Midland College PD • Crime Prevention • Personal Safety

Emergency: 911          MCPD: (432) 685-4734

The mission of the Midland College Police Department is to maintain a safe environment for students, staff, and visitors.  It is our goal to assist you in any way possible. Your safety is of great importance to us.  In keeping with this mission we provide many services to the public.

Bomb Threats | Child Safety | Personal Safety | Rape Prevention | Telephone Safety  

Theft Prevention | Weapons on Campus | Information for Victims


Walking Safety


 • If your purse or backpack is snatched, don’t fight it. There is nothing in it that can’t be replaced. It is

   not worth getting hurt over.
 • Avoid walking alone as much as possible. Having other people nearby is a great defense.
 • Be alert when you’re alone. Be aware of who is around you.
 • Walk confidently, directly and at a steady pace. Attackers look for someone who appears vulnerable.
 • Walk near the curb; avoid shrubbery or other places of concealment.
 • Avoid isolated or poorly-lit places and unpopulated areas, such as alleys, and vacant lots or buildings.
 • Do not hitchhike.
 • Be careful when people in a car stop and ask you for directions. Always reply from a distance and 
never get too close to the car.

 • If you think you are being stalked, call 911 or MCPD at (432) 685-4734. 


Elevator Safety


 • Always stand near the control panel.
 • If you suspect trouble or are attacked, push the alarm button and as many floor buttons as possible

   so that the elevator will halt quickly, probably at the next floor.
 • Respond to instinct, intuition or gut reactions. Don’t get on an elevator with someone who makes

   you feel uneasy.
 • If other passengers get off, leaving you with someone who makes you feel uneasy, get off with other

   passengers and wait for the next elevator.
 • Allow other passengers to push the buttons for their floors first.


Permission to reproduce these protocols was granted by University of Texas Police Department in Austin, Texas.

mcpdpatchThe mission of the Midland College Police Department is to maintain a safe environment for students, staff, and visitors.

Room 136, Scharbauer Student Center
MC Main Campus, 3600 North Garfield 
Midland, TX 79705
Phone: 432-685-4734 or (Emergency 432-685-4911)
Fax: 432-685-6836