What We Do


North Central Texas College Public Safety is comprised of both sworn police officers and non-sworn civilian support personnel.  The North Central Texas College Police Department (NCTCPD) police officers are commissioned as full peace officers under Texas Education Code Sec. 51.203 giving them the same authorities, training requirements, and licensing requirements as any peace officer in the State of Texas.  As such, NCTCPD officers have the same law enforcement and arrest authority as any peace officer.  Officers have countywide jurisdiction where NCTC owns or leases property, which is currently in Cooke, Denton, Montague, and Young counties.

NCTCPD provides policing services to the District’s six campuses (Gainesville, Corinth, Bowie, Graham, Flower Mound, and Denton) as well as to the Midwestern State University Flower Mound campus through direct presence and partnership service.  Department personnel work closely with local, state, and federal agencies for the safety and security of the institution.  Any North Central Texas College owned or leased property is patrolled jointly by both NCTCPD and local law enforcement.  Through coordination with local law enforcement partners NCTCPD strives to ensure the fast and effective response to calls for service.

Violations of established North Central Texas College policy, rules, and regulations by any North Central Texas College student may be referred to the Student Services Office for appropriate disciplinary action.  Minor criminal offenses may be handled criminally, referred to the Student Affairs Office/Student Conduct, or both depending on the circumstances of the situation.

Serious offenses such as sexual assault (rape), murder, aggravated assault, robbery, auto theft, and other felony offenses that are reported to NCTCPD may involve joint investigative efforts with local, state, or federal law enforcement.   All such cases are taken very seriously and the North Central Texas College Police Department and the department fully supports and cooperates with all associated Title IX investigations and Clery Act responsibilities at the institutional level.  When criminal offenses are prosecuted, cases are filed in the appropriate court having jurisdiction: municipal, justice of the peace, county or district court.

Additional and Courtesy Services

NCTC Public Safety also provides the following services to the campus community:

  • Building Access
  • Room Access
  • Safety/Courtesy Escorts
  • Vehicle Jumpstarts
  • Vehicle Unlocks
  • Extra Patrols​