Campus Police committed to your safety
The College Police Department supports the educational mission of the Maricopa County Community Colleges by providing professional, community-oriented services that ensure a safe and secure campus for our students, faculty, staff, and visitors.
Our motto is “Make a Difference,” and we strive to do that every day through a variety of services:
- Patrolling the campus by police vehicle, bicycle, golf cart and on foot
- Conducting criminal and other incident investigations
- Rendering emergency first aid, as necessary
- Conducting door unlock/locks
- Arranging safety escorts, upon request
- Administering Lost and Found services
- Distributing employee access devices
- Issuing employee parking decals
- Making college vehicle reservations
- Providing battery jump starts
- Delivering personal safety and crime prevention programs
- Offering general information and assistance
Campus Police Officers
The Department is vested with the authority and responsibility to enforce all applicable local, state, and federal laws, as well as MCCCD policies. That means CGCC Police Officers are duly sworn peace officers under state law (A.R.S Title 13-3871), are certified by the Arizona Peace Officers Standards and Training Board (AZPOST), and have full police officer authority anywhere within the State of Arizona. They are authorized to carry firearms, conduct criminal investigations, and arrest violators. The Department of College Police has primary jurisdiction on all MCCCD owned properties.
Campus Police Aides
The CGCC Police Department also employs unarmed, non-certified College Police Assistants to provide public assistance, enforce college parking regulations, and assist with security around the campus. The college also contracts with PalAmerican, an independent security firm, to oversee safety and security in the absence of College Police personnel. At CGCC, PalAmerican typically provides security during the hours the campus is closed. College Police Officers, College Police Aides, and PalAmerican staff have distinct uniforms and photo IDs, which allow them to be identified by members of the college and surrounding community. The College Police Department also works closely with the Chandler Police Department, Mesa Police Department, Arizona State University Police Department and the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Department at respective campuses.
Student ID Cards and Parking Decals
Student college identification cards are processed at Enrollment Services in the Coyote Center at the Pecos Campus and at Bluford Hall at the Williams Campus. Parking decals are issued for the Williams campus at the College Police department in Bluford Hall.