The District Police Department is not a branch of any other law enforcement
agency. District Police Officers are empowered with full peace officer
status. They make felony and misdemeanor arrests, investigate crimes,
and enforce traffic laws. All District Police Officers have law enforcement
authority throughout the state. Each officer graduated from a regional
police academy and receives training throughout the year, including
firearms, defensive tactics, and first aid/CPR. All newly hired Police
Officers must pass a 16-week field training and evaluation program.
Police Officers receive specialized training in investigative
and tactical techniques, which include: evidence and property, crime
prevention, sexual assault investigation, advanced officer safety,
drug influence recognition, and disaster response, among others. Officers
take part in countywide meetings, regional police training planning,
and often assist local and state police agencies with law enforcement
duties. Each officer is a member of the Police Officers Research Association
Community Service Officers are the first line of support for the Police
Officers. Many are trained in, and have the responsibility for, field
evidence, taking crime reports, parking enforcement, records management,
and dispatch. They are trained in first aid and CPR. They also provide
general community oriented services such as battery jumps, door openings,
Cadets provide a high profile presence on SRJC sites by being in uniform
and carrying department radios. They assist both the Police Officers
and Community Service Officers in their duties.
The District Police Department of the Santa Rosa
Junior College is located in the Pedroncelli Center,
on the north corner of Elliott Avenue and Armory Drive.
Both the Santa Rosa and Petaluma campus offices are
open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at (707) 527-1000. Click
here for a map.
The District includes 13 sworn Police Officers, 6
police dispatchers, 12 unsworn Community Services Officers, and 15
to 30 Cadets (varies by semester). This Police Department was P.O.S.T. accredited
in 1988. SRJC has over 36,000 students, faculty, and staff a semester
combined with dozens of other sites across Sonoma County.
SRJC Emergency Text Messaging System, ALERTU.
ALERTU communicates official information during critical SRJC emergencies via text message to your cell phone.
Sign up instructions:
1. With your cell phone, text the letters SRJC to 253788. (253788 is the text phone number to the ALERTU system.)
2. You will receive a 'welcome' text message.
3. Reply with the letter "Y" for yes.
4. Program 253788 into your phone's address book under the name ALERTU. This will allow you to recognize the sender if an emergency message is sent.