NCTC Police Department

  • Mascot Leo the Lion sitting behind the wheel of the Police Cruiser
  • Police cruiser at sunset in front of the Gainesville campus

Police Officers and Security Officers can be reached for each campus by calling the number below and selecting the appropriate number from the automated system. If there is an immediate threat to life safety - dial 911.

NCTC Public Safety Phone Number: 940-668-4270

Download the Campus Safety App: CampusShield on the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. Select North Central Texas College as your institution.

Community members, students, faculty, staff, and guests are encouraged to report all crimes and public safety related incidents to the North Central Texas College Police Department in a timely manner.

To report a crime or an emergency at any North Central Texas College campus, dial extension 4270 from any North Central Texas College phone, or dial (940) 668-4270 from any phone outside the college system. Officers are available at this telephone number twenty-four (24) hours a day to answer all calls. If assistance is required from another Police Department, North Central Texas College Police Officers will contact the appropriate agency. If a sexual assault or domestic violence situation should occur, officers on the scene will offer the victim a variety of services.

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NCTC Police Department Mission

It is the mission of the North Central Texas College Department of Public Safety to protect individual rights, maintain order, and prevent crimes against people and property while observing the highest ethical standards. In doing so, the department strives to reflect the institutional mission by providing a safe environment conducive to student success and education, earn the confidence of the public, and forge ongoing partnerships through our communities to support a safer academic environment.

NCTC Police Authority and Jurisdiction 

North Central Texas College Public Safety is comprised of both security staff and police officers. 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, Denton, Corinth, Bowie, Graham, and Flower Mound) as well as to the upcoming 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 Services Office, 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.