About Us

On May 5, 1980, the governing board of the San Francisco Community College District established the San Francisco Community College District Police Department (SFCCDPD). 

Under the California Education Code, sections 72330 and 72334 and California Penal Code, section 830.32(a), personnel, when appointed and duly sworn, are designated as peace officers.

In 2001, the SFCCDPD became an accredited law enforcement agency with the California Peace Officers Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) recognized by the State of California.

Sworn officers are readily identified by their dark blue uniforms, which include their distinctive patch and silver star.  The Department also employs security officers, called Campus Control aides, who wear a grey shirted uniform with the Dispatch patch.

The District Police Department are here to assist with the safety of you and all CCSF campuses from crime and other emergencies. We want our students to be able to pursue their education positively, for our faculty and staff to perform their work securely, and for visitors to feel safe and enjoy their visit to CCSF. 

We are part of the CCSF community and are committed to a safe community college environment.

SFCCDPD officers

Duties & Responsibilities of District Police

Respond to calls for service, including crimes in progress and alarm calls.

Patrol areas under the jurisdiction of the CCSF district, by vehicle and on foot.

Make arrests and investigate crimes.

Enforce criminal laws, traffic laws, parking regulations, and CCSF school/campus policies. 

Conduct security checks of buildings, parking lots, and other CCSF facilities.

Write incident reports.


Role of the District Police Department

The role of the District Police Department is to provide the primary law enforcement, safety, and security services to the CCSF community and its campuses.

The duties and responsibilities of the District officers do no cover all the duties our department performs. Additionally, we are limited to perform some of the usual and unusual expected duties of sworn police officers due to limitations imposed upon our department due to current District policies.