Welcome from the Executive Director
On behalf of Texarkana College (TC) and the Department of Public Safety (DPS), I would like to welcome you to the DPS’s webpages. The DPS is an organization of committed professionals who possess a strong desire and willingness to provide its community members with quality safety and security services that they truly want, need, and prefer. We value the input of our community and use your feedback to modify existing departmental operations ensuring we provide the quality service demanded of us.
It is our privilege to serve the Texarkana College community of students, faculty members, academic professionals and staff members, as well as our visitors. Founded in 1927, Texarkana College has a long history of distinction, pride and academic excellence. Therefore, as the unit charged with ensuring safety, we take our responsibility seriously.
The information contained on our Web site is part of our continued effort to provide the campus community with current safety information, programs, and services. As you review each page you will learn about our police services, emergency preparedness, and risk management. Each of these responsibilities works collaboratively not only with each other, but also with the broader campus community as well as the community of Texarkana to assure the safety and security of our great campus. Our duty is to promote a safe and secure environment where education, research and public service can flourish. Through our continuous efforts of working with you and our community in regards to safety – we strive to have an environment where our community’s and your achievements will be unlimited.
As DPS’s Executive Director, I look forward to working with TC’s students, faculty, administrators, and staff as we interdependently and collaboratively strive together to identify, analyze, respond to, and assess problems occurring within our community. We truly understand and acknowledge the strength of our community’s involvement regarding the reduction of campus crime, disorderly behaviors, and conduct. As we strive to enhance our operational safety and security services, we will continually solicit your support, cooperation, and assistance. In conclusion, our organizational strategy and change process is a long-term effort on behalf of the members of DPS. In order for us to fully achieve our preferred future, we need to tirelessly work with our community to ensure that we maintain a close working relationship with you. Thank you for choosing Texarkana College and for allowing the Texarkana College Department of Public Safety to serve you. If you should have questions or concerns please feel free to contact me or any member of our team. We wish you much success while you study, learn, teach, or conduct research at our great campus.