The Southwestern College Police Department is a service organization. The Department exists to promote the safety and security of the District’s campuses and provide essential public safety services. While Department personnel engage in law enforcement and criminal investigations, its members also provide a number of other services to assist the campus communities. Officers are routinely dispatched to handle disputes and disturbances, perform traffic control and parking functions, and provide other non-law enforcement services. A number of additional services is noted below.
Front Counter Services
The Front Counter of the Police Department is open during normal business hours of 8am to 5pm, Monday through Friday, and can provide a number of services to include providing parking information, paying or appealing parking citations, providing way-finding, and accepting lost and found property items. Persons can fill out a counter report detailing the loss or theft of minor property items. Front Counter staff members can be reached by calling (619) 216-6611.
Police Escort Services
College police personnel provide escort services on the District’s property, around campus and to and from the parking lots. Call Police Dispatch at (619) 482-6380 to request an escort. Keep in mind that officers and other personnel may be assigned other concurrent tasks so there could be a delay in response. Calling ahead of time to request an escort is the best way to avoid delays.
The College Police Department provides a number of services to support victims of crimes and can tap into the resources of allied agencies and make referrals. Services include providing restraining order information and enforcement, referrals to domestic violence shelters, assistance with obtaining mental health care, working with other college departments to provide accommodations and college-related services, and providing resources and intervention for drug and alcohol abuse cases.
The Police Department employs Campus Service Officers and Public Safety Assistants who can assist you if your vehicle battery needs a jump start or if you lock your keys in your vehicle. Call Police Dispatch at (619) 482-6380 to request these services.
Prescription Drug Drop Box
The Southwestern College Police Department has partnered with the City of Chula Vista to provide a prescription drug drop box for our front lobby area. Old or expired prescription medication can be dropped off in the box for safe and responsible disposal.