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 and Casa Grande Centers are patrolled by the local police agencies having jurisdictional control at each 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, Aravaipa 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 520-836-9655. The Officer at Aravaipa is on duty Monday and Tuesday from 08:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 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 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.
Operation Identification. Operation Identification, which is the engraving of serial numbers or owner-recognized numbers on items of value, is promoted and made available free-of-charge campus wide.
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 and vehicle lockout 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 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.
Please click on the following links here to access the Vehicle Use & Reservation Manual,
and the Motor Pool Form #3.
The required driver training can be found under 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 Request Information: The College Police Department handles all requests for keys and works in conjunction with the Department of Facilities to fill requests for keys. The normal procedure for requesting a college key is as follows:
- ·Complete a Key Request Form which is available here Key Request Form_Fillable as a fillable pdf form or through the Police Department. Make sure all information is filled in correctly and that an Authorized Signer approves the request. We need either actual physical signatures or official digital signatures. You will need to download the form in order to do the official digital signature. Instructions for completing the Key Request form are included on the second page of the form.
- ·The original form may be delivered in person, emailed (to firstname.lastname@example.org), or mailed to the College Police Department.
- ·Forms that have been completed correctly will generally be processed within twenty working days from the day the request is received.
- ·The keyholder may pick up the requested keys at the Police Department Office, during regular business hours, and must present a valid form of picture identification, if requested.
- ·All lost or stolen keys must be reported immediately to the Police Department by calling 836-9655. As soon as practical thereafter, the affected key holder must submit a written report to the Police Department detailing the circumstances of the lost or stolen key(s). A replacement key will not be issued until such time as the written documentation is received by the Police Department.
- ·The unauthorized loaning, duplicating, or use of a college key is strictly prohibited and may lead to disciplinary action, and/or criminal prosecution.
- ·All keys must be returned by the key 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 requests or key control policies and procedures.