The University Police Department is dedicated to meeting goals and objectives of the University through application of effective law enforcement, efficient campus security, and courteous service. The Police Department is charged with ensuring that faculty, staff and students enjoy a safe place in which to teach, work and study. The department is committed to enforcement of local and state laws as well as seeing that institutional rules and regulations are adhered to for the peace and safety of all.
Additional responsibilities include the prevention, detection, and investigation of criminal offenses committed within the jurisdiction of the University of Texas, and the apprehension and prosecution of criminal offenders where provided for by law. Under Texas Law, Officers have authority and responsibility to investigate all crimes occurring on property owned or controlled by the university. Our officers responds to accidents and medical emergencies. Furthermore, noncommissioned Public Safety Officers serve as a major component in achieving campus safety and provide multiple services to the University Community.