|Law Enforcement Authority|
The Central Arizona College Police Department is a full service public law enforcement agency, established by the Pinal County Community College District Board of Governors, in and by the authority vested in them by the legislature of the State of Arizona, for the purpose of providing law enforcement, security and safety services on property owned or controlled by the College. All Campus Police Officers are fully certified as police officers by the Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board.
The Department is located in the Everingham Student Center, Building I, on the Signal Peak Campus, and is staffed with a combination of police officers and other personnel. Together, they provide law enforcement, safety and security services that are individually tailored to meet the needs of each campus. Our law enforcement staff, who are referred to as Campus Police Officers, are armed and vested with full law enforcement powers, including the authority to make arrests. A Campus Police Officer is on duty at the Signal Peak Campus 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Maintenance/Security personnel are used to provide safety and security protection at the Aravaipa, Maricopa, San Tan and Superstition Mountain Campuses. These individuals are not empowered to make arrests; however, a close working relationship is maintained with the local law enforcement agencies in each area. The Florence and Casa Grande Centers are patrolled by the local police agencies having jurisdictional control at each location.
The Central Arizona College Police Department is a duly established law enforcement agency responsible for providing law enforcement and security services to the campuses and centers of Central Arizona College. Our mission is to safeguard the lives and property of the people we serve within our campus communities, to reduce the incidence and fear of crime and to enhance public safety while working with the community to provide an atmosphere that is conducive to the pursuit of the College’s primary function – education. In carrying out our responsibilities, we will do so with honor and integrity, while at all times conducting ourselves with the highest ethical standards to maintain public confidence.
CAC Campus Police Officers patrol the Signal Peak Campus and areas immediately adjacent to the campus in a proactive manner. These patrols may be conducted by vehicle, bicycle, or on foot, and may be conducted in conjunction with other police agencies. The Department’s patrol operations are continuous; a police officer is on duty on the Signal Peak Campus 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. If you should need help with something, or have a question, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 520-836-9655.