ACC Police Department Mission and Diversity Statements

Mission Statement

The mission of the Austin Community College Police Department is to provide for the safety and security of students, faculty, and staff, and the general public while on or in any property or facility owned or operated by the College. 

The department acts to deter crime, protect property, preserve the peace, and enforce all federal, state, and local laws within its jurisdiction. In accomplishing this mission, Department employees shall apply the law and policy in an equitable and consistent manner, maintain a customer-service orientation, and treat everyone with respect.

Diversity Statement

The Austin Community College District Police Department recognizes that diversity, the differences between people, exists as a driving force in our interactions with people and institutions in the College community. We recognize, as well, that our authority, and, ultimately, our institutional existence, is predicated upon the people in our community.

In order to provide the highest quality of police service, we must be committed to the recognition and reflection of that diversity and incorporate its realities into our strategic planning and our day to day operations. Moreover, District Police is committed to the belief that there is an intrinsic worth in all people, an irreducible quality whose protection and benefit is the basis for police service.

We believe that the recognition of diversity is no less than the recognition of this worth. A commitment to honor the rights and provide for the needs of all people equally is our expression of this recognition.