The Campus Safety Department was started in the summer of 2007 to help provide a safe working and learning environment for students, faculty and staff. The department was created to assist both the Cisco Campus and Abilene Educational Center (AEC) in meeting this goal.
The Campus Safety Department also provides nighttime security staffing at the Cisco Campus and assisted the contract security staff at the AEC.
In 2014, the decision was made to enhance services at the Cisco College Campus Safety by creating a law enforcement component to the department. Currently the Director of Campus Safety is a licensed and sworn Texas Peace Officer and overseas the main campus security staff and contract security at the AEC.
This department does not replace other emergency response organizations; instead we work with them to enhance their ability to provide service to our campus communities.
Cisco College Police Authority and Jurisdiction
Cisco College Police Offers have the complete authority to apprehend and arrest anyone involved in illegal acts as granted to them by the State of Texas. Cisco College Campus Safety Police Department provides services to the Cisco Main and AEC campuses as well as any property controlled by the College or any person acting on the College’s behalf. If minor offenses involving Cisco College rules and regulations are committed by a Cisco College student, the Department may also refer the individual to the Dean of Student Services Office for appropriate disciplinary action.
Major offenses such as rape, murder, aggravated assault, robbery, and auto theft are reported to the college, and joint investigative efforts with the city police are deployed to solve these serious felony crimes. When criminal offenses are prosecuted, cases are filed in the appropriate court having jurisdiction: municipal, justice of the peace, county or district court.
Cisco College Police personnel work closely with local, state and federal agencies. Any Cisco College-owned or -leased property in outlying areas is patrolled either by Cisco College Campus Safety Police or local Abilene law enforcement. Through coordination with local law enforcement agencies, any criminal activity engaged in by students at off-campus locations of student organizations is monitored and recorded. This information is provided to the Dean of Student Services Office for any action or follow-up that may be required.
Cisco College Police Department Mission
The mission of the Cisco College Police Department is to effectively and efficiently provide for the protection of lives and property, preserve the public peace, and provide needed community services with the highest level professionalism and ethical standards.
The mission will be fostered through our Core Values:
The Cisco College Police Department is built upon a foundation of ethical and professional conduct. We are committed to the highest level of moral principles and ethics. All members of the department will adhere to the Law Enforcement Code of Ethics.
We Will be truthful and trustworthy at all times.
We are committed to equal application of the law to offenders and members of the public as well as the equal application of rules and regulations to all members of the department.
We are dedicated to meeting all challenges with the courage needed to accomplish our mission.
We understand our role as community caretakers and temper our application of the law with compassion and empathy.
Campus Climate Survey
All current and incoming students please respond to the Campus Climate Survey.
Need to Reach Campus Security?
Call (254) 442-5034 to reach a member of the Cisco College Campus Security team.
Roger Tighe, Director of Campus Safety
101 College Heights
Cisco, TX 76437