Campus Police - Contact Numbers

Emergency Calls - Dial 911

Non-Emergency Calls - Dial Ext. 1111

By dialing Ext. 1111, you will be automatically transferred to the police officer on duty.

Crisis Management Calls - Dial Ext. 1100

By dialing Ext. 1100, several members of the Crisis Management Team are called and the first to answer will respond to your concern.

When calling from off campus:

Campus Police 903-693-1111

Tobacco-Free Campus

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The College Campus is a tobacco-free institution committed to providing its students and employees a safe and healthy environment. The use of all tobacco products shall be prohibited on all property owned or operated by the College District. This shall include buildings, grounds, sidewalks, and streets. This policy shall also apply to vehicles owned and operated by the College District.
Board Policy states:The use of all tobacco products and any electronic smoking or vapor emitting device shall be prohibited on all property owned or operated by the College District.
Smoking: Smoking shall not be permitted in any College building on or off campus. Smoking shall not be permitted in any building spave leased by the College or used for College programs. Smoke is defined as: "a visible suspension of carbon or other particles in air" (synonyms: fumes, exhaust, gas, vapor, smog) Therefore the use of all smoking devices is prohibited on all property owned or operated by the College District. This shall include buildings, grounds, sidewalks, and streets.
These policies prohibit the use of tobacco and smoking devices including but not limited to cigarettes, vapor cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigars, hooka or water pipe products, snuff, snus, clove, spit and smokeless tobaccoo, chew cigarettes, bidis, kreteks, and cigarillos.

Serving Students and Employees of Panola College

The primary goal of the Panola College Police Department is to serve and protect the social and academic environment that sustains and encourages moral and intellectual growth while preserving the legal rights of individuals.

The Police Department is composed of certified law enforcement officers who have the power to enforce all Texas laws and college regulations on the property owned or operated under the direction of Panola College.

An officer and/or additional staff members are on duty on a 24-hour basis. The force serves the staff and students by helping to maintain the safety and security of each person and his/her possessions while on campus.

The Police Department is housed in the Maintenance Building on the main campus which is located next to the student apartments.

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Panola College Campus Police


Panola College Police Officer Bryan Rickert has been named the institution's new Police Chief upon the retirement of Chief Ernie Davis effective February 1, 2016. Chief Rickert joined the Panola family in 2014. Rickert received his basic peace officer certification from East Texas Police Academy in 1990 and later received certification as a Master Peace Officer in 2008. His service history includes Waskom Police Department, Carthage Police Department, and served the Panola County Constable Pct. 2. as Reserve Officer. Prior to his police service, Rickert served 30 years for the City of Carthage retiring in 2011 as Fire Marshal.
Panola College Campus Police is dedicated to serve and protect students and employees.