“The Student Right To Know and Campus Security act of 1990”,
also known as the “Clery Bill”
Eastfield College, one of nine educational facilities in the Dallas County Community College District, has approximately 14,000 students during each of the fall and spring semesters, and approximately 5,000 students during the two summer sessions.
There are 377 Full-time Employees and 690 Part-time Employees.
The college is located on approximately 240 acres in the city of Mesquite adjacent to the city of Dallas. The college has provided for the educational needs of its community since it opened in 1970.
The Eastfield College Police Department is located in N-Building, Room 112. The department provides Police service 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week. The staff consists of seventeen commissioned peace officers, certified through the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education (TCOLE).
The department has:
All department members regularly attend TCOLE-approved classes and in-service training to receive updates on current regulations and knowledge of new laws. The Eastfield College Police Department reports directly to the Vice President of Business Services and works closely with the vice presidents of student development and instruction and the college president.
Every effort is made to maintain a safe campus environment. High visibility patrols and frequent checks of campus buildings and grounds assure a quick response to those requesting assistance. The department maintains a Crime Prevention Program for all staff and faculty members and during student orientation, provides students with information on such personal services as providing an escort to vehicles, providing a battery jump or airing up a flat tire. The college newsletter, The Village Window, regularly contains information on crime prevention programs and list all reported crimes such as murder, sexual assault (forcible and non-forcible), robbery, aggravated assault, burglary or motor vehicle theft.
Eastfield College commissioned officers under the Texas State Law are allowed to effect arrest, issue citations, and carry firearms. The Eastfield College Police Department has concurrent jurisdiction with the Chief of Police of Mesquite. The Mesquite police department will respond upon request and will enter serial numbers of stolen property from the college facilities into the National Crime Information Center and Texas Information Center. The goal of the Eastfield College Police Department is to maintain a safe and suitable environment for students, faculty, staff, and visitors.