Welcome to the San Jose-Evergreen Community College District Police Department
The safety and well being of our students, faculty, staff and visitors is our number one priority. As members of the college community we support student success by sharing the responsibility of maintaining a safe and healthy learning environment.
A safe campus requires the efforts of the Police Department, but also the cooperation and understanding of the entire district and campus community.
Police officers are available seven days a week during class hours. Offenses, accidents or any emergencies that occur on campus should be reported immediately to the District Police.
Between the two Colleges, there are either RED EMERGENCY (EVC) or BLUE EMERGENCY (SJCC) call boxes at various locations, which are provided for anyone on campus who needs to call the District Police.
We invite you to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have.
On behalf of the dedicated men and women of the San José-Evergreen Community College District Police Department it is our pleasure to welcome you to San José City College and Evergreen Valley College. The safety and well being of our students, faculty, staff and visitors is our paramount priority. As members of the San José-Evergreen campus community we all share the responsibility of maintaining a safe and healthy environment.
The District Police Department is committed to providing a safe and secure learning environment in which our faculty and staff can prepare our students for academic success now and career challenges in the future. The women and men of the District Police Department are a diverse blend of professionals who are committed to the highest standards of professionalism and service. Each member is dedicated to making our campuses the safest place to be for faculty, staff, students and visitors.
We invite you to visit this site regularly as some of the information may change. To assure a truly safe campus requires not just the efforts of the Police Department but also the cooperation and the understanding of the entire district and campus community. We invite you to review our services, crime prevention information, safety escort service, reporting procedures, crime statistics and other information available to you on this website.
The mission of the San José-Evergreen District Police Department, in partnership with the community, is to deliver quality service with commitment, compassion, and professionalism. This provides a safe and secure environment, ensuring a better quality of life. We accomplish this through knowledge, integrity, and high ethical standards.
A Vision for the San José-Evergreen District Police Department
It is our Vision as the San José-Evergreen District Police Department to preserve a high quality of life and serve the needs of the District and College communities as we carry out our duties. We will function at our best at all times to become the premier law enforcement agency and a model for Departments of comparable size and service level.
To accomplish our Vision it will be necessary to continually recruit, hire and train quality members of the community to serve the ever expanding needs placed upon us with an emphasis on “Making a Difference” with each and every contact.
As management, we are committed to creatively providing the resources for our employees to be successful as they deliver a service that must be tough on crime and yet compassionate in the treatment of victims and the recipients of our service.
As we meet the challenges of the 21st century and a growing community, we will constantly look for ways to continuously improve our service delivery through process enhancement, technology and innovative communication skills. This will require openness to new ideas as well as commitment to our Mission, Principles and Values.
About the Department
Law Enforcement Authority/Peace Officer Responsibilities
The District Police Department provides police patrols and services whenever classes are in session and on holidays and weekends. Pursuant to Section 830.32 of the California Penal Code, and Section 72330 of the California Education Code, the San José-Evergreen Community College District police officers are vested with full law enforcement powers and responsibilities, identical to the local police or sheriff’s department in your home community. The officers must have successfully completed a local police academy prior to employment, and as sworn District police officers, receive regular training in, but not limited to, the following:
First Aid, Firearms, Defensive Tactics, Emergency Vehicle Operations, Legal Updates, Evidence Collection, Criminal and Traffic Investigations, Field Officer Training, Narcotics, Search Warrant Preparation and Service, Crisis Intervention
All District Police Officers have full law enforcement authority throughout California and the District maintains a mutual aid policy through a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the San José Police Department.
Officers are responsible for a full range of public safety services, including all crime reports, investigations, medical emergencies, fire emergencies, traffic accidents, enforcement of laws regulating underage drinking, possession of alcohol on campus, and the use of controlled substances, weapons, and all other incidents requiring police assistance.
The District Police Department has access to all criminal justice automated information systems and routinely share information on criminal investigations with the San José Police Department, the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office, and other allied law enforcement agencies. The serial numbers of property that has been stolen from the campuses is reported through the National Crime Information Center (NCIC). Statistical information regarding crimes on the campuses is reported to the California Department of Justice (DOJ).
Parking Lot 4A Portables
Monday - Saturday 7:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Sunday7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Holidays8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Student Center SC-108
Monday - Friday 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
To Have Compassion
To Be Ethical
To Have Integrity
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