The TCCD Police Department is a diverse team of sworn, licensed Texas Peace Officers, Security Guards, Communications Officers and support staff.
We are committed to providing excellence in crime prevention and public safety for all members and guests of the TCC community.
Update – Open Carry/Campus Carry
The 84th Session of the Texas Legislature passed two bills which relate to guns on the premises of college campuses:
Effective January 1, 2016, House Bill 910 (commonly referred to as the “Open Carry” bill) allows a Texas Concealed Handgun License holder to openly carry a holstered handgun, except on the campus of a higher education institution. The law remains unchanged that a firearm may be stored or transported in a locked privately owned or leased motor vehicle by a person who holds a license to carry.
Effective August 1, 2016, for four year Universities and Colleges, and August 1, 2017 for Junior Colleges Senate Bill 11 (commonly referred to as the “Campus Carry” bill) allows a license holder to carry a concealed handgun while on the campus of an institution of higher education. This bill provides that, after consulting with students, staff, and faculty regarding the nature of the population and safety considerations, the Chief Executive Officer of the institution of higher education shall establish reasonable rules, regulations, and provisions regarding carrying on the campus. The TCC Police Department has established a Campus Carry Committee with a representative from each campus as well as the Police Department, Facilities, Human Resources, Information Technology, Faculty, Students and The Faculty Academy. The committee will make recommendations to the Chancellor concerning the Campus Carry restrictions which address the safety concerns. The established rules and regulations may not generally prohibit license holders from carrying concealed handguns on campus. Notice will be given regarding any portion of the premises where license holders may not carry.
It continues to be an offense if the license holder carries a partially or wholly visible handgun and intentionally/knowingly displays the handgun in plain view to another person on the premises of the campus to include driveways, streets, sidewalks, parking lot, parking garage, or parking area of the institution of higher learning.
It remains an offense for a Texas Concealed Handgun License holder to carry a concealed weapon on the premises of a College or University campus until the effective dates of Senate Bill 11.
Questions regarding this communique should be directed to Chief Williams or Assistant Chief Dietrich at 817-515-5500.
In Case of Emergency
- Emergencies: Dial 911
- TCC Police: Dial 817-515-8911 (or 58911 from any on-campus telephone)
For the Fastest Response
For the fastest response to an emergency of any type, all efforts should be made to contact the TCC Police Department first. TCC officers are already on campuses, and they know the campuses well.
Dialing 911 from a cell phone on a campus will not connect you to the TCC Police Department but will connect you to the municipal public safety call center closest to your location.
Please report any errors or dead links to Shane Bunch (email@example.com), TCC Police webmaster
Updated February 01, 2016