Seeking Certified Police Officers

With seven colleges and more than sixteen locations, the Dallas Community Colleges have plenty of career opportunities. Our police force includes 155* officers serving a student body of over 60,000– not to mention college faculty and staff.

The team, while large, focuses on the individual needs of each college we serve. Some of our college communities are urban city centers, like El Centro College in downtown, while others are international melting pots, including North Lake College in Irving and Richland College in North Dallas.

Make a Difference

In addition to a unique student body, each college has it’s own unique rhythm, which is excellent for officers seeking a variety of assignments. There is freedom for you to be creative and establish new programs and partnerships that benefit the community.

For example, our police department at Eastfield College established a scholarship program to help students reach their full potential, while Officer McLearen teamed up with the student newspaper and McDonalds to made “Coffee with a Cop” a regular campus event. And then there’s Chief Horak who went the extra mile to create an exchange program with a police academy in Brazil.

Of course these are just a handful of the many amazing things happening in the DCCCD police department.

Wonder what’s next? You tell us!



Join a Winning Team

If you are looking to do true community policing and enjoy a guaranteed winter and spring break, you’ve come to the right place. These are two of many benefits of becoming a DCCCD police officer.

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Additional benefits include:

  • Diverse assignments
  • Career advancement
  • Regular training and professional development
  • Standard issued uniforms
  • Strong community partnerships (including other municipalities as well as federal partners)
  • Specialized unit assignments (including criminal investigations, personnel and recruiting)
  • Auxiliary assignments (Honor Guard, K-9, Gang Unit and Special Response Team)
  • Presentation opportunities (including teaching and/or presenting timely topics and best practices)
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Engage with Your Community

Are you a people person? Do you enjoy collaboration? Are you community-minded?  We’d love to hear from you!

Our police officers keep an eye out for any suspicious activity on campus, but they also keep an eye out for ways to engage and interact with our students and staff. This personalized approach allows us to form relationships with the community we serve and build trust that benefits all involved.

Lieutenant Jacobs
DCCCD police has a lot to offer. Working as a campus police officer provides a lot of opportunities to be involved in community outreach. Right now is a great time to join a very progressive police department. The next several years will be both exciting and rewarding!”

Meet Our Family

From fresh talent to seasoned veterans, the DCCCD police department is reflective of the community we serve. We strive to maintain a force that is as diverse as our study body with diverse looks, languages, skills and career goals.

There is one thing all DCCCD police share in common: a commitment to service. The Dallas Community Colleges value family, and our community is truly that. Big, but warm, caring and personalized at the core.

“Being essentially embedded with our community, we have the rare opportunity to truly make a positive impact and form friendships that resonate long after someone leaves the college, particularly our students. I feel the tremendous weight of the responsibility of being the one they call for help and, should the worse possible scenario were to occur, I'd be the first person to stop those who wish my community harm.”
Officer Santos
“I really enjoy the opportunity to play a small role in each student's educational progression. Community policing means helping ensure a safe and secure learning environment for our faculty, staff and students. It is a huge benefit to be employed as a DCCCD Police Officer because of the tremendous career growth opportunities available. I can honestly say that the bright future of the department is a direct reflection of our Commissioner and all of our officers' hard work and dedication to becoming one of the best agencies in the state. ”
Officer Powell