Message From The Chief

Lauretta Hill, Dallas College Chief of Police
Lauretta Hill
Chief of Police
Dallas County Community College District

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 DCCCD a safe and successful community.”


Mission & Values

To enhance the quality of life on campus, the Dallas County Community College District Police Department is committed to provide a welcoming, accessible, safe and secure educational environment for students, faculty and staff through strong community partnership, transparency, fair and impartial policing.

Department Values

Ethics—To work in the appropriate manner at all times, being professional, tactful and courteous when performing our duties and protecting the rights of all individuals.

Accountability—Being responsible for one’s own actions; embracing the philosophy that it is the individual’s responsibility to manage his or her life, work and property with regard to others.

Professionalism—Promoting the highest standards of appearance, conduct and propriety in all that we say and do, recognizing that we must set an example for others to follow.

Leadership—Providing for uniformity of direction and action toward the organization mission; motivating others to action through setting an example in both work ethic and conduct.

Justice—Officers must enforce the law, rules and regulations without regard to ethnic origin, race, religious belief or sexual orientation, whether a person is a complainant or suspect.


How to Contact Us in an Emergency

To contact your campus police department in an emergency or to report a crime:

  • Call 911 from a campus phone
  • Call 972-860-4290 when using a cellphone or noncampus phone

Your call is handled through the centralized dispatch system for all colleges and locations of DCCCD. When contacting police, always identify yourself and the location (college, building, floor and room) that is of concern to you.

Why call campus police instead of city police? Because the response will generally be faster.

Hearing impaired? You can text the police department for assistance.
Students and employees who are hearing impaired can text their college or location police in the event of an emergency or to report a crime. Send the text to 972-860-4290. Police dispatch will answer you by text.


2019 Body Camera Statistics

10.14terabytes of data
5,710hours of video

Rave Guardian logoDCCCD Rave Guardian App

RAVE Guardian includes information specific to district police activities, as well as the ability to call DCCCD police through the app and receive push notifications in case of a campus closure or an emergency, such as a lockdown.

The app also includes a virtual escort for users who may be walking to their cars alone and want police to know they arrived safely. When activated, the user’s location is sent to DCCCD police for the duration of its activation, and users can turn it off at any time upon reaching their destination.


Dallas County Community College Police Department
1601 S Lamar Street, Dallas  Texas 75215.