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The purpose of the Agency Spotlight is to highlight on IACLEA’s web site our institutional member agencies. In particular, we wish to highlight those agencies that have implemented innovative and exceptional programs in crime prevention, outreach, community policing, emergency management, use of technology, and other areas. If you would like your agency spotlighted, please complete the following form.


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Tyler Junior College Police Department - Tyler, Texas


Tyler Junior College was established in 1926 in the city of Tyler, located in Northeastern Texas.  It is a public community college that has approximately 100,000 residents.


The college is known for its Three Promises including; (1) A Quality Education, (2) A Vibrant Student Life, and (3) Community Service. In 2010, Tyler Junior College conducted its annual student survey of their overall experience and ways to improve. The unfortunate truth was, at that time, many in the community, particularly students, felt as though the college was not living up to its fullest potential.


College president, Dr. Mike Metke paid close attention to the concerns of the students and determined it was a time for a cultural shift.


Click to read how the college dramatically and impressively improved its culture of civility by:

  • Establishing a Civility Taskforce comprised of student leaders, faculty, staff, and administrators, which experimented with concepts that curtailed the negative tide and resulted in a major cultural change.
  • Implementing numerous crime prevention initiatives and physical changes on campus that focused on reducing fear and the opportunity for crimes to be committed.
  • Integrating with the local community by adopting community policing methods, as well as working with the local media and creating a Mutual Aid agreement with the local police department.