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Department of Campus Safety

Campus Police Emergency Number: (903) 875-7500

Welcome to the Navarro College Department of Public Safety Web site. I am proud to be a part of such a progressive campus law enforcement agency that I would like to tell you a little more about our department.

The Navarro College Department of Public Safety currently employs 12 full-time and 2 part-time law enforcement officers that provide twenty-four hour patrol and protection of the Corsicana, Waxahachie and Midlothian Campuses.

NCDPS officers are licensed peace officers as defined under the laws of the State of Texas and thereby have the authority as peace officers. They are vested with all the powers, privileges, and immunities of Texas Peace Officers within the county, including all streets and roads in which the College owns, rents, leases or otherwise controls. The department’s law enforcement authority is defined within the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure as well as Chapter 51 of the Texas Education Code.

The Navarro College Department of Public Safety is dedicated to enhancing the opportunity for students, faculty and staff to participate in the educational experience by providing a safe and orderly environment. For more visibility and officer approachability, the Navarro College Department of Public Safety implemented a Bicycle Unit. We are planning for implementation of additional community policing efforts in the near future. Our department is committed to the prevention of crime and the protection of life and property.

The Navarro College Department of Public Safety has currently implemented a K-9 Unit. Sgt. Heath Oakley and his canine partner “Dixie” are here to serve the Navarro College community.

The Navarro College Department of Public Safety is a community-oriented police agency, therefore we endeavor to become involved in the College community, and we invite the College community to become involved with us.

Kraig Hawkins
Chief of Police