Chief's Message

A Message from Our Chief

Each August San Jacinto College welcomes a new assortment of students. Some recently graduated from high school are beginning their studies towards a Bachelor’s degree from a four year institution of higher education. Others are pursuing education and training in technical fields that will lead to certification and employment in their selected career path. Some are looking to change their career with new skills and education. And in some cases, they are high school students looking to complete their basic education and a little more. Whatever your goals, the San Jacinto College Police Department is here to provide you with a safe and secure environment to follow your educational choices.

San Jacinto College is comprised of highly educated faculty and a strong professional staff that support the mission of the College. The police department is no exception. The police officers and telecommunications personnel meet the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education (TCLEOSE) requirements for licensing peace officers and telecommunicators and many carry higher levels of certification. The College is very selective in hiring police officers to work on the three San Jacinto College campuses. Our police officers also reflect the community they serve. Many have years of varied law enforcement experience and others are first time police officers developing a strong sense of community service. In either case, they provide a high level of caring professional service to the San Jacinto College community.

During this Academic year, the police department is adding video surveillance of parking areas at the three campuses and the district office to enhance safety and provide documentation of activity occurring in the public spaces of the College. This new tool will be both a deterrent to criminal activity and a tool for investigating crimes that may occur. The new camera system will complement the blue light emergency phones and the emergency telephones in all College elevators that ring to the San Jacinto College police communications center. The communications center is staffed twenty four hours a day, seven days a week with highly trained telecommunicators who coordinate the flow of information for services between the members of the community and the police personnel out on the campuses.

Although the College provides a well-staffed, trained and professional police department to keepthe campuses safe, your safety and security at the College begins with you. Please be aware of the activity around you and contact the San Jacinto College police department if you are concerned about your safety or an unsafe condition by calling 5555 from any College phone, using a blue light emergency or elevator phone or calling 281-476-9128 from your cell phone. True safety on campus is a partnership between you and us.

Chief of Police
William Taylor
8060 Spencer Highway, Pasadena, Texas 77505