Police Department (KCPD)

KCPD is a state-certified police agency providing protection 24 hours-a-day, every day of the year.

About the KCPD:

The Kilgore College Police Department is a State-Certified police agency. We provide protection 24 hours-a-day, every day of the year. Our authority extends to the Kilgore College-Longview campus and any property owned or leased by Kilgore College. The officers are empowered to write citations, make arrests and investigate all criminal incidents on campus.

Protecting students, faculty and staff members:

The major responsibility for the safety and well-being of students, faculty and staff members at Kilgore College rests with the Kilgore College Police Department. The department recognizes that it has a wider mission than other law enforcement agencies, adding significantly to its responsibilities. Department personnel are sensitive to the unique nature of the college community - a diverse group of students, faculty and staff. This calls for a safe and orderly environment so that all members of the community can fulfill their individual missions.

As a service to the students, staff and visitors, campus police will assist with minor vehicle problems such as jump starting low batteries and accidental lock-outs.

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Ranger Alerts:

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Once signed up, you will receive a text message and/or e-mail about class cancelations, severe weather approaching campus and/or emergency notifications.

Active Shooter Training:

Take a minute to watch the video below that will help you make good decisions in case of an active shooter on campus.

KCPD

Parking, Traffic Rules and Regulations

The control of traffic on campus is a necessary part of the efficient operation of the College. All members of the College community are urged to familiarize themselves with these regulations and to cooperate in respecting them.

The policies and regulations contained herein are given the effect of law by Senate Bill 162, 60th Legislature, 1967, of which Section 2 is quoted in part below:

Each governing board of the State institutions of higher education of this state is hereby authorized to promulgate rules and regulations for the safety and welfare of students, employees, and property and such other rules and regulations as may be deemed necessary to carry out the provisions of this Act and the governance of the respective instructions, providing for the operation and parking of vehicles upon the grounds, streets, drives, and alleys or another institutional property under its control.

Kilgore College is a "Parking by Permit Only" campus. The operation of a motor vehicle or bicycle on college property is a PRIVILEGE granted by the college and is not an inherent right of any faculty/staff member, student, or visitor. All faculty/staff, students, and visitors who park on college property must have a valid Kilgore College issued parking permit or temporary parking permit.

The college assumes no liability and/or responsibility for damage to or theft of any vehicle parked or driven on campus. The college assumes no responsibility or any duty to protect any vehicle or its contents at any time the vehicle is operated or parked on the campus. No bailment is created by granting any parking or operating privileges regarding a vehicle on any property owned, leased, or otherwise controlled by the college. These regulations are in effect at all times on college property. Controlled parking areas include all parking lots on campus. Signs or pavement markings have been placed to designate these parking areas.

ARTICLE 1: AUTHORITY

SB 162 of the 60th Legislature now incorporated into the Texas Higher Education Code Subchapter E, paragraph 51.201-51.221.

ARTICLE 2: LAWS

State laws, city ordinances, and College rules and regulations (adopted by the Board of Trustees) are applicable and may be enforced on the College premises and referrals made to the appropriate court of jurisdiction.

ARTICLE 3: VEHICLE REGISTRATION

SECTION A - All vehicles, as defined by state law, operated on College premises must be registered with Kilgore College and the permit must be properly displayed.

SECTION B - Employees have ten (10) business days to register their vehicle upon commencement of employment or following the acquisition of a replacement vehicle if said vehicle will be operated on campus. Students have ten (10) business days - beginning on the first official class day of any semester - to register their vehicle.

SECTION C - The person who owns or registers a vehicle on campus is responsible for that vehicle and all parking violation citations issued thereto. If the person operating the vehicle is other than the registrant when the violation is committed, both the driver and the registrant may be cited.

SECTION D - The operation of motor vehicles on the premises of Kilgore College will be restricted to campus drives and parking lots unless special permission is granted by the Kilgore College Police Department for a specific purpose.

SECTION E - Citations received for any violation stated herein could result in the loss of parking privileges on the premises of Kilgore College unless the fines are paid within ten days, excluding holidays, weekends, and appeal processes.

SECTION F - Registration is for one (1) academic calendar year, beginning with the first official class day of the fall semester.

SECTION G- Vehicles may be registered during regular class registration at the registrant's respective campus. Employees, students, and visitors shall register their vehicles at either the police department on the Kilgore Campus or the police department on the Longview Campus.

ARTICLE 4: TYPES OF PERMITS

SECTION A - Permits are issued to full-time and part-time faculty and staff members for their use exclusively. Permits are marked Employee (E). These permits have a grey background and blue lettering. Employees may park in employee (E) and commuter (S) parking areas.

SECTION B - Permits are issued to Residence Life students and are marked Resident (R). The coloration of these permits changes on a yearly basis to reflect an academic year. These permits allow a driver to park in the residential lots (R) only.

SECTION C - Permits are issued to Commuter students and are marked Student (S). The coloration of these permits changes on a yearly basis to reflect an academic year.

SECTION D - Permits are issued to Authorized visitors and are marked Authorized (A). These permits have a white background with blue writing. This permit allows a driver to park in employee (E), commuter (S), and resident (R) parking areas.

SECTION E - All of the above permits become void on the effective date of any status change of the individual if the new status is not eligible for the original-type permit issue.

SECTION F - Temporary parking permits are issued to campus visitors who temporarily utilize a vehicle not registered with Kilgore College.

SECTION G - Between the hours of 5 and 11 p.m., Student and Resident drivers may park in the Employee parking areas.

ARTICLE 5: VISITOR'S PERMITS

A visitor shall be defined as anyone who has no affiliation, association, or relationship with Kilgore College as a student, faculty member, or employee, or as determined by the Chief of Campus Police.

SECTION A - Visitors are required to register the motor vehicle that is to be operated on the premises of Kilgore College. Visitors must obey traffic and parking regulations as a condition of remaining on the premises of the College.

1. Visitor Permits: Temporary Visitor Permits are issued on a temporary basis and expire on the date and time indicated on the permit. The expiration date and time will be determined at the time of the permit's issuance.

SECTION B - Department heads may request visitor permits from the Campus Police Department of their respective campus and dispense the permits to the people involved in short-term visits to the College for events such as meetings and seminars. A list should be forwarded to the Campus Police showing the course, estimated number attending, and inclusive dates at least one week prior to the beginning of the short-term visit.

ARTICLE 6: REGISTRATION FEES

A student is allowed one parking permit at no cost. There is a $15.00 per permit charge for students who need additional permits. There is no charge for faculty and staff members who register a vehicle.

ARTICLE 7: DISPLAY OF PERMIT

SECTION A - The parking permit must be properly displayed at all times while the vehicle is on college-owned property. Parking permits must be clearly visible and cannot be obscured in any way.

SECTION B - The correct way to display a parking permit is by hanging the permit from the vehicle's rear view mirror, facing the front of the vehicle, clearly visible through the front windshield.

SECTION C - Motorbikes, motorcycles, and motor scooters will have the parking permit affixed to the vehicle's gas tank, front forks, or a location easily seen.

SECTION D - Parking permits may not be altered in any way.

ARTICLE 8: HANDICAPPED PARKING

Those persons permanently disabled and who are confined to wheelchairs, or who have severe paralytic issues, should seek the issuance of a handicapped parking placard or license plates with the assistance of a physician. Persons who have either a handicapped placard or license plates may park in any parking space designated for handicapped vehicle parking.

ARTICLE 9: PERMIT ASSIGNMENT AND ENFORCEMENT

Traffic and parking regulations are enforced whenever Kilgore College Police officers are present on campus and on duty. The purchase or issuance of a motor vehicle registration permit does not guarantee a parking space on the premises of Kilgore College, nor does the absence of a parking space or inclement weather constitute a valid justification for violation of traffic and parking regulations. The mere fact that citations are not issued for an offense does not indicate that the regulations have been modified excluding that offense.

ARTICLE 10: SPECIAL OCCASIONS AND EMERGENCIES

On special occasions and in emergencies, parking and traffic limitations may be imposed by an officer of the Kilgore College Police Department or an employee of the Kilgore College Physical Plant, as required by conditions that prevail.

ARTICLE 11: TRAFFIC AND PARKING VIOLATIONS AND PENALTIES

The following are acts that constitute a violation of the traffic and parking regulations of Kilgore College and the fines that pertain to each:

PARKING is defined as "parking, stopping, or standing."

SECTION A - Regulations which are unique to this institution:

1. Failure to register a vehicle and display current permit

2. Improperly displaying a permit

3. Parking disregarding barricades, traffic cones, or traffic control devices

4. Parking in an area not specifically designated as a parking space, to include, but not limited to:

5. Lawn, grassy area, and turf

6. Sidewalks and/or crosswalks

7. No Parking Zones

8. Loading Zones (when not loading/unloading)

9. Service/Delivery areas

10. Blocking a drive/alley

11. Parking in Fire Lanes

12. Area not striped as a parking space

13. Double parked

14. Transferring citation to another vehicle

15. Failure to remove citation

16. Parking/storing a non-operating vehicle

17. Parking/storing trailer or boat

18. Parked facing traffic flow

19. Parking in authorized or restricted area without appropriate permit

All violations under Section A are a fine of $25 each.

Parking in or blocking handicap space or ramp carries a fine of $150.

SECTION B - Registration enforced and not covered by this publication:

1. All other laws regulating traffic within the State of Texas as defined within the State Traffic Code.

2. All regulations embodied in the ordinance of the city in which the campus is located governing and regulating traffic.

NOTE: Violations of the above-listed Kilgore College Traffic and Parking Regulations which also constitute a violation of current Texas State Traffic Code may be cited in the Justice of the Peace Court or Municipal Court located in the county having jurisdiction in lieu of, but not in conjunction with, the Kilgore College Police citation. In any event, persons receiving a citation shall comply with the instructions on the citation form or with the officer's directions.

ARTICLE 12: PROCEDURES FOR RECIPIENTS OF CITATIONS

SECTION A - Students, faculty, staff members, and visitors receiving a Kilgore College Police parking citation have five (5) business days from the date of issuance to pay the corresponding fine or request an appeal. Fines shall be paid at the Business Office (Cashier) of the respective campuses.

SECTION B - An appeal form may be obtained in the KC Devall Center - Game Room. Completed forms should be returned there also.

1. Appeal Process - If an appeal is submitted, an Appeal's Committee consisting of two (2) taff/faculty/administrators, two (2) students, and a chairperson selected from Administration. The Appeals Committee shall, under normal circumstances, be assembled once per month to hear appeals. The decision rendered by this Appeals Committee shall represent the final authority for traffic and parking violation grievances at Kilgore College.

SECTION C - Students with outstanding and overdue traffic and/or parking regulation violations are reported to the Vice President of Student Services, the Business Office, and the Admissions and Records Office. The citations must be paid in full as a condition of re-entry into academic study or to receive any permanent academic record.

SECTION D - Faculty and staff members with overdue traffic and/or parking regulation violations will be reported to the Director of Human Resources. Failure to pay fines by the following semester may result in the loss of driving and parking privileges on campus until the citations are paid in full.

SECTION E - The following conditions are enforced for those persons receiving multiple parking citations on a per-semester basis:

1. First offense: Fee based on violation (see Article 11).

2. Second offense: Fee based on violation (see Article 11).

3. Third offense: Fee based on violation (see Article 11), plus student referral to the Vice President of Student Development for possible disciplinary action.

4. Fourth offense: Fee based on violation (see Article 11), plus student referral to the Vice President of Student Development for possible
disciplinary action (to include possible suspension of the violator's driving privileges on campus).

5. Fifth offense:

a) Students: Fee based on violation (see Article 11), plus student referral to the Vice President of Student Development for possible
disciplinary action and removal of the vehicle from the campus at the owner's expense.

b) Employees: Fee based on violation (see Article 11), plus referral to employee's supervisor and removal of the vehicle from the
campus at the owner's expense.

c) Visitors: Fee based on violation (see Article 11), plus removal of the vehicle from the campus at the owner's expense.

ARTICLE 13: REMOVAL OF VEHICLES FROM THE COLLEGE PREMISES

SECTION A - The shift commander of the Kilgore College Police Department may have vehicles removed from the premises of the College at the owner's expense for the following reasons:

1. Five or more traffic rules and regulations violations per semester.

2. Displaying a lost or stolen permit on a vehicle.

3. Displaying an unauthorized permit on a vehicle.

4. Parking a vehicle on campus after driving/parking privileges have been denied.

5. Failure to display current valid license plates.

6. Parking, stopping, or standing in any Fire Lane.

7. Parking disregarding barricades or traffic cones erected by the Police Department or Physical Plant.

8. Parking on any lawn, sidewalk, or in any area that is restricted vehicular or pedestrian traffic.

9. The vehicle is endangering life or property (i.e. vehicle on fire, leaking fuel, etc.).

10. The vehicle is an obstruction to any emergency equipment.

11. The vehicle is blocking access to any building, loading zone, reserved area, barricades, or maintenance equipment.

12. A motor vehicle is parked in an area with "NO PARKING" signs or markings or an area not striped for parking.

13. Failure to obey the order of a Kilgore College Police officer.

14. Parking on a non-paved (grass or grounds) area.

15. A motor vehicle is parked in violation of the parking regulations and is blocking another vehicle to the point where the other vehicle is unable to move.

ARTICLE 14: BICYCLE REGULATIONS

SECTION A - Students, faculty, and staff members riding bicycles on the premises of Kilgore College are subject to all State laws pertaining to bicycles.

SECTION B - Additional Traffic and Parking regulations:

1. No bicycle will be ridden on sidewalks, walkways, lawn, or in any building, unless expressly approved for bicycle traffic by the Kilgore
College Police Department.

2. Bicycles may not be tied, locked, or secured in any way to permanent fixtures, to include: a. Trees, shrubs b. Handrails c. Walk guardrails d. In
or on any walkway

3. Bicycles secured to any permanent fixtures may be removed at the owner's expense.

4. Bicycles will not be taken into any building unless approved by both the Kilgore College Police Department and the department head in
charge of the building.

5. Violators of the above regulations shall be identified and disciplinary actions will be taken.
Necessary removal of a bicycle from the premises of Kilgore College shall be accomplished at the owner's expense.

ARTICLE 15: PEDESTRIAN REGULATIONS

SECTION A - Pedestrians on the premises of Kilgore College must not endanger their safety or constitute an unreasonable impediment to lawful vehicular traffic by crossing streets at other than authorized lanes or by willfully walking on or congregating in the streets.

SECTION B - Pedestrians will avoid walking across any area(s) not designated for pedestrian traffic.

ARTICLE 16: PARKING ZONE MARKINGS

SECTION A - All "No Parking" zones shall be marked with a sign or by yellow paint applied to the street or curb or both.

SECTION B - All "Fire Lanes" shall be marked with a sign or by red paint applied to the curb or street and stenciled "No Parking Fire Lane" or combination thereof.

SECTION C - All "Handicap" zones and parking spaces shall be marked with a handicap sign and have the curb marked with blue paint or handicap symbol or combination thereof.

SECTION 17: MOTORCYCLE PARKING

Areas are available in certain lots for motorcycle parking and motorcycles should park in these areas. Automobiles are prohibited from parking in designated motorcycle parking areas. Motorcycles may occupy automobile spaces if all motorcycle parking is full.

KCPD Cooperation with Other Law Enforcement Agencies

The KCPD cooperates with other law enforcement agencies at the local, county, state and federal level. This includes communications and the coordination of special events. The KCPD is part of the City of Kilgore Police Department communications system which provides for immediate mutual assistance.

Some of the agencies include:

Police association links:

Sex Offender Registration Information

In accordance with the "Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act" of 2000, which amends the Jacob Wetterling Crimes Against Children and Sexually Violent Offender Registration Act, the Jeanne Clery Act and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, the Kilgore College Police Department is providing a link to the Texas state sex offender registry.

Persons wishing to inquire concerning registered sex offenders on campus may search the Texas Department of Public Safety registered sex offender database. A specific link is provided for searching by institution of higher education.

Kilgore College Police Department also maintains a list of registered sex offenders who are either a student, staff, faculty member, or volunteer on campus. This list is open to public inspection during regular business hours (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) Monday through Friday.

Registered sex offenders who are students, staff, faculty, or volunteers on campus are required to notify the law enforcement agency in which they are registered of their affiliation with Kilgore College. Registered sex offenders are further required to notify the Chief of Police of Kilgore College of their affiliation.

Notice to Registered Sex Offenders:

If you are employed at, carry on a vocation at, or are a student at Kilgore College, you must notify the campus Chief of Police that you will be attending classes, have become employed, or will be carrying on a vocation. This includes both part-time and full-time students as well as part-time and full-time workers. This also includes non-paid volunteer positions. This includes both in-state and out-of-state residents.

A person subject to the notification requirement must notify the campus Chief of Police not later than the later of the seventh day after the date on which the person begins to work or attend school or the first date the applicable authority by policy allows the person to register.

Kilgore College maintains a strict zero-tolerance policy for violators of this provision. Persons found to be in violation of this provision will be reported to the jurisdiction in which the sex offender is registered.

The relevant sections of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure are attached:

Art. 62.151. DEFINITIONS. For purposes of this subchapter, a person:

(1) is employed or carries on a vocation if the person works or volunteers on a full-time or part-time basis for a consecutive period exceeding 14 days or for an aggregate period exceeding 30 days in a calendar year;

(2) works regardless of whether the person works for compensation or for governmental or educational benefit; and

(3) is a student if the person enrolls on a full-time or part-time basis in any educational facility, including:

(A) a public or private primary or secondary school, including a high school or alternative learning center; or

(B) a public or private institution of higher education.

Art. 62.152. REGISTRATION OF CERTAIN WORKERS OR STUDENTS.

(a) A person is subject to this subchapter and, except as otherwise provided by this article, to the other subchapters of this chapter if the person:

(1) has a reportable conviction or adjudication;

(2) resides in another state; and

(3) is employed, carries on a vocation, or is a student in this state.

(b) A person described by Subsection (a) is subject to the registration and verification requirements of Articles 62.051 and 62.058 and to the change of address requirements of Article 62.055, except that the registration and verification and the reporting of a change of address are based on the municipality or county in which the person works or attends school. The person is subject to the school notification requirements of Articles 62.053-62.055, except that notice provided to the superintendent and any administrator is based on the public school district in which the person works or attends school.

(c) A person described by Subsection (a) is not subject to Article 62.101.

(d) The duty to register for a person described by Subsection (a) ends when the person no longer works or studies in this state, provides notice of that fact to the local law enforcement authority in the municipality or county in which the person works or attends school, and receives notice of verification of that fact from the authority. The authority must verify that the person no longer works or studies in this state and must provide to the person notice of that verification within a reasonable time.

(e) Notwithstanding Subsection (a), this article does not apply to a person who has a reportable conviction or adjudication, who resides in another state, and who is employed, carries on a vocation, or is a student in this state if the person establishes another residence in this state to work or attend school in this state. However, that person remains subject to the other articles of this chapter based on that person's residence in this state.

Reenacted and amended by Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 1008, Sec. 1.01, eff. September 1, 2005.

Art. 62.153. REGISTRATION OF WORKERS OR STUDENTS AT INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION.

(a) Not later than the later of the seventh day after the date on which the person begins to work or attend school or the first date the applicable authority by policy allows the person to register, a person required to register under Article 62.152 or any other provision of this chapter who is employed, carries on a vocation, or is a student at a public or private institution of higher education in this state shall report that fact to:

(1) the authority for campus security for that institution; or

(2) if an authority for campus security for that institution does not exist, the local law enforcement authority of:

(A) the municipality in which the institution is located; or

(B) the county in which the institution is located, if the institution is not located in a municipality.

(b) A person described by Subsection (a) shall provide the authority for campus security or the local law enforcement authority with all information the person is required to provide under Article 62.051(c).

(c) A person described by Subsection (a) shall notify the authority for campus security or the local law enforcement authority not later than the seventh day after the date of termination of the person's status as a worker or student at the institution.

(d) The authority for campus security or the local law enforcement authority shall promptly forward to the administrative office of the institution any information received from the person under this article and any information received from the department under Article 62.005.

(e) Subsection (a)(2) does not require a person to register with a local law enforcement authority if the person is otherwise required by this chapter to register with that authority.

(f) This article does not impose the requirements of public notification or notification to public or private primary or secondary schools on:

(1) an authority for campus security; or

(2) a local law enforcement authority, if those requirements relate to a person about whom the authority is not otherwise required by this chapter to make notifications.

(g) Notwithstanding Article 62.059, the requirements of this article supersede those of Article 62.059 for a person required to register under both this article and Article 62.059.

(Reenacted and amended by Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 1008, Sec. 1.01, eff. September 1, 2005.)

Policies on Alcohol, Drugs and Weapons

Drugs:

Unsupervised use, possession, sale, production or distribution of any drug classified as illegal or illegal when not used in the presence of a certified medical professional, is prohibited by State law. Any violation of this law on-campus will result in an investigation. The drug-free zone for Kilgore College extends 1,000 feet beyond the campus perimeter.

Offenses occurring off-campus will be investigated by the corresponding police jurisdiction. Individuals who are determined to be in violation of the law will be criminally prosecuted, and students may also incur Kilgore College disciplinary action.

Alcohol:

Kilgore College is a dry-campus, meaning that no person is allowed to consume alcohol on the premises, regardless of their age. The use, possession and/or distribution of beverages containing alcohol is prohibited on-campus. Students may not have alcoholic beverages in their residence hall rooms and violations can result in disciplinary action. The State law applies to everyone in regards to underage and excessive consumption; violations can result in criminal citations and/or arrest.

Weapons:

State law prohibits the possession, carrying or use of illegal weapons or firearms on property that is owned or controlled by Kilgore College. All of these actions are considered to be felony offenses. The weapons-free zone for Kilgore College extends 600 feet beyond the campus perimeter.

The only exception to this policy is for authorized law enforcement officers or other persons specifically authorized by Kilgore College. Student violations of this policy may additionally result in disciplinary action.

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For information about KCPD:

Police Department - Kilgore campus
KCPD
Phone:
(903) 983-8650
Office:
Devall Student Center (DSC), East End
Police Department - Longview campus
KCPD
Phone:
(903) 236-2011
Office:
Longview Hendrix Building