SJCPD - Police Department

SJCPD - Police Department

ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITY

The San Jacinto College Police Department is the primary police authority for San Jacinto College. Its Police Officers are certified Texas Peace Officers ad defined in article 2.12 of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure. Pursuant to Section 51.203 of the Texas Education Code, the primary jurisdiction of San Jacinto College Officers includes all counties in which property is owned, leased, or otherwise under the control of San Jacinto College. Within their primary jurisdiction, San Jacinto College Officers:

  • Are vested with all the powers, privileges, and immunities of peace officers;
  • May arrest without warrant any person who violates state law, in accordance with chapter 14, of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure.
  • And may enforce all traffic laws on streets and highways.

Pursuant to Section 51.210 of the Texas Education Code, San Jacinto College Officers are also empowered to enforce the rules and regulations of San Jacinto College. The San Jacinto College Police Department also works regularly with the City of Pasadena Police Department, The city of La Porte Police Department, the Deer Park Police Department, the Harris County Sheriff’s Department and other local law enforcement agencies on criminal investigations. The San Jacinto College Police Department will provide and seek assistance from other federal, state, county, and local law enforcement agencies.

PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS

The San Jacinto College Police Department’s ability to develop and sustain the public’s trust involves our commitment to provide excellent services in our efforts to promote and maintain a safe and secure College community. All members of the San Jacinto College community can expect to be treated in a courteous and professional manner by members of our department.

The San Jacinto College Police Department will not tolerate an employee who acts unprofessionally or who does not provide an appropriate and reasonable level of service. We also wish to recognize instances where our employees have been especially helpful or have exceeded your expectations in the service they have provided.

The foundational dynamic of the relationship between the police and the public requires interdependence – not independence. The public are the police, and the police are the public, and it is essential that the services provided to the San Jacinto College community are acceptable. Thus, it is important that we obtain feedback from the community we serve regarding the quality of service deliverables.

We strongly encourage you to help us improve your Department by bringing any complaints and compliments to the attention of any of the following individuals in a timely manner:

  • Request the on-duty Police Supervisor (normally a Police Sergeant) by calling (281) 476-1820. This individual is available 24-hours a day.
  • Address written correspondence to: Chief of Police, San Jacinto College Police Department 8060 Spencer Highway Pasadena Texas 77505.
  • Send an email to the appropriate individual listed in the report > “Meet the Staff.”