Trinity Valley Community College

Trinity Valley Community College Police

Stewart Newby

Director of Campus Police and Public Safety

Student Union Building - 1st Floor
100 Cardinal Dr.
Athens, TX 75751

Phone: (903) 675-6235
Fax:  (903) 675-6296

Palestine: (903) 221-4717
Terrell:  (469) 652-9763
Kaufman: (972) 932-3094



The Texas Legislature passed Senate Bill 11, allowing individuals with license to carry (LTC) to carry their firearm on community college campuses beginning August 1, 2017.
This bill tasked colleges with developing their own rules establishing where concealed handguns can be carried and how they should be stored based on public safety concerns.  Certain specific areas of campuses may be designated gun free zones, including college events.  However, blanket rules prohibiting carrying a firearm on campus may not be established.
A committee will be formed, and will work closely with faculty, staff, students, and other members of the community to establish a recommendation to the TVCC Board of Trustees on robust rules governing the carrying and storage of concealed handguns on TVCC campuses.  The committee will hold a series of town hall meetings and publish surveys to determine the climate of our community members regarding these issues.
It is important to remember until August 1, 2017, it remains against Texas law to carry a firearm on any TVCC campus, grounds or buildings.

Trinity Valley Community College will be hosting a series of Campus Carry Town Hall meetings on each of our four campuses to educate, open dialog and gain valuable input from our employees, students and community members. This information will be shared with the Campus Carry Committee and aid in development of the TVCC campus carry policy recommendation that will be presented to the board of trustees for approval.
Campus Date Time Room
Kaufman Health Science Center 11/15/2016 Noon 235, Classroom B
Terrell 11/30/2016 2:15 p.m. E-106
Terrell 12/1/2016 2:15 p.m. E-106
Palestine 12/5/2016 1 p.m. A-116
Athens 12/6/2016 2 p.m. Cafeteria Conference Room
Palestine 12/8/2016 1 p.m. A-131
Athens 12/9/2016 9 a.m. Cafeteria Conference Room
Kaufman Health Science Center TBD TBD TBD