About The Central Arizona College Police Department
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 CAC 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 CAC Police Officers, are armed and vested with full law enforcement powers, including the authority to make arrests.
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 Center is patrolled by the local police agency which has jurisdictional control over that location.
The Central Arizona College Police Department supports the educational mission of Central Arizona College by providing professional, community-oriented services to ensure safe and secure campuses and centers for our students, faculty, staff and visitors.
CAC Police Officers patrol the Signal Peak Campus, Maricopa Campus, San Tan Campus, Superstition Mountain 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 520-709-0131 or 520-836-9655. The Officer at Maricopa is on duty from 07:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and can be contacted at 520-709-0374. The Officer at San Tan Campus is on duty from 07:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and can be contacted at 520-709-0187. The Officer at the Superstition Mountain Campus is on duty from 07:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and can be contacted at 480-291-4469. Security Officers patrol Maricopa, San Tan, and Superstition Mountain campuses when Police Officers are not there.
Please open the tabs below to view various programs and procedures.
The Central Arizona College Police Department believes that it is better to act early to prevent crime rather than react to it after it has been committed. Ultimately, we are all responsible for our own safety/security and the safety/security of those around us. Members of the CAC community are encouraged to participate in and be aware of the crime prevention programs that are available to them. The following is a list of crime prevention programs and services that are offered to the community:
Police Department Escort Program. The Police Department Escort Program provides a personal escort for CAC students, faculty, and staff who are concerned about their safety. The program offers a walking escort from one location to another on the Signal Peak Campus from dusk to dawn, seven days a week. The escort is generally provided by a Campus Police Officer in a college vehicle. However, the escort may also be provided by a trained, radio-equipped student employee. To request an escort, call 520-836-9655 when you need the escort (advanced reservations are not accepted).
Crime Prevention Presentations. Members of the Police Department are available to talk to any student or employee group on any of our campuses. These talks are designed to educate members of the campus communities about security and safety issues, and various techniques that can be used to prevent crime on campus.
Rape Awareness, Education, and Prevention. In cooperation with the Office of the Dean of Students, rape awareness, education, and prevention presentations are available to members of the campus community.
Facility Surveys. Comprehensive safety and security surveys of campus buildings and grounds are conducted at each campus by the Police Department.
Motorist Assist Program. The Motorist Assist Program is a 24-hour service that provides jump-start services to people on campus.
Found Property Program. The Police Department is designated as the official campus location for receiving and storing found property. Each year, the Police Department logs and stores property found by community members and attempts to locate the owner and return it. Property may also be taken for safekeeping by Department personnel if the owner is unable to or unavailable to secure it. If the property goes unclaimed for more than 90 days, the owner, if known, is contacted via mail and asked to pick the property up. If the owner fails to pick up their property it is turned over to the College Surplus Property Office for disposition. The Property and Evidence Section, which includes lost and found property, is open to the public from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and closed during state-observed holidays.
If you would like more information about any of the above crime prevention programs and services, please contact the Police Department at 520-494-5445, during regular business hours.
The links below are links to internal procedures and forms. Download the form to make it fillable/and digitally signable.
Motor Pool Form #3 (PDF), Motor Pool Form #3A (PDF) (can only be used for groups taking four or more trips per year), Motor Pool Form #3B (PDF) (to be used when making changes to a Motor Pool 3A form), and the Facilities Motor Pool Reservation Form (PDF).
The required driver training can be found on the SafeColleges page: central-az.safecolleges.com
Enter your email address and then click on “Log on”. If the profile that comes up is yours, click on “Log Me In”. Click on the “Extra Training” button that is on the left side of the page. It looks like a Play button. Click on the Policy tile. Click on Motor Pool Training and then Custom. Take all three trainings.
The required golf cart training can also be found under the SafeColleges page: central-az.safecolleges.com Under Environmental and then Utility Cart
Key /Card Access Request Form Information: The College Police Department handles all requests for keys and door access and works in conjunction with the Department of Facilities to fill requests for keys. The normal procedure for requesting a college key or door access is as follows:
- ·Complete a Key/Card Access Request Form which is available on the Employee Hub under Police Department and then Forms as a fillable pdf form. (Once you open the form, you must download it to your computer for it to be a fillable form.) Make sure all information is filled in correctly and that an Authorized Signer approves the request. We need official digital signatures. (Click here for instructions on how to create an official digital signature (PDF).) Instructions for completing the Key/Card Access Request Form are included on the second page of the form.
- ·Email the form to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org so the Chief of Police can review the request and either approve or disapprove it.
- ·Forms that have been completed correctly and approved will generally be processed within ten working days from the day the request is received by the Police Department. The requester will be notified of the key being available for pickup or their ID card having been programmed for access to the requested room.
- ·The Requester may pick up the requested keys at the Police Department Office, during regular business hours, and must present a valid form of picture identification.
- ·All lost, stolen, or damaged keys and access cards must be reported immediately to the Police Department by calling 520-836-9655. As soon as practical thereafter, the affected key or cardholder must email a Key or Card Lost Stolen Damaged Report Form, which can be found on the Employee Hub under Police Department and then Forms, to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org at the Police Department detailing the circumstances of the lost, stolen, or damaged key(s) or card. In the case of a damaged keys/access card, the key(s)/card must accompany this report. A replacement key or access card will not be issued until such time as the written documentation and an approved Key/Card Access Request Form are received by the Police Department.
- ·The unauthorized loaning, duplicating, or use of a college key or access card is strictly prohibited and may lead to disciplinary action, and/or criminal prosecution.
- ·All keys and access cards must be returned by the key/card access holder to the Police Department upon termination or departure from the College.
Please call the Police Department at 520-494-5445 if you have any questions regarding key or card requests or key control policies and procedures.