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Message from the Chief

A message from the Chief of Police to the Members of our Community and Visitors:

On behalf of the dedicated men and women of the Middlesex County College Police Department, it is my pleasure to welcome you to Middlesex County College. The College Police Department is committed to providing a safe and secure learning environment in which our faculty and staff can prepare our students for academic success now and career challenges in the future. As members of the academic community, our officers and staff serve the college community with courtesy, pride, dependability and sensitivity.

The safety and well being of our students, faculty, staff and visitors is our paramount priority. We are committed to building collaborative partnerships to the betterment of our entire community. As members of the Middlesex County College community we all share the responsibility of maintaining a safe and healthy environment.

The College Police Department is operational 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year. There is always a police officer(s) on duty to respond to calls for service. Our officers are fully trained, commissioned, and armed. In accordance with state law under which they are appointed, officers have

“…all powers of police and constables in criminal cases and offenses of the law throughout the State of New Jersey.” (Source: N.J.S. 18A: 6-4.2)

Our police officers are trained as first responders for medical emergencies.

Police and public safety services include crime prevention, lost and found property control, emergency/disaster management, crime and accident investigation, parking enforcement, security escort services, building security and vehicle assistance with breakdowns and lockouts.

All non-emergency requests for police services should be made by calling extension 3500 from any on-campus phone or by dialing 732 - 548 – 6000 (x3500) from any off campus phone. Requests may also be made in person at College Police Headquarters located in the Gateway building, just off the main entrance to the College on College Drive East.

All emergency requests for police service should be made by calling extension 2500 or 911 from any on campus phone or by dialing 732-906-2500 from any off campus phone.

Emergency services may also be obtained by using any of the Red emergency call boxes located in the hallways of each classroom building. These call boxes have a silver button on them, which if pressed will connect you directly with campus police. Emergency call boxes are also located in the following parking lots on campus: lot 4, 5, 6 & 6A. They are also located in front of West Hall Building and Johnson Learning Center; they can be easily recognized by the blue light on top of the call box.

Please note that by dialing 911 from a cellular phone will connect you to the New Jersey State Police Headquarters. While you will ultimately be put in contact with the police with whose jurisdiction you are located, precious time can be lost, so you may find it helpful to program our number into the phone book in your cell phone.