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Welcome Message from the Chief

Police Chief Lauretta Hill

On behalf of the women and men of the Dallas County Community College District Police Department, I would like to welcome you to our diverse, fun and vibrant campus community. We are here to serve the needs of our students, faculty and staff by providing a welcoming, accessible, safe and secure educational environment. 

Our goal is to build a community of trust through partnerships, transparency, fair and impartial policing. The members of the DCCCD police department are professionals who are dedicated to making a difference in the lives of individuals we serve. 

You play a key role in keeping our campus community safe. We encourage you to become involved by proactively identifying issues before they become problems and playing an active role in making the DCCCD a safe and successful community.

- Lauretta Hill
Chief of 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 noncampus phone

Your call is handled through the centralized dispatch system for all colleges and locations of DCCCD. When contacting police, always identify yourself and the location (college, building, floor and room) that is of concern to you.

(Why call campus police instead of city police? Because the response will generally be faster.)

Hearing-Impaired? You Can Text Police 

Students and employees who are hearing-impaired can text their college or location police in the event of an emergency or to report a crime. Send the text to 972-860-4290. Police dispatch will answer you by text.

Safety and Security Information

The DCCCD Mobile App features a quick-dial feature for the campus police. Find out more.

Police Department Offices

  • Brookhaven College: Building B, Room B200
  • Cedar Valley College: Building F, Room F120
  • Eastfield College: Room N112
    • Eastfield College Pleasant Grove campus
  • El Centro College: Room A947
    • El Centro West Campus
  • Mountain View College: Room W135
  • North Lake College: Room C204
  • Richland College: Pecos Hall, P160
    • Garland Campus

Health, Wellness and Title IX

Visit the Health, Wellness and Title IX page to learn about the services DCCCD offers to meet the health and wellness needs of students, faculty and staff. You can also get information about your rights under Title IX and find out what to do if you feel you have been the victim of gender-based discrimination, harassment or sexual misconduct.


In an emergency, call 911,or 972-860-4290 from your cell phone. There is also an emergency services function in the DCCCD smartphone app, available for iPhone and Android.

As first responder to any on-campus emergency, the North Lake College Police Department protects the persons and property of students, faculty, staff, and visitors to all North Lake College campuses. NLCPD also assists other law enforcement and other emergency service providers as needed. 

Police officers of the North Lake College Police Department are duly sworn peace officers under section 51.203 of the Texas Education Code. The officers of the department are armed and possess the same police powers and authority under the law as municipal officers. North Lake College police officers patrol the campus 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. They enforce the law, arrest violators, investigate and deter crime, investigate traffic accidents and provide a full range of services to the college community.

Services We Provide

  • Escorts
  • Vehicle unlocks and battery jumps
  • Response to injuries and medical emergencies
  • Patrols of all campus streets, walkways, and interior areas,
  • Monitoring of alarms and surveillance systems
  • Security and traffic control at parties, special events and performances
  • Enforcing campus regulations, taking and maintaining reports and records, and offering security survey/audit services to campus administrators
  • Crime prevention presentations to campus groups

Lost and Found

Lost and found articles are to be brought to the police department in room C204. Students should be told that their missing property might be located there. You may call for an officer to pick up articles for placement in the police department.

Complaint Investigation

The Chief of Police is available Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. through 5 p.m. to discuss your complaint about a member of the police department or college employee. 

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Visit our Central Campus office in room C204.