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Campus Police Office

Published or Revised September 11, 2023

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Welcome to Paris Junior College. We appreciate your choice of PJC as your institution of higher education. Although your primary focus will be your academic endeavors, other student-life activities will be a significant part of your total educational experience. Paris Junior College and its Campus Police Office want all these experiences to be meaningful and safe. Paris Junior College has programs that support security measures to provide a safe environment for the students, faculty, staff, and visitors.

For police, fire and ambulance emergencies, call the following numbers:

  • On Campus: Extension 1399 / 9-903-782-0399 / or 9-911
  • Off Campus: 911

The Campus Police Office is responsible for the police service for the college. The CPO reports to the Paris Junior College president. The officers are commissioned Texas police officers and graduates of the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standard and Education training academy with full arrest power. There is an officer on duty seven days a week. All reported criminal incidents and vehicle accidents on the campus are investigated by the CPO.

The Campus Police Office has a close working relationship with the City of Paris Police Department, Lamar County Sheriff's Department, and the Texas Department of Public Safety (State Police). The CPO conducts foot and vehicular patrol of the campus. The CPO enforces all regulations, rules and laws, both of the college and the state of Texas. Officers also assist other law enforcement agencies when requested. The CPO assists other agencies with warrants and subpoenas that are required to be served on campus.

It is essential that students assume responsibility for their own personal safety, the safety of others, and the security of personal property by taking simple, common-sense precautions. Safety is everybody's business. Students, staff and faculty are partners with the college in creating an atmosphere that is safe and encourages learning.

To that end, it is highly recommended that you download and read carefully our Crime Awareness report (PDF/72K).

Officers in the PJC Department of Public Safety include:

We also recommend that students, faculty and staff download and familiarize themselves with following reports. If you would like a hard copy of any of the information below, please contact Chief Shane Boatwright or call 903.782.0399.

Other downloadable files include: