Support Services

Support Services, under the direction of Captain Jesse Pena (361-825-5764), is divided into three divisions; Communications, Security Services and Parking Control.


The Communications division is the center of information for the University Police Department and consists of seven dispatchers. The Communications division operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.   UPD dispatchers answer and direct all calls coming into the police department and utilize an automated Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) system to track events, officers’ responses and status. This division also utilizes the Texas Law Enforcement Telecommunication System (TLETS) as well as the National Law Enforcement Telecommunication System (NLETS). TLETS and NLETS link together local, state, federal, and international law enforcement agencies for the purpose of information exchange.  The dispatchers are also responsible for activating the university’s Emergency Mass Notification systems.

For more information or questions related to the Communications Division, contact Sr. Dispatcher Melinda Barajas (361-825-2277)

Security Services:

The Security Services division provides static post security to various locations on and off campus.  The division consists of a supervisor and 15 part-time security officers.  Security officers work at the Antonio Garcia Arts and Education Center, The Art Museum of South Texas, and the Mary and Jeff Bell Library.

Parking Control:

 The purpose of the Parking Control division is to provide parking to all students, faculty, staff and guests of TAMU-CC.  Parking on campus is by permit only.  The Parking Control division consists of one supervisor and three parking control officers. All requests for reserving parking lots or  parking spaces on campus must be authorized by the Parking Control division.

 For more information, questions or special requests related to parking, contact Parking Control supervisor Roy Dilks (361-825-2460)

Security Systems:

The Security Systems Office manages the campus wide security camera system. In coordination with the Communication Division, it provides around the clock camera system monitoring. The office also manage the campus wide access control system including all SandDollar$ swipe card access and door key requests. The Security System Office consists of one supervisor and two part time camera operators.

For more information or questions concerning Security Systems, contact 361-825-3739 or click here.