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Yavapai College Campus Safety

"Encouraging Civility and Respect for All People."

Welcome to the Yavapai College Campus Safety Department

Cheif Tyran PayneThe Yavapai College Campus Safety Department (YCCS) is a full service police department staffed by certified Arizona Peace Officers, trained Safety Officers, professional administrative personnel, and a certified Victim Services Provider.

We have the same responsibilities and authority as municipal, county or state police agencies. We work to promote safety and responsibility through education and awareness, training and interactive networking, and when necessary, enforcement of the law.

The YCCS team carries out their duties in a manner that reflects the Community Policing Philosophy and Outward Mindset.

The primary role of the YCCS is to promote a safe environment to enhance the educational experience of our students and provide assistance and protection to all on our campuses.

Safeguarding personal and college district property is also a role of the police department. The YCCS takes pride in providing a high level of customer service. We believe it is a privilege to provide public safety service to the visitors and students, faculty and staff, and the entire campus community.

YCCS is always interested in your thoughts and input about the safety of our campuses. Whether in Prescott, Clarkdale, Sedona, Chino Valley or Prescott Valley, please don’t hesitate to contact the campus safety department with your compliments, concerns or complaints.

You may also contact me directly.  I can be reached at: tyran.payne@yc.edu or by phone at: 928-771-6132.



Tyran Payne

Chief of Police, Yavapai College

Contact Us

  • Prescott Campus (Building 28) : (928) 237-0420 - 24/7 coverage
  • CTEC: (928) 237-0935
  • Verde Valley Campus (Building F) and Sedona Center: (928) 239-0172
  • Prescott Valley Center: (928) 237-0979


Emergency Telephones - Locations & Operation

PoliceOur campuses are equipped with emergency telephones so you can easily call for help if you need it. Just locate the emergency telephones topped with a blue light. You can also view a campus map of the emergency phone locations.

In an emergency, press the large red button. It's like dialing '911'

Campus Safety and local area law enforcement will be immediately notified of the emergency and respond. As long as it is safe to do so, please stay by the emergency phone until an officer arrives.

The black button is for non-emergency purposes. It rings directly to the Campus Safety Department. Consider using the emergency phone's black button for issues including: disabled vehicle assistance, unlocking of a classroom, reporting minor injuries, traffic accidents without injuries, lost and found assistance, or if you are lost and in need of directions.

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