Safety and Security Information

The goal of Dallas College is to maintain a safe learning environment for students, faculty, staff, and visitors. Campus police officers patrol all campuses 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Officers are duly sworn peace officers and possess the same authority under the law as municipal police officers.

Officers will provide you with information and assistance in emergencies. Students are encouraged to seek their help when necessary.

Contact Dallas College Police

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

  • Call 911 from a campus phone.
  • Call 972-860-4290 when using a cellphone or off-campus phone.
  • Your call is handled through the centralized dispatch system for all locations of Dallas College. When contacting police, always identify yourself and the location (campus, building, floor and room) that is of concern to you.
  • Email:

Deaf or hard of hearing? Prefer to text? You can text Police.

Students who are deaf or hard of hearing, or who prefer to text, can text their campus location police in the event of an emergency or to report a crime. Text 67283, and Police Dispatch will answer you by text.

Police Department Offices

  • Bill J. Priest: Suite 1000
  • Brookhaven: Building B, Room B-200
  • Cedar Valley: Building E, Room E-120
  • Eastfield: Room N-112
  • Pleasant Grove Center refer to Eastfield College PD Office
  • El Centro: Room A-056
  • West Dallas Center refer to El Centro College PD Office
  • Mountain View: Room W-135
  • North Lake: Room C-204
  • Richland: Pecos Hall, P-160
  • Garland Center refer to Richland College PD Office

Police Services

  • Patrol of all campus streets, walkways and interior areas
  • Response to criminal activity
  • Battery jumps (not from vehicle to vehicle, but battery packs)
  • Response to injuries and medical emergencies
  • Security and traffic control at special events and activities
  • Investigation of complaints
  • Escorts
  • Crime prevention tips and training for the college community
  • Enforce regulations, state laws
  • Processing and maintaining reports and records and offering security surveys/audit services to campus administrators
  • Monitoring of alarms, CCTV systems, access points

Campus Closure Information

For information regarding campus closure due to inclement weather or other emergency conditions, please listen to local radio or television stations. You can also call the information line at 972-273-3000 or check the college website for updates.

Emergency Alerts

The Emergency Alerts system notifies students of college emergencies and closings due to weather or power outages via email, text message and phone calls. To make sure you receive emergency alerts, update your email address if it has changed since you registered for classes. It's easy to update your emergency alerts email address — or to request that, in addition to email, you also be alerted by phone call, text message or both. Updates and/or changes can be made on your eConnect account. Sign up in eConnect to receive emergency notifications.

Safety and Security Apps

The Dallas College Safety app allows you to receive emergency messages and call or text Dallas College Police. Connect for extra safety with Police Virtual Walk, report a crime tip or have emergency procedures at hand in the app. Download the app from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.

Safety and Security Information

Detailed safety information is available online.