SOCCCD is committed to creating a safe and supportive environment where all members of the community can thrive.

We aim to provide public safety services by creating safe, secure, peaceful, and inclusive campus environments in which all persons may fully develop their individual potential without fear or undue risk of physical or emotional harm. Campus police departments use evidence-based policing practices guided by the principles of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility to advance access to education, educational equity, and opportunities for student success.


In alignment with the Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations (CCR § 59700-04), the District has formed a Public Safety Advisory Committee and the Board of Trustees has adopted the Public Safety Compact, and updated Board Policy 3500 and Administrative Regulation 3500Click the image below to view the Public Safety Compact document.

police officer tallking to woman with text" Public Safety Compact"

For questions regarding police services, please contact the respective college campus police department.

The Irvine Valley College and Saddleback College Campus Police Departments are service-oriented agencies. The departments are staffed by fully sworn peace officers, trained and regulated by standards established by the California Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Commission. The officers have the same authority as a Municipal Police Officer or County Deputy Sheriff.

College Police Officers are responsible for patrolling campus grounds, taking crime and incident reports, conducting investigations, enforcing all applicable laws, traffic regulations and providing a safe environment for our students, faculty, staff and guests. In addition, officers provide assistance with starting vehicles with dead batteries and helping on-campus motorists with lockouts.