San Jacinto College
From campus phones: 5555 From Cell phones: 281-476-9128
Hearing Impaired phone number for text messages: 713-469-1071
Non-Emergency Phone Number:
Central Campus PD
LaPorte, Texas 77571
(281) 998-6150 x1820
North Campus PD
5800 Uvalde Road
Houston, Texas 77049
(281) 998-6150 x7360
South Campus PD
13735 Beamer Road
Houston, TX 77089
(281) 998-6150 x3430
Maritime PD Office
3700 Old Highway 146
La Porte, TX 77571
(281) 998-6150 x6424
The San Jacinto College Police Department wants to welcome all returning students and a special welcome to students who are attending our college for the first time. We want you to know that we are here to help you in any way we can. We want you to be successful in you endeavors. There are Police Officers available to help you 7 days a week , 24 hours a day. Our goal is to provide the students and employees of San Jacinto College top quality law enforcement service. Safety on the campuses is a joint responsibility of students, employees, and the Police, so with that said we welcome all questions, suggestions and reports of any activities that do not appear to be safe or conducive to a positive learning experience.
We would also like to remind students that there will be some areas of the campuses that are not accessible to be used for parking due to the ongoing construction. Please do not park in the Fire Zones, Handicap parking areas, or staff parking. During the first week of classes the Police Department will issue WARNING NOTICES . The second week of school actual citations will be issued so please refrain from parking in areas that are not for student parking.
The Campus Police Department has primary responsibility for crime prevention, law enforcement, parking and traffic control, emergency response and policing of special events.
Campus Police serve and protect the College community 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Sworn Police personnel have the same authority as municipal police officers and county sheriffs, are authorized to carry firearms and empowered to make arrests.
All Campus Police officers are trained in CPR, the use of defibrillators, and first aid. Likewise, all primary patrol vehicles are equipped with first aid equipment and a defibrillator.
The San Jac Campus Police provide the following services and enforcement activities:
- Crime Awareness and Prevention Programs
- Criminal Investigations
- Campus Security Patrols
- Emergency Medical Response
- Emergency Messages
- Fire Response
- Vehicle and Traffic Enforcement
- Motorist Assistance
- Personal Safety Escorts
- Lost and Found Department
- Student Employment
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