Security and Safety

The Eastern Arizona College Campus Police Department is dedicated to providing a safe and secure environment for students, faculty and staff, and the surrounding community.

The department is staffed by fully certified law enforcement officers and part-time security officers who provide safety and security services 24 hours-a-day. Our law enforcement officers meet Arizona Peace Officer standards and training requirements, and are given the authority to enforce all campus rules, city ordinances, and state statutes.

Physical address:
EAC Police Department :
620 N. College Avenue
Thatcher, AZ 85552

Emergencies:
Dial 9-1-1
Campus phones may require dialing 9 then 9-1-1.

Non-emergencies:
Call Campus Police
Daytime: (928) 428-8240 or (928) 428-8241
After Hours: (928) 965-8240

Graham County Sherriff's Dispatch: (928) 428-0808
Dispatch will contact Campus Police

 

Daily Crime Log

A daily crime log listing all criminal and alleged criminal incidents reported to campus police or campus security is available on-site, during normal business hours, at each of the campuses:

Thatcher Campus
EAC Police Department
620 N. College Avenue
Thatcher, AZ 85552

Gila Pueblo Campus
Gila Pueblo Campus Administration Office
8274 Six Shooter Canyon Road,
Globe, AZ 85501

Payson Campus
Payson Campus Administration Office
201 N. Mud Springs Road
Payson, AZ 85541

Sex Offender Notification

Arizona Revised Statutes Title 13 - Criminal Code §13-3821 requires persons convicted of sexual offenses as described in that code to register within 72 hours with the Sheriff of the county they reside in after their release or move to a new location. The responsible law enforcement agency conducts a risk assessment of the offender's likelihood to re-offend and assigns a risk level to the sex offender. Level 1 (low risk), Level 2 (intermediate risk), and Level 3 (high risk).

Arizona Revised Statutes Title 13 - Criminal Code §13-3826 establishes a Community Notification Guidelines Committee composed of the State Attorney General, state legislators, representatives from the state's sheriffs, chiefs of police, county attorneys, adult probation officers, and parole administrators, the Director of the Department of Public Safety or their designee, the Director of the Department of Transportation or their designee, and a licensed psychologist examiner. This committee has established guidelines and monitors their implementation that provide levels of notification based on the risk that a particular offender poses to their community.

For Level 3 (high risk of re-offending) offenders and Level 2 (intermediate risk of re-offending) offenders, §13-3826 states the notification shall be made to the surrounding neighborhood, area schools, appropriate community groups, and prospective employers. The notification shall include a flyer with a photograph and exact address of the offender as well as a summary of the offender's status and criminal background. A press release and a level three flyer shall be given to the local electronic and print media to enable information to be placed in a local publication.

The Eastern Arizona College Police Department will be placing Level 2 and 3 Sex Offender notifications on its website as part of the compliance with the above requirement when it is determined that a Level 2 or 3 sex offender is a student or employee of the College. Additional sex offender information can be obtained on the Arizona Department of Public Safety Sex Offender website.

View Sex Offender Notification

 

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

In accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, 20 U.S.C. 1092(f) and the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008, the College provides an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. The report informs the campus community of campus safety information, Clery Act crime statistics, on-campus student housing fire data and statistics, and policies and procedures relating to sexual violence, emergency response, and other safety factors.

Additional copies are available at the Alumni Library (Thatcher Campus), the Learning Resource Center (Payson Campus), and the library (Gila Pueblo Campus). A paper copy of the report will be provided upon request at EAC’s District Office, located at 615 N. Stadium Avenue, Thatcher, AZ.