The Contra Costa Community College District Police Department is a California certified police
department. It provides full law enforcement service at all District locations, and maintains a collaborative
and reporting relationship with the law enforcement agencies at sites where Police Officers are not assigned.
Even though the District Police Department works closely with the neighboring law enforcement agencies and
employs security measures to reduce and prevent crime, we believe security is everyone's responsibility, and
we need your assistance.
Your personal safety is important to us. We would like to give you some safety tips that will give you
the right attitudes and actions so that you can protect yourself, your belongings, fellow students and
your campus. Campus safety depends on everyone.
- Be alert to your surroundings and the people around you -- especially if you are alone or it is dark
- Stay on well-traveled paths in open areas. Avoid dark, concealed, or unpopulated areas.
- If possible, walk with a friend -- even during daylight hours.
- Walk confidently, directly and at a steady pace.
- If you feel you are being followed, walk quickly to areas where there are other people. If in danger, screaming or yelling loudly will attract attention.
- In order to protect your personal property, never leave it unattended.
- If you are studying in a classroom or in the library, or eating in the cafeteria, make sure you
take your property with you if you leave your study area for whatever reason.
- If you have an office on campus, always lock your door when you leave, even if you are going to
be out for just a few minutes.
- If you ride a bicycle to campus, make sure that you lock it with a heavy chain and padlock, and
always secure it to a proper bicycle rack. Do not lock them in doorways or stairway railings.
- Always lock your car and take your keys with you.
- Be sure your windows are secured.
- All packages should be hidden in the trunk when the car is left unattended.
- Never leave valuables inside a care visible -- including stereo systems.
- Never leave items containing your name or address visible in your car.
- Install a quality anti-theft device which disables the electrical and fuel systems of the vehicle.