The Red Rocks Community College Campus Police Department

Red Rocks Community College Campus Police is here to serve everyone in our college community.   We are well aware and very upset at the indefensible use of force by police.  Incidents involving unjustified and excessive force by police are abhorrent and objectionable to us, and I want to ensure everyone that this is not who we are. The RRCC Campus Police values every member of our college community. We hold ourselves to the highest standard of ethics and integrity.  We will treat everyone with the utmost dignity and respect, while providing a safe environment that is equitable for our diverse community.     

The RRCC Campus Police Department supports and embraces recent laws involving police accountability passed by the Colorado legislature in July 2020 (Police Accountability Bill SB 20-217). Although not required for a Campus Police force, we are committed to incorporating body worn cameras and are in the process of acquiring them.  These cameras will reinforce our deep commitment of accountability and transparency to our campus constituents and will help to instill the continued confidence in our department and our peace officers.   

Our department takes great pride in being responsive to our community’s needs and will continue to provide professional service of the utmost integrity in the most conscientious manner. I believe that our campus police success has always come from the great relationships we have worked hard to nurture with our community through listening and interacting on a daily basis.  As a way of helping to accomplish this, we will provide open forums for students, faculty, and staff both live and via web-based formats, as conditions allow.  We are committed to working with our community openly and without reservation so that concerns can be voiced, and solutions realized.    

Sincerely and respectfully,

Anthony Schaller, Interim Chief of RRCC Campus Police

Red Rocks Community College Campus Police Department was established in 1986 with only one Chief of Police and one Officer. Today the Red Rocks Campus Police Department currently has a Chief, a Sergeant, a Police Services Manager, five full-time officers, and three full-time dispatchers.

RRPD is a full service Police Department and is responsible for providing law enforcement services and ensuring public safety throughout both the Lakewood Campus and Arvada Campus. We take great pride in ensuring that all students, staff, faculty, and visitors have a safe and secure campus, free of crime and safety hazards.

Our department strives to build strong and effective community partnerships. These relationships allow us to work together to reduce crime and enhance the quality of life and education for those who attend or visit Red Rocks.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Enforce State and local criminal statutes
  • Crime prevention
  • Traffic enforcement
  • Criminal Investigations (misdemeanor and felony)
  • Civil disputes
  • Medical emergencies
  • Parking enforcement
  • Foot patrol
  • Community Policing
  • Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT)
  • Critical incidents
  • Crisis Intervention Team (CIT)
  • Assists to other agencies