The El Paso Community College Police Department (EPCCPD) is authorized by the El Paso Community College District Board of Trustees through the Texas School Bulletin. The Department officers are certified as peace officers issued through the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education (TCLEOSE) and have the authority and responsibility to enforce the laws of Texas. All officers continually undergo state mandated training in firearms and first aid and many other law enforcement topics such as crime prevention, enforcement and investigation, rapid response and deployment, police theory and mechanics of arrest. The Department has established excellent rapport with the El Paso Police Department, El Paso County Sheriff's Department and local law enforcement agencies. Information is exchanged and joint investigations of matters that occur on District property are conducted.
EPCCPD officers are trained to handle a wide range of police services including but not limited to calls for emergencies such as accidents or injuries, crimes in progress and suspicious activities. Officers take reports when an offense or an incident is reported.
Other public assistance services provided by EPCCPD officers are:
- Unlocking locked vehicles Jump starting vehicles
- Providing campus escorts
- Responding to medical emergencies
- Delivering emergency messages
- Unlocking/securing campus property
- Checking on the safety of persons
- Enforce traffic and parking regulations
- Any other appropriate need or request