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.
For all emergencies, call the EPCC Police Department Emergency Number (915) 831-2200. 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:
EPCCPD is authorized by the El Paso Community College District Board of Trustees through the Texas School
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.
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
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
Notification to the College Community Regarding an Immediate Threat
The EPCC Chief of Police receives information from various offices and departments on campus. If it is determined
that there is an emergency or dangerous situation that poses an immediate threat to the health or safety of some
or all members of the college community, the Chief of Police will collaborate to determine the content of the
message and will use some or all of the systems to communicate the threat to the EPCC community or to the
appropriate segment of the community, if the threat is limited to a particular building or segment of the
population. The Chief of Police and the college's I.T. Division will, without undue delay and taking into account
the safety of the community, determine the content of the notification and initiate the notification system,
unless issuing a notification will, in the judgment of the first responders, compromise the efforts to contain,
respond to, assist a victim or otherwise mitigate the emergency.
In the case of a serious incident which poses an immediate threat to members of the EPCC community, the college
has systems in place for communicating information quickly. Some or all of these methods may be activated in the
event of an immediate threat. The methods of communication include network e-mails, text messaging and telephones.
EPCC utilizes a text message service called Tejano Alert. This is the primary source for notification to the
campus community regarding immediate threats. E-mails are also sent to students, staff and faculty.
To sign up for Tejano Alert go to:
The college will post updates during a critical incident on the EPCC Website. Members of the larger EPCC
community interested in receiving information about emergencies on campus should enroll with the emergency text
message system (Tejano Alert).
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
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.
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
Unclaimed items, after a length of time, will be donated to charitable organizations.