Off Campus Criminal Activity
When a Central Texas College student is involved in an off-campus criminal offense, campus police officers may assist with the investigation in cooperation with local, state, or federal law enforcement. Killeen and Copperas Cove police routinely work and communicate with campus officers on serious incidents occurring on-campus or in the immediate areas surrounding campus. Central Texas College operates no off-campus housing or off-campus student organization facilities; however, many students live in the neighborhoods surrounding the college. Killeen and Copperas Cove police have primary jurisdiction in all areas off campus within their cities limits; CTC officers can and do respond to incidents that occur in close proximity to campus when requested to assist. CTC police officers have direct radio and/or telephone communications with city police departments, fire departments, and ambulance services to facilitate rapid response in any emergency situation.
A student who violates the CTC Student Code of Conduct, including off campus arrests and criminal behavior, may be subject to disciplinary action up to and including expulsion from college if such arrest or behavior reflects negatively upon the College. Students whose behavior constitutes a violation of both the College Code of Conduct and Federal, State or Local Law may be accountable to the College and criminal or civil authorities. Disciplinary action at the College will not be subject to challenge on the grounds that criminal charges involving the same incident have been dismissed, reduced, or are pending.
For more information refer to the CTC Student Handbook.