About the Department
The Johnson County Community College Campus Police Department, located in the Carlsen Center building, provides service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and is an integral part of the college’s dedication to developing and maintaining a safe and secure campus through the cooperative efforts of many college departments.
The department consists of 20 sworn law enforcement officers, an emergency preparedness manager and 9 civilian employees under the auspices of the Executive Vice President for Finance and Administrative Services.
All police officers are professionally trained and state of Kansas certified, with the same authority as any police officer within the state of Kansas. By law, JCCC police officers are commissioned law enforcement officers with the right to arrest, in accordance with the laws of this state, any person for violation of state law or applicable county or city ordinances when such violations occur on any property or facilities which are under the guidance, supervision, regulation or control of Johnson County Community College.
The department provides a full range of police services, including, but not limited to:
- Investigating all crimes committed which could result in an arrest and/or prosecution for the offense
- Providing crime prevention and community services programs
- Emergency Management
- Enforcing traffic laws
- Maintaining crowd control for campus special events
The department maintains a close liaison with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies in implementing and coordinating campus law enforcement operations.
The department understands the overall academic mission of the college and strives to play a vital role in enhancing that mission. Concern for the community's well being, a desire to provide service and assistance whenever possible and a constant desire to support the academic environment are all factors inherent in the department's daily operations and policies.