The Cerritos College Campus Police Department is a full service police agency. The Campus Police Department employs fully-sworn peace officers trained and regulated by standards established by the California Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Commission. Having met all state standards of training, the officers have authority equal to a municipal police officer or county deputy sheriff.
The Campus Police Department is responsible for patrolling District grounds, taking all crime reports, conducting follow-up investigations, enforcing all applicable traffic laws and provides for the safety of persons and property within the District.
Cerritos College also employs Traffic Control Officers trained specifically for parking lot security and traffic control. They are not police officers; however, each has radio contact with Campus Police and can summon assistance when necessary. In furtherance of campus safety and security, Traffic Control Officers also provide escort services, open locked car doors when keys are locked inside and provide assistance in starting vehicles with dead batteries.
All crimes occurring on campus should be reported to the Campus Police Department. A person may report any criminal activity or suspected criminal activity, or any other emergency at any time, day or night, by calling Campus Police. They may be reached at (562) 860-2451 Ext. 2325, or by dialing 911 on any campus telephone, or by utilizing one of the direct line red emergency phones located throughout the campus. Reports may also be made at the Campus Police Department located on the west side of Lot C-10 midway between Falcon Way and 166th Street.