The El Paso Community College Police Department (EPCCPD) pledges to enhance the quality of life on campus by working cooperatively with our community -- within the framework of the United States Constitution -- to enforce the law, to preserve the peace, to reduce fear, and to provide an environment conducive to higher education.
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, 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.
General Police Services
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
- Enforcing traffic & parking regulations
- Any other appropriate need or request
For all emergencies, call the EPCC Police Department Emergency Number. (Located at the bottom of the page.) The EPCC PD dispatch is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Our PD officers are familiar with all college sites, will respond immediately, and will call outside agency emergency personnel, if needed.
When calling, give your:
- Call-back number
- Room Number
- Any other information as it relates to the emergency
Stay on the line if possible. Portable AED units are located in each campus PD office and in most PD vehicles. Officers are trained in AED use, CPR, and first aid.
For more information, refer to the EPCC PD Security Policies:
Avoid Deny Defend - Responding To An Active Shooter Event
Active Shooter is defined by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security as "an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a conﬁned and populated area; in most cases, active shooters use ﬁrearm[s] and there is no pattern or method to their selection of victims. Active shooter situations are unpredictable and evolve quickly.
All students, staff, and faculty can take precautionary measures in the event of an active shooter situation. This video provides guidance to individuals on how they can prepare and respond should an active shooter situation occur.
In addition, EPCC PD encourages everyone to register for the
Tejano Alert in cases of emergency like an Active Shooter to be informed during the crises.
Sources used: United States Department of Homeland Security.
All students, faculty and staff that will drive and park a vehicle on college owned facilities must register their vehicle with the EPCC Police Department Traffic office and receive a parking decal.
How to get a parking permit/decal:
- Pay for your parking permit at your campus cashier office or online.
Online Traffic/Parking Payments.
- Bring your payment receipt along with your license plate number to your campus traffic window.
Tejano Alert is used by EPCC to deliver unexpected closure information and emergency warnings directly to your mobile device and email. Stay informed by registering and updating your information in EPCC’s emergency notification registration system. You may register one cell phone and one email address to receive alerts.
To receive alerts:
- Register or Update Tejano Alert
- Install the AtHoc Notifier app on iOS or Android
Lost And Found
The EPCCPD provides lost and found services at all campuses. If you have lost an item, call the police office at the campus where you may have lost the item. Every attempt is made to contact the owner of lost items when the owner is determined.
Unclaimed items, after a length of time, will be donated to charitable organizations.