The purpose of the GTCC Campus Police is to provide a safe environment for students, faculty, staff and visitors to learn and work.
The vision of the GTCC Campus Police is to be the best community college campus police department in the state by providing outstanding law enforcement services in a professional manner on the Campuses of GTCC.
North Carolina General Statute 115D-21.1 authorized the establishment of a campus law enforcement agency at community colleges. On June 17, 1999, the Guilford Technical Community College Board of Trustees passed a resolution establishing the Public Safety Department as the designated campus law enforcement agency for GTCC. We are now known as the GTCC Campus Police Department and it is our privilege to serve our community!
The GTCC Campus Police Department is a service-oriented agency committed to the philosophy of community policing. Core principles of community policing include building effective relationships and working with diverse community members to address issues and make improvements in a collaborative, respectful, and thoughtful manner.
The GTCC Campus Police Department consists of thirty-eight highly trained and experienced professionals. Our sworn law enforcement members include a Chief, four Sergeants, four Corporals, and twenty-two Police Officers. Our non-sworn members include three Security Officers, two Telecommunications, an Administrative Assistant, and an Access Control / Alarm System Specialist.
Campus Police Officers are commissioned by the State of North Carolina through the Department of Justice Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission. Campus Police Officers complete the same academy and in-service training required of all law enforcement officers by the State of North Carolina. Campus Police Officers enforce college, state and federal regulations and are empowered to arrest or cite for any criminal offense committed within their jurisdiction. The GTCC Campus Police Department’s territorial jurisdiction includes all college property and all roads that pass through, or are adjacent to, college property.
GTCC values and respects the diversity of our students, employees, and visitors. We recognize that life experiences and awareness of potentially risky or unsafe behaviors vary from person to person. Overall, the occurrence of crime at GTCC is relatively rare – especially in relation to a large number of people who learn and work on our campuses each day. We always appreciate the assistance and active support of community members to help make our already great college even better!