- A1 Body Armor
- A2 Mandatory Reading Board
- A3 Sick Leave
- A4 Communicable Diseases
- A5 Emergency Driving in Non-Pursuit and Pursuit Situations
- A6 Implementation of Crime Victim’s Compensation Act
- A7 Mobile Video/Audio Recording Equipment
- A8 Timely Warning (PDF)
- A9 Bias-Based Profiling
- A10 Ride Along Program
- A11 Seizure and Forfeiture of Contraband
- A12 Use of Force
- A13 Duty Weapons / Lethal & Less-Lethal (PDF)
- A14 K-9 Unit
- A15 Special Response Team
- A16 Emergency Messages
- A17 Cellular Telephones
|Title||Operations / Policy A-17|
|Subject||Cellular Telephones and Other Electronic Devices|
|Purpose||To provide all University of Texas Police Department Employees with guidelines for proper use of cellular phones and other electronic devices.|
|Scope||This directive applies to all personnel.|
- The use of a cellular telephone or other electronic device while operating a police vehicle must not interfere with the safe operation of the vehicle nor impede a response to a call for service unless emergency circumstances exist and other means of communication are not available or suitable.
- While operating a police vehicle, personnel will not text or utilize instant messaging while the police vehicle is in motion.
- Use of cellular phones either in voice or data transmission while on duty should be restricted to essential communications and should be limited in length.
- Engagement in multiple or extended conversations unrelated to police business or similar use that interferes with the performance of duty is prohibited.
- When making contact with a member of the public, department personnel are not permitted to conduct personal business on the cellular telephone.
- Note: Employees should remember that cell phone communications are subject to subpoena and may include personal phone information or conversations tied to a call because of time, phone number, or geographical information.