Central Texas College

General Information

 Police

The office of the Campus Police is located in Building 137, directly behind the Student Services (registration) Building 119. To contact the campus police non-emergency line, dial extension 1427 from any on-campus office phone. To contact the campus police using an off-campus or cellular phone, dial 254-526-1427.


Emergency Medical Calls

The Central Texas College police officers are trained as first responders in stabilizing patients, administrating CPR and first aid, and in the use of AED. For medical emergencies notify the campus police and call 911. The campus is serviced by the Killeen Fire Department's EMS ambulance services in cases of medical emergencies.


Fire


All campus buildings are equipped with internal fire alarm systems. In the event of a fire, or possible or suspected fire, the fire alarm should be activated and notification should be made to the campus police and to 911. The campus is serviced by the Killeen Fire Department in cases of fire emergency; and further serviced by the Copperas Cove Fire Department.


Alternative Patrol Methods

The police department has both a bicycle patrol program and "green vehicle" patrols which has proven to be an excellent method of policing the campus and bringing the officers into closer contact with the college community. At least one patrol officer on each shift is assigned to bicycle or "green vehicle" patrol on the campus. Since 1993, the department has owned two specially equipped police mountain bikes and in 2012 introduced two electric "green vehicles" for these specialized patrol operations.

One of the first in the State of Texas to implement an ATV patrol program, the Central Texas College Police Department is proud of its rolling four wheeling police patrol unit. The inception of the CTCPD ATV began in the spring of 2006. As with the bicycle patrol, the ATV's mobility and speed permit officers to effectively patrol the rural areas on campus including the infamous CTC Duck Pond and the CTC Farm and Ranch Management region. Many benefits are associated with both the ATV and the bicycle patrol. The mobility of a bicycle enables the officer to move silently in and out of close quarters areas more frequently and through congested areas more easily than a police sedan. The bicycle and ATV patrol officer is more approachable than the officer in a vehicle, which facilitates one-on-one contact with the public. Since weather conditions are a major disadvantage to these alternative methods of patrol, bicycle patrols and ATV patrols may be suspended during extreme and inclement weather conditions.