Frequently asked questions

What are the differences between Police Officers, Guards, and Cadets?

The Tyler Junior College Police Department has three different groups of officers: police, guards, and cadets.

Tyler Junior College's Police Officers are commissioned law enforcement officers with full police authority. The uniformed officers wear dark blue uniforms with a "Police" patch on both sleeves, and are armed.

The Guard division of the Tyler Junior College Police Department consists of non-commisioned officers. Their duties consists of assisting TJC Officers with routine duties. Guards wear a dark blue uniform shirt with a "Guard" patch on the left sleeve and an Texas flag patch on the right sleeve.

Campus Police cadets consist of Criminal Justice students within Tyler Junior College. Their duties consist of parking enforcement and foot patrol. Cadets provide foot patrols in security sensitive areas and stationary security at various locations on campus. Cadets wear a dark blue uniform with a "Cadet" patch on the left sleeve and a Texas flag patch on the right sleeve.