropriate, to inform the persons they are counseling to voluntarily report the incident to the DCCCD Police Department on a confidential basis for inclusion of the annual disclosure of crime statistics.
Reports of Sexual violence and other violations that may be sex or gender based will be reported to the Title IX Coordinator and cannot be held in confidence.
With no intent to victim blame and recognizing that only abusers are responsible for their abuse, the following are some strategies to reduce one’s risk of sexual assault or harassment (taken from Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network, www.rainn.org).
DCCCD Police Department collects the crime statistics disclosed in this report through a number of methods. All reports of crimes and incidents made directly to the DCCCD Police Department are entered into our records management system, ARMS-Automated Records Management System. A department administrator reviews the reports to ensure they are appropriately classified with the correct crime category. The statistics are compiled from the contents of ARMS on a monthly basis by a designee on each of the individual campuses. Prior to compiling the yearly statistical data for the Annual Security Report, all of the reports in the ARMS database are thoroughly reviewed and evaluated by at least two members of the Clery team, and crimes that fall into any of the required reporting categories which occurred within our Clery reportable geography are included in the annual statistical disclosure.
The annual disclosure of crime statistics is prepared in cooperation with the local law enforcement agencies surrounding our campuses and non-campus sites. A written request for statistical information is made on an annual basis, or more frequently, to Dallas Police Department, Irving Police Department, Mesquite Police Department, Farmer’s Branch Police Department, DART Police Department, Lancaster Police Department, Garland Police Department, Coppell Police Department, Richardson Police Department and the Texas Department of Public Safety. In addition, written requests are sent to law enforcement agencies in the cities and countries where students participate in College sponsored student trips and study abroad programs.
The DCCCD Police Department prepares this report in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act. This report includes statistics for the previous three years (2015, 2016, 2017) concerning reported crimes that fall into any of the required reporting classifications that occurred on campus, in certain non-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the DCCCD and on public property within or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. In addition, these statistics include persons arrested or referred for campus disciplinary action for liquor, drug, and weapons law violations as required by the Clery Act. The statistics in this report are published in accordance with the standards and guidelines used by the FBI Uniform Crime Reporting Handbook (UCR). This report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking and policies regarding alcohol, drug and weapons.
This report is compiled in accordance with the Campus Security Act of 1990. It pertains to all Dallas County Community College District campuses.
All College Stats; last three years: 2015, 2016, 2017
MURDER/NON NEGLIGENT MANSLAUGHTER
MANSLAUGHTER BY NEGLIGENCE
MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT
ARRESTS: WEAPONS VIOLATIONS
REFERRALS: WEAPONS VIOLATIONS
ARREST: DRUG VIOLATIONS
REFERRALS: DRUG VIOLATIONS
ARRESTS: LIQUOR VIOLATIONS
REFERRALS: LIQUOR VIOLATIONS
DESTRUCTION/DAMAGE/VANDALISM OF PROPERTY
ARRESTS: LIQUOR VIOLATIONS
HATE CRIMES – There were no reported hate crimes for the years 2015, 2016, 2017
Although a “good-faith effort” was made to obtain all crime statistics from outside agencies; some were unable to be positively determined as to whether they fell under a Clery classification.
REFERRALS: LIQUOR VIOLATIONS
HATE CRIMES – There were no reported hate crimes for the years 2015,2016, 2017
ARRESTS: WEAPONS VIOLATIONS
MURDER/NON NEGLIGENT MANSLAUGHTER
Although a “good-faith effort” was made to obtain all crime statistics from outside agencies; some were unable to be positively determined as to whether they fell under a Clery classification
OFFENSE (VAWA )
MANSLAUGHTER BY NEGLIGENCE
ARRESTS: LIQUOR VIOLATIONS
REFERRALS: WEAPONS VIOLATIONS
REFERRALS: DRUG VIOLATIONS
View the complete list of Clery statistics for colleges and universities.