The San Diego Community College District Police Department (also referred to as SDCCD Police or
College Police) is a POST certified full service agency operating in compliance with all state standards
for recruiting and training under California Penal Code 13522.
We are the largest community college police department in the state of California, authorized by
Penal Code section 830.32 and Education Code section 72330. Our law enforcement authority extends
to any place in the state for the purpose of performing our primary duty and is identical to that
of municipal and county law enforcement officers. Officers receive the same basic and ongoing training
as city and county peace officers throughout the state, plus additional training to meet the unique
needs of a campus environment.
SDCCD Police Officers provide the primary law enforcement response on and around the three colleges,
six continuing education centers and various San Diego Community College business offices, classrooms and properties.
The department handles all patrol, investigation, crime prevention education, emergency preparedness
and related law enforcement duties for the college district and operates 24 hours a day, seven days a
week. The SDCCD Police coordinate with the City of San Diego Police Department, operating under a mutual
aid agreement in the campus areas and surrounding communities.