MiraCosta College employs Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) certified police officers whose peace officer authority extends throughout California. The members of the MiraCosta College Police Department (MCPD) are responsible for protecting life and property on or near any property owned or controlled by the MiraCosta Community College District.
MiraCosta College complies with California law in recognizing orders of protection (EPO, CPO & TRO). Any person who obtains an order of protection from California should provide a copy to College Police and the office of the Title IX coordinator.
MCPD is responsible for the coordination of Emergency Preparedness for the District. MCPD also provides other services to students, staff, and faculty including:
- Faculty/Staff/Student Escorts
- Emergency call boxes
- Vehicle Lock Outs
- Vehicle Jump Starts
- Lost and Found
- Traffic Control
- Community Oriented Policing Events
- Speakers for orientation, safety presentations, etc.
Our mission is to work as a team and in partnership with the community to provide MiraCosta College with the most professional, effective police and safety services possible, always keeping in mind ethical standards, constitutional safeguards, and respect for the human dignity of all persons.