A. Police Officers of the Alamo
Colleges are commissioned by the Governing Board of Trustees and licensed by
the state of Texas as peace officers. The officers are vested with all the
power, privileges, and immunities of peace officers in the enforcement of state
and federal statutes and the rules and regulations promulgated by the Board of
Trustees of the Alamo Colleges.
B. Nothing in these regulations is
intended to limit or restrict the authority of the Alamo Colleges to promulgate
and enforce appropriate rules and regulations for the orderly conduct of the
District in carrying out its purposes and objectives or the right of separate
jurisdiction relating to the conduct of its students and personnel.
C. The criminal laws of the United
States, the state of Texas, and the general policies of the Alamo Colleges are
hereby declared to be in full force and effect on all campuses and property of
D. The operation of a motor vehicle
or bicycle on the property of the Alamo Colleges is a privilege granted by the
District and is not an inherent right of any employee, student, or visitor. All
employees or students who have vehicles in their possession, or control for
use, or operation, who park on the property of the District must, without
exception, properly display a Vehicle Registration Tag/Decal.
PURCHASE OF A VEHICLE
REGISTRATION TAG OR DECAL DOES NOT GUARANTEE A PLACE TO PARK ON ALAMO COLLEGES
E. Campus parking Enforcement
personnel as may be designated by the Administration are empowered by the Board
of Trustees to issue District Administrative citations for violations of the
District Traffic/Parking Rules and Regulations. Campus Parking Enforcement
personnel may be full-time, part-time, work-study or student assistant
personnel employed by the Alamo Colleges Police Department. Only peace officers
(Police Officers) can issue citations that can be processed through the courts.
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defined and understood to include all property at St. Philip's College and
Southwest Campus, San Antonio College, Palo Alto College, Northwest Vista
College, Northeast Lakeview College, Central Texas Technology Center, Westside
Education Training Center, Greater Kerrville Education Center, First Responder
Academy, District Administration offices, and any properties leased or rented
by the District.
Motor vehicle is
understood to include automobiles, trucks, scooters, motorcycles and
Driver is every
person who drives, operates or is in actual physical control of a motor
Student is every
person duly registered, enrolled and attending classes offered by the Alamo
every person permanently or temporarily employed by the Alamo Colleges,
regardless of whether the person is employed with salary or without salary; to
include those persons who perform a service to the Campus.
any person afoot.
is defined as the person who registers with the Alamo Colleges in order to
obtain a Vehicle Registration Tag/Decal or with the state in which licensing of
the vehicle was issued.
those individuals who conduct business with or who render a service to the
Alamo Community College District and who are not otherwise eligible for parking
privileges. Students and employees are prohibited from parking in visitor
spaces at any Alamo Colleges property . Visiting students and employees
to the District Administration Office and the Community and Education Service
Center may park in visitor spaces.
Tag/Decal may be of any design or configuration as designated and must
be displayed in a manner as prescribed by the Alamo Colleges.
Persons who have purchased an Alamo
Colleges Vehicle Registration Tag/Decal for the current year; CE students
registered in a course lasting forty contact hours, or less; all GED, E.S.L. and
J.T.P.A. students may obtain temporary vehicle parking permits without cost
from any of the Campus Business Offices. All other persons who are not
students, faculty, or staff who have legitimate business at Alamo Colleges may
obtain temporary vehicle parking permits without cost from any Campus Police
Office. New faculty and staff in-processing through Human Resources will
receive a temporary vehicle parking permits from District Police Department.
shall be described as a notice of violation issued for violation of the Texas
Transportation Code and shall be issued only by Alamo Colleges Police Officers.
shall be described as a notice of violations issued for violation of the
Parking and Traffic Rules and Regulations of the Alamo Colleges. Those persons,
as designated by the administration, may issue this citation.
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III. General Provisions
A. Pursuant to the authority granted
by Penal Code Act 2.12 Sections 51.201 et seq., 54.005, 54.503, 65.31, and
71.01 et seq. of Title 3 of the Texas Education Code, the Board of Trustees of
the Alamo Colleges has promulgated parking rules and regulations to regulate
and control parking and traffic and the use of parking facilities, to provide
for the issuance of motor vehicle identification and insignia (Vehicle
Registration Tag/Decal), and to provide for jurisdiction over offenses.
B. These regulations and procedures
are applicable to any person on the properties of the Alamo Colleges. These
rules and regulations are supplementary to the statues of the state of Texas.
C. The Alamo Colleges is not
responsible for fire, theft, damage to, or loss of any vehicles parked or
operated on Alamo Colleges properties.
D. The Alamo Colleges reserves the
right, under the provisions of Article 6687-9, Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes
and Section 51.202, Texas Education Code, to impound, or cause to be impounded,
any vehicle found in violation of the Texas Transportation Code or Parking and
Traffic Rules and Regulations of the Alamo Colleges.
E. The District shall not, nor shall
any of its employees, be liable or assume any responsibility for the loss or
damage suffered because of such impoundment or relocation of a vehicle.
F. When any person is charged with
having stopped, parked and left standing a vehicle on properties of Alamo
Colleges, in violation of any provisions of the Alamo Colleges Traffic Rules
and Regulations, proof that said vehicle on the date and time of the offense
was bearing a valid Alamo Colleges Vehicle Registration Tag/Decal shall
constitute evidence that said vehicle was then and there stopped, parked and
left standing be the holder of the Vehicle Registration Tag/Decal. However, if
the vehicle does not bear a valid Alamo Colleges Vehicle registration
Tag/Decal, proof that said vehicle on the date and time of the offense alleged,
was owned by an individual is evidence that said vehicle was then and there
stopped, parked and left standing by said individual.
G. On special occasions and in
emergencies, the Chief of Public Safety, or his/her designated representatives
may impose temporary parking and traffic control restrictions. These temporary
restrictions shall have all the force of other written regulation and shall be
subject to the same penalties.
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IV. Vehicle Registration
A. Only motor vehicles with a valid
Alamo Colleges Vehicle Registration Tag/Decal properly displayed may park on
campus. Visitors to the campus are exempt from this requirement.
B. To obtain an Alamo Colleges
Vehicle Registration Tag/Decal, a person must be in possession of a valid
campus identification card, state vehicle registration card(s) or valid
insurance card(s), and driver's license. Vehicle registration Tags/Decals may
be purchased from the business offices at any college campus.
(1) Employees may purchase Decal/Tag
online or at any of the Bursar's offices.
** Exemptions may be
authorized through the president's office.
a. Make, Year, Model, Body Style,
License Plate Number and state of registration must be placed on the Vehicle
Registration Form for all vehicles that will be using the Vehicle Registration
C. Vehicle Registration Tags/Decals
are valid from September 1 through August 31 of the following year. The fee
charged for a registration Tag/Decal is prorated according to the registration
period of the academic year. The fee for a vehicle registration Tag/Decal is
Fall Semester (12 months)
Spring Semester (8 months)
Summer Sessions (4 months)
Replacement Tag/Decal (lost
or stolen) $10.00
Vehicle Registration fees
may be modified by the Chancellor.
D. Vehicle Registration is not a
refundable item even though the student or employee is not enrolled or employed
for the remainder of the academic year.
E. A Vehicle Registration Tag/Decal
will not be replaced, without fee, if lost or stolen. It is the responsibility
of each person to safeguard their Vehicle Registration Tag/Decal.
F. A Vehicle Registration Tag/Decal
will not be sold or issued to any person who has unpaid Alamo Colleges parking
or traffic violations.
G. A Vehicle Registration holder is
responsible for all parking violations issued against any vehicle displaying a
Vehicle Registration Tag/Decal registered in their name, regardless of operator
and violations incurred.
H. A Vehicle Registration Tag/Decal
will not be honored unless it is properly displayed and plainly visible from
the outside. Hang tags will be hung from the rear view mirror with registration
number visible from the front of the vehicle. Vehicle decals must be completely
affixed to the inside of the front windshield in the lower right side on the
passenger's side of the vehicle. Motorcycle decals will be affixed to one of
the front struts.
I. Disabled students and employees must
obtain and display an Alamo Colleges parking permit. The permit can be obtained,
without fee, from any campus Business Office. Students and employees of the
Alamo Colleges will be required to display their County Tax Assessor Collector
issued disabled parking placard or have disabled license plates appropriately
displayed in order to park in spaces designated for persons with disabilities.
J. Temporary Vehicle Registration
Tags/Decals may be issued to visiting lecturers, sales and service
representatives and temporary employees for a period not to exceed fourteen
calendar days. Exceptions are made for unusual circumstances and the issuing of
temporary Vehicle Registration Tags/Decals for an extended period of time is at
the discretion of the Chief of Police or his/her designated representative.
There is no fee for a temporary Vehicle Registration Tag/Decal
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V. Traffic and Parking Regulations
A. The purpose of these regulations
is to provide for the safety and welfare of students, employees and visitors
and to provide for the control of traffic and parking.
B. If any part of these parking and
traffic regulations is held to be invalid, such invalidity shall not affect
other provisions which can be given effect without the invalid provision, and
to this end the provisions of these regulations are declared to be severable.
C. It shall be a violation to commit
any act prohibited by these regulations or to fail to do any act required by
D. Vehicles operated or parked on
the campus must comply with all state laws, and the Parking and Traffic Rules
and Regulations of the Alamo Colleges.
E. The speed limit on all parking
lots, streets, alleyways, and thoroughfares owned by the Alamo Colleges will be
ten (10) miles per hour, unless otherwise posted.
001. No operator of a vehicle shall
drive beyond a barricaded area, or where prohibited by temporary or permanent
signs and no operator or person shall remove such barricade or sign.
002. All vehicles parked upon the
campus shall properly display a current Alamo Colleges Vehicle Registration
003. Reserved parking spaces are
provided for individuals with restricted physical handicaps and administrators.
Special Vehicle Registration Tags/Decals are issued to identify these
individuals. Parking in a reserved parking space, by persons other than
designated, is prohibited.
004. No person in control or
possession of a motor vehicle shall park in any parking lot other than as
designated by the Vehicle Registration Tag/Decal on their vehicle. Employees
from the District Administration Office shall park in Faculty/Staff lot when
visiting other campuses.
005. Parking is restricted to white
lined parking spaces. Parking entirely within the marked boundaries of the
parking space is required at all times. The fact that other vehicles are parked
improperly shall not constitute an excuse for parking with any part of the
vehicle extended beyond the marked boundaries of the parking space.
006. No vehicle may be parked in any
area which has not been marked or designated as a parking space. Vehicles shall
not park in a manner that obstructs (006a) sidewalks, (006b) driveways, (006c)
red curbs, (006d) easements, (006e) loading zones (006f) or marked crosswalks.
Parking is not allowed where prohibited by signs, red curbs or other markings
on streets or parking lots.
007. No person shall park, or let
stand, a motor vehicle on a campus for more than 48 hours without prior
authorization. Vehicles found in violation may be considered abandoned and removed
as provided in Article 6687-9, Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes and Section 51.
202,Texas Education Code.
008. No person shall use tobacco
products on property owned, rented, or leased by Alamo Colleges. This includes
buildings, facilities sidewalks, parking lots, streets and common areas.
009. Other violations:
009a. Operation of a vehicle shall
be restricted to the campus drives, streets and parking lot.
009b. No person shall fail or refuse
to comply with any lawful order or direction of anyone with the authority to
direct, control and regulate traffic.
009c. Driver of any vehicle involved
in a collision shall immediately stop at the scene of such accident or
collision, and by the quickest means of communication report such accident or
collision to the Alamo Colleges Police Department.
009d. Vehicles are required to stop
completely at each STOP sign, and then proceed cautiously without creating a
hazard to vehicles not required to stop.
009e. No driver or operator of any
vehicle shall back any vehicle into an intersection or back upon any shoulder
or any traffic lane.
009f. No person in control or
possession of a motor vehicle shall bring the same to a sudden start or stop in
a parking lot or street, or accelerate or race the motor so as to cause a loud
noise in a manner calculated to disturb the person or persons present.
009g. Motorized vehicle operated on
a campus must be equipped with a muffler in good working order and in constant
operation to prevent excessive or unusual noise.
009h. No person in control or
possession of a motor vehicle equipped with audio equipment shall play such
devices to the extent that such sounds are disruptive to the environment of the
009i. Bicycles shall not be operated
on pedestrian walkways or sidewalks, except for Police Bike Patrol. Operation
of bicycles is regulated by Texas Transportation Code.
009j. Operators of a vehicles shall
yield right-of-way to pedestrians in crosswalks.
009k. Pedestrians shall cross
streets at designated marked pedestrian crosswalks.
009l. Pedestrians who cross a
roadway at any point other than a marked crosswalk or within an unmarked
crosswalk at an intersection shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles upon
the roadway (VCS 6701d, Art IX, Sec. 78a.)
009m. Pedestrians shall not leave
the curb or other place of safety and walk or run into the path of a vehicle
which is so close that it is impossible for the driver to yield.
009n. Park or let standing a motor
vehicle in a loading zone or service drive unless actually loading or unloading
material or equipment is prohibited. If the time for loading or unloading
exceeds more than thirty (30) minutes, the Alamo Colleges Police Department
must be notified of the extended parking requirements.
009o. No person may throw or deposit
any trash, litter or other waste on any parking lot, street or sidewalk.
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A. Alamo Colleges reserves the right
to enforce traffic rules and regulations by:
1. Impounding of vehicles in
violation of Texas State Statutes and the Parking and Traffic Rules and Regulations
of the Alamo Colleges;
2. Suspending of driving privileges
on campus, revocation of Vehicle Registrations, or denial to procure a Vehicle
3. Requiring either the vehicle
owner or the person whose Vehicle Registration Tag/Decal is displayed on the
vehicle to be liable for administrative fees imposed;
4. Barring the readmission to the
college and withholding the grades, degrees, refunds and official transcripts
of any student for non-payment of outstanding administrative fees;
5. Disciplinary action against
employees or students who fail to abide by these regulations or failure to pay
outstanding administrative fees.
B. Parking reinstatement fees and/or
fines are assessed for each Parking Violation Notice. The fee/fine is $16 if
paid within ten (10) school/work days from the date the Violation Notice was
issued. If not paid within ten (10) days, the fee will automatically increase
to $21 if paid from the eleventh (11) school/work days to twenty (20)
school/work days from the date the Violation Notice was issued. If not paid
within twenty (20) days, the fee will automatically increase to $27.
C. Fees/Fines may be paid at the
Bursar's Office by presenting the Violation Notice(s) for payment or making
arrangements with the Bursar's office to pay the fine online..
D. It shall not be a defense to a
violation of these Rules and Regulations that a citation was removed from a
vehicle after said citation had been placed on the vehicle.
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VII. Parking and Traffic
Parking Violation Notices (campus
citations) may be appealed within ten (10) working/school days from date of the
citation by filing a "Citation Appeal From" with the Alamo Colleges
Police Department. The appeal must be submitted on a Campus Citation Appeal
form and sent by email to email@example.com. Allow ten (10) business days
for appeal processing. If notification of appeal disposition is not received by
the 10th business day, it is the appealer’s responsibility for
contacting the Alamo Colleges Police Department at 486-0099 to inquire on
status of appealed citation.
Citations that cannot be dismissed by
the Chief of Police or authorized representative will be forwarded to the
campus Parking and Traffic Appeals Committee where the citation was written,
Each campus within the Alamo
Colleges shall be responsible for implementing and maintaining a Parking and
Traffic Appeals Committee to afford Due Process for any person receiving a
Parking Violation Notice (campus citation), which procedure shall be in printed
form and be made available to all Employees and Students at their campus.
THE DECISION OF THE POLICE
DEPARTMENT OR TRAFFIC AND PARKING APPEALS COMMITTEE SHALL BE FINAL.
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VIII. Impoundment and Towing of
Towing may be used for removing
unauthorized vehicles parked on campus, in handicapped slots, blocking another
vehicle in parking lot, and blocking driveways, or other unauthorized parking
that creates health and safety issues.
For information on the location of
your towed vehicle, contact the Alamo Colleges Police Department at 485-0099.
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