The mission of The San Jacinto College Police Department is to serve and enrich the quality of life for College Community by promoting and maintaining a safe and secure environment.
INTEGRITY: The San Jacinto College Community's trust and confidence in the police department is earned by the integrity of its Police Officers. All SJCPD Officers are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that is fair, ethical, and exhibits a sense of duty and honor for the position entrusted to them.
JUSTICE: The administration of law and order is based upon the concept of justice for all and the preservation of constitutional rights. The fulfillment of that ideal requires a commitment by Police Officers to protect citizens and to strive to ensure that citizens will be treated with respect, dignity and fairness.
SERVICE: As members of the law enforcement profession, SJCPD recognizes the significance of serving the College Community. As such, all SJCPD employees are duty bound in their commitment to provide excellent services.
TRUST: The San Jacinto College Community has entrusted the Police Department to exercise its authority with discretion, good judgment, respect and a commitment to honesty, justice, and diversity. Each member of SJCPD strives to build upon the trust and confidence of the students, staff, faculty, and general public.
The vision of The San Jacinto College Police Department is to become a recognized leader in higher education law enforcement by providing the College Community with quality police services.
In an effort to transform this vision into reality, The San Jacinto College Police Department has set the following goals:
- To determine, develop, and deploy services and specialized community based programs.
- To recruit, select, train, and retain competent, committed, and ethical Police Officers.
- To utilize Department resources in an effective and efficient manner.
SERVICE WITH INTEGRITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY
8060 Spencer Highway
Pasadena, Texas 77505
Chief of Police
Telecommunications Supervisor/Alarm Systems Manager
Sergeant- Procurement/IT Support/
Sergeant-Training Coordinator/Crime Prevention
All student and employees are required to have a parking permit to park on campus. (Fine for no parking permit - 1st Offense $7, 2nd Offense $14, 3rd Offense $28)
Students that are disabled may obtain a special parking permit from the Campus Business Office by providing one of the following:
A Disabled License Plate issued in their name (bring registration and ID)
A Disabled Placard issued to them (bring placard and ID)
A letter from the doctor.
(Fine for parked in Handicap: 1st Offense $25, 2nd Offense $50 3rd Offense $100)
Students and Employees are not allowed to park in Visitor Parking (Fine for parked in Visitor: 1st Offense $15, 2nd Offense $30, 3rd Offense $60)
Students are not allowed to park in Staff. (Fine for parked in Staff: 1st Offense $15, 2nd Offense $30, 3rd Offense $60)
No one is allowed to back into parking spaces. (Fine for backed into parking space: 1st Offense $7, 2nd Offense $14, 3rd Offense $28)
All vehicles must be parked within a laned space. (Fine for failure to park within a laned space: 1st Offense $15, 2nd Offense $30, 3rd Offense $60)
Parking in a NO parking zone is not allowed. (Fine for parked in a NO Parking Zone: 1st Offense $25, 2nd Offense $50, 3rd Offense $100)
Parking along roadways, on a lawn or in driveways is not allowed. (Fine for parked on a roadway, lawn or in a driveway: 1st Offense $15, 2nd Offense $30, 3rd Offense $60)
Campus Speed Limits – Street – 15 mph, Parking Lots – 10 mph (Campus Fines for all moving Violations: 1st Offense $20, 2nd Offense $40, 3rd Offense $80)
State citations can also be issued.
If you feel a ticket is unjust, you may file a ticket appeal form which is available at the police department or online. After completing the appeal, return it to the police department for routing to the administrator in charge of appeals on the respective campus.
Tickets appeals are forward to the Dean of Student Development.
The student must make this appeal within 10 school days or two weeks from the day the ticket was received. The student shall then check with the police department, within 72 hours after the appeal is submitted, for the decision of the administrator in charge of appeals.
Appeals will not be accepted after the aforementioned time limit.
A $2 late fee will be added to the fine if the ticket is not appealed or paid within the time limit.
The above information and appeal procedure is applicable to college citations only.
If charges are filed with a court of law, normal criminal justice system procedure will prevail.
Our campus traffic laws are about the same as those that apply off campus. Here are some of the most common infractions. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Campus Police Department.
- Driving without valid drivers license
- Failure to show proof of liability insurance
- Exceeding the speed limit
- Running stop signs or red lights
- Driving the wrong way on a one-way street
- Failure to grant right-of-way to pedestrians
- Parking along the street
- Backing into a parking space
- Failure to display a valid San Jacinto College parking permit
- Failure to properly affix a parking permit
- Parking in any area restricted by signs or a yellow border
- Parking in loading zones
- Parking in driveways
- Parking on the wrong side of the street
- Failure to park within lines of individually marked spaces
- Parking in areas not designated for parking (on grass, esplanade, sidewalks, etc.)
- Failure to take care of a ticket in the required time
- Parking in a reserved parking space (visitor, staff, motorcycle, etc.)
- Displaying a fictitious or defaced parking permit
- Falsification of vehicle registration information to obtain a parking permit
- Altering, damaging or moving college traffic signs, markers or signal devices
- Failure to obey request or direction of a college police officer
- Possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages on campus (inside a vehicle on campus constitutes possession)
- Possession of firearms, explosive weapons, or illegal knives on campus, which is a third-degree felony