College Service Officers are trained to provide motorist assistance in the form of automobile:
- battery jumps
- lock-out service
- tire inflation services(when the tire will hold air)
College Service Officers are located on every campus where parking permit requirements are enforced. These services
are available free of charge to students, staff, faculty and visitors on those campuses (currently City College,
Mesa College, Miramar College and ECC) when a CSO is available
. For service, call our College Police
Dispatch Center at 619-388-6405, use the College Police button on any District phone, or use any Emergency Call
Box on campus or in the parking lots.
The vehicle must be parked on campus, in a valid parking space and unless a visitor, must display a valid SDCCD
parking permit or valid, state issued disabled placard. Off-campus services will be provided, within a three
block radius of campus, to owners of a valid staff/faculty parking permit or a student semester parking permit
only. Off campus services are not provided to non-students or students without a valid semester parking permit.
Daily permits are not valid for off-campus services.
There may be times when a CSO is not available; beginning of semester activities sometimes preclude CSOs from
responding to motorist assistance calls for example. There are also times where there are no assigned CSOs because
of vacation, sick calls, training, etc... Services are not available in these cases and CSOs cannot be
dispatched from another campus, however upon request, Dispatch will call a tow company or lock-out service of
your choice to perform these services. Services performed by a tow company or lock-out service are at motorists'
The SDCCD Parking Services Motorist Assistance Program is funded through the Parking Services Vehicle
Immobilization Program. Motorists who accumulate five or more unpaid parking citations risk having their
vehicle immobilized (or "booted") and must pay a vehicle release fee (currently $45) in addition to any
outstanding parking fines. Vehicle release fees are deposited in a special account earmarked for Motorist
Assistance training and equipment purchases.