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

Panola College Campus Police:

Jeff Jones, Chief of Police

Sheila Ritter, Police Officer

Andy Nixon, Police Officer

Jeff Price, Police Officer

Ernie Davis, Part-Time Police Officer

Greg Gani, Part-Time Police Officer

Mark Dickerson, Part-Time Police Officer

Ricky Evans, Security Officer

Rickey Smith, Security Officer

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 available to be reached in person or by telephone 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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Campus Information

Student Right to Know Campus Security Data Analysis

Campus Fire Summary Data Information 

Campus Safety and Security Survey Certificate

  About Campus Parking

  Clery Act Information

  Crime Prevention Tips

  Crisis Management Plan

Key Request Form

  Parking Permit Form

  Traffic and Parking Regulations

  Safety Plan for Panola College

  SaVe Act Information for Panola College

  Sexual Assault Policy

  Violations and Fines

  Crime Prevention

Hot Links

Officers Network

The Department of Homeland Security

Texas Department of Public Safety Sex Offender Database

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

The Recovery Village - Student Assistance for alcohol/drug recovery

Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation in Texas
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Panola College and Campus Carry                               Effective August 1, 2017

Texas Senate Bill 11

An Act relating to the carrying of handguns on the campuses of and certain other locations associated with institutions of higher education, providing a criminal penalty.


Campus Carry - individuals holding a handgun license will be able to carry a concealed handgun on the Panola College main campus as well as other Panola College locations and into many buildings.

Exclusionary Zone - any premise in which the carry of a concealed handgun is prohibited by virture of Texas statute or these rules.

Handgun - any firearm that is designed, made, or adapted to be fired with one hand.

Concealed Handgun - the presence of a handgun is not openly discernible to the ordinary observation of a reasonable person. * Must carry "on or about your person". The handgun needs to be close enough to you where you can grasp it within immediate reach. Ex: backpack, purse.


  • Receive a Class A misdemeanor and an offense report will be generated.
  • Students as well as employees will be reported to the Campus Police department.
  • Arrest - *Totality of the circumstance.
  • NOTICE: It is the responsibility of the license holder to know the laws and know where a handgun can and cannot be carried.




1. Must have a LTC (license to carry) or a CHL (concealed handgun license).

2. Weapon must be CONCEALED at all times.

3. Follow Penal Code 30.06 for Exclusionary Zones. 

Handguns Prohibited

 Websites for more information:

Panola College Campus Carry Regulations

Texas Department of Public Safety

Texas Legislature Online

Students for Concealed Carry

Armed Campuses

For more information: Contact Panola College Campus Police