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.

These office​rs 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.

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

  • Brookhaven: Building B, Room B-200
  • Cedar Valley: Building F, Room F-120
  • Eastfield: Room N-112
  • El Centro: Room A-947
  • Garland Center
  • Mountain View: Room W-135
  • North Lake: Room C-204
  • Pleasant Grove Center
  • Richland: Pecos Hall, P-160
  • West Dallas Center

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

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 web site for updates.

Emergency Ale​rts

The Emergency Alerts system notifies students of college emergencies and closings due to weather or power outages via email, text message and phone cals. 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

We offer a specific app designed with only your security in mind from Rave Guardian, available in the Apple App store and Googl​e Play store.

Download the DCCCD App from iTunesDownload the DCCCD App from Google Play.​ 

Safety and Security Information

Detailed safety information is available online.