The police department employs officers between the hours of 6:00 am to 12:00 am, 365 days a year. The department is an authorized terminal user of all local, regional, state and federal criminal justice information systems (e.g., wanted persons, DMV, stolen vehicles/property, criminal records, etc.).
Our goal is to provide timely and appropriate responses to community problems and needs. Police officers of the Glendale Community College Police Department are armed, duly sworn peace officers of the State of California . Empowered by section 830.32 of the California Penal Code, officers possess the same authority, and adhere to the same state-mandated standards, as municipal police officers. Therefore, under California law, the officers authority extends to any place in the state for the purpose of performing their primary duty or when making an arrest pursuant to section 836, however, we concentrate our efforts on the campus and its immediate environment. Our department enjoys a positive and close working relationship with the City of Glendale Police Department, with whom we share proximity, mutual interests, and geographic jurisdiction.
GCCPD officers may work in uniform or plain-clothes. They provide a full range of police related services, including: primary emergency responses; preventative patrols; initial investigation of observed, reported, or suspected crimes; enforcement of all applicable laws; follow-up and specialized criminal investigations; crime prevention; community liaison and relations; VIP/dignitary protection; special event security; traffic activities (enforcement and accident investigations); parking enforcement; and, campus escorts of students, faculty, or staff.
Persons arrested by the GCCPD officers are processed in accordance with prevailing practices in Los Angeles County, which can include: Citation and release; booking into the City of Glendale Police Jail; filing of charges with, and prosecution through, the District Attorney's Office; and formal trial. Additionally, GCC affiliates (student, faculty, staff) may be subject to additional (Administrative/Code of Conduct) sanctions.
The GCC Police Department also employs Police Cadets to support the patrol division and gain experience in the field of law enforcement. GCC Police Cadets are trained in police tactics and emergency response. All GCC Police Cadets are also GCC students and our Cadet Program has an outstanding reputation Statewide. Applications are available at the Police Station lobby.