Founded in 1968, UTPD continues to uphold its mission to serve and protect. The department has the same authority and responsibilities as most municipal police organizations and has challenges unique to a large, nationally recognized university community.
UTPD employs more than 130 dedicated individuals interested in making a positive difference on campus. In keeping with its community oriented policing philosophy, the department regularly partners with faculty, staff, and students on crime prevention and law enforcement programs. UTPD is accredited through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies.