Our top priority is to serve you and maintain safety across campus.

Mission Statement

The mission of Prince George’s Community College and Emergency Management is to support the college’s mission by providing a safe environment for all students, faculty, staff, and visitors through a proactive community policing philosophy, the enforcement of state and local laws, and the rules and regulations of the college.

Message From the Interim Chief

As the Chief of Police it is an honor to lead the men and women of the Prince George's Community College Police and Emergency Management Department. Our department provides full-time law enforcement and security services, as well as emergency preparedness services to the campus community. Our police officers are fully certified and have the same authority as any other police officer in the state of Maryland. However, that authority is limited to enforcing the laws within our primary jurisdiction, which includes is the Largo campus and other properties owned or operated by the college, including University Town Center, Laurel College Center, Skilled Trades Center, the Westphalia Training Center, and Joint Base Andrews.

The mission of the College Police and Emergency Management Department is to provide a safe and secure academic environment so that the college can fulfill its commitment to being the community’s first choice for innovative, high quality learning opportunities.

The men and women of the department are committed to working in collaboration with our students, faculty, and staff using a community-oriented approach to the delivery of high quality services. Through our outreach and proactive efforts, we are continually engaging with others to incorporate their recommendations on how best to provide for their safety and security needs. The safety and security of Prince George’s Community College is a shared responsibility, and as such we value the input of the college community in helping us to shape and enhance the safety infrastructure of our diverse community.

Most recently the department has been engaged in several community-based initiatives such as our Active Shooter Response Training program, our re-instituted Fire Drill program, the Digital Crime Prevention Safety Campaign, and our Domestic Violence Prevention Partnership with the Prince George’s County Office of the Sheriff. In spring 2019, we will be launching a “See Something, Say Something" initiative, making significant enhancements to our Emergency Management Plan, as well as formulating a Safety and Security Advisory Committee and working closer with our Student Government Association and the Office of Student Engagement and Leadership.

Our motto is “Serving and Protecting Every Hour, Every Day,” and the men and women of our department are dedicated to ensuring that we fulfill our motto in service to our students, faculty, staff, and visitors.

Lee K. James
Interim Police Chief at PGCC

Contact Us

College Police: 301-546-0666