The Maricopa Community Colleges Police Department is vested with the authority and responsibility to enforce all applicable local, state and federal laws, as well as MCCCD policies. College District Police Officers are duly sworn peace officers under state law (A.R.S Title 13-3871), are certified by the Arizona Peace Officers Standards and Training Board (AZPOST) and have full police officer authority anywhere within the State of Arizona. They are authorized to carry firearms, conduct criminal investigations and arrest violators. The Police Department has primary jurisdiction on all District owned property.
The Police Department also employs unarmed, non-certified Public Safety Aides, to provide public assistance, enforce college parking regulations and assist with security around the campus. The college district also has contract security to oversee safety and security in the absence of District Police Department personnel. They typically provide security during the hours the campus is closed and on off-site locations. Police officers, Public Safety Aides and contract security staff have distinct uniforms and photo IDs which allow them to be identified by members of the college and surrounding community
Crime statistics for the most recent calendar year and the two preceding calendar years are available at each of our Colleges' local police department office web sites:
- Chandler-Gilbert Community College
- Estrella Mountain Community College
- GateWay Community College
- Glendale Community College
- Mesa Community College
- Paradise Valley Community College
- Phoenix College
- Rio Salado Community College
- Scottsdale Community College
- South Mountain Community College
Statistics and security policies, collected in accordance to the guidelines established in the Clery Act (20 USC §1092(f)), are published and distributed annually to all current students and employees, and to any applicant for enrollment or employment at the college. A copy will also be provided to anyone, upon request to Maricopa Community Colleges Police Department, in person or by telephone at your local College police department office.