Our mission is to provide a safe and secure environment while respecting the rights and dignity of all persons utilizing the facilities and programs of El Camino College.
The Police Department has a staff of approximately 30 full-time and part-time employees who are dedicated to making El Camino College a safe and welcoming environment.
At the El Camino College Police Department, our mission is to provide a safe and secure environment while respecting the rights and dignity of all individuals. The safety and well-being of our students, faculty, staff and visitors is always our primary concern.
We have implemented new technology and campus safety upgrades, including security cameras and improved communication systems, to better respond to the needs of our community. The El Camino College Police Department also offers a wide variety of crime prevention programs and support services.
Even with all of these safety measures in place, a truly safe campus can only be achieved through the cooperation of students, faculty, and staff. These webpages are a part of the effort to ensure that we meet this goal. We hope that you will read them carefully and use this information to become our partners in crime prevention.
Each member of our department staff is committed to working with all constituent groups on campus, with the goal of becoming better acquainted with the people we serve. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our office.
Chief of Police
The Police Department has adopted the community-oriented policing philosophy throughout our organization. We believe that this policing style and philosophy has made us more effective in policing the campus community and with meeting the needs of our community.
The department also employs part-time student workers (police cadets) who provide a wide variety of support services that assist the Police Department in providing quality law enforcement services to the campus community. Some of these services include securing and un-securing of facilities, picking up found property, making student notifications, parking enforcement, operating the campus courtesy shuttle and assisting the public at the front desk of the Police Department.
The Police Department is a full-service law enforcement agency that fully subscribes to the standards of the California Peace Officers Standards and Training Commission (POST). El Camino College was one of the first California Community Colleges in the state to form and maintain a POST-certified Police Department.
Police officers regularly attend advanced officer training courses to keep them current with the latest law enforcement practices and methods and to meet statewide POST training requirements.
Officers receive the same training as city or county law enforcement agencies throughout the state, plus additional training to meet the unique needs of a campus community. The Police Department works very closely with other law enforcement agencies so that we can maintain effective communications and coordinate our efforts to provide quality safety services.
We believe that by working in partnership with the campus community, we can be more effective in making El Camino College a safe and inclusive environment for our students, staff and visitors. We have always enjoyed an excellent relationship with the campus community that we serve. Please don't hesitate to contact us if we can be of any assistance.
The following document(s) are published in compliance with California Senate Bill 978. Please note that the El Camino College Police Department policy manual has multiple changes throughout the year. Due diligence will be made to ensure the updated policy is published in a reasonable amount of time.
The El Camino Community College District Police Advisory Committee works with the Chief of Police and the Police Department to provide quality police and safety services to the campus community.
The Police Advisory Committee is made up of representatives from campus management, faculty, staff, and students.
The committee assists the chief of police and the District with identifying campus crime and safety concerns and provides valuable feedback on the quality and level of service provided by the Police Department to the campus community. The committee meets quarterly on the second Wednesday of the month or on an as-needed basis. Go to the ECC Portal for meeting minutes.
If you are interested in learning more about this committee or are interested in becoming a member, please contact Chief of Police Michael Trevis at 310-660-3100.
The El Camino Community College District Parking & Traffic Advisory Council works with the District and Police Services to maintain and improve quality parking facilities and services for the staff, students and visitors of the campus.
The council meets every other month and is made up of representatives from campus management, faculty, staff, and students.
Some of the issues the council addresses are parking availability, signage, lighting, disabled parking, enforcement, traffic flow, parking permit requirements and the campus courtesy shuttle service.
If you have any concerns that you would like to bring to the attention of the Parking and Traffic Advisory Council, please contact Parking Services at 310-660-6769.