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UTPD Emergency Call Service Unaffected by City of Austin Change

Oct. 1, 2021

Beginning October 1, 2021, the Austin Police Department will implement changes to its response to calls for service. We want to assure our community that this change will have no impact on how UTPD responds to calls in its service area. We will continue to respond to all 911 calls as usual and support our partners at APD.

UTPD seeks your participation in a Community Survey

April 5, 2021

Dear students and employees,

The University of Texas at Austin Police Department (UTPD) conducts a University-wide survey with students and employees every two years. The survey provides an opportunity for the department to gain information about how you view the quality of its service and at the same time, better understand and respond to your thoughts and concerns regarding safety on campus.

Victims Advocate Network marks 100 served in 2020

Nov. 19, 2020

The University of Texas at Austin Police Department (UTPD) Victims Advocate Network (VAN) marked a significant milestone on November 19. Despite the multitude of changes to operations during the pandemic, the team of VAN employees and volunteers who provide immediate crisis intervention services at the scenes of crimes or distressing events has provided care for 100 UT community members and beyond thus far in 2020. 

Response to Governor Abbott sending DPS into West Campus

Oct. 8, 2020

We thank Governor Abbott for providing the support of the Texas Department of Public Safety to help maintain safety in West Campus where we know many of our students live. We welcome the partnership and assistance as we are enacting an expansion of coverage of our own to be a part of the off-campus policing solution. It is evident our main law enforcement partner, the Austin Police Department (APD), needs more help.

Fall Safety Initiatives

Aug. 31, 2020

The University of Texas Police Department (UTPD) welcomes the return of students, faculty and staff who will be back on campus this fall. We wish to reassure our community that our operations during the pandemic never ceased. We are actively present at all hours on campus and nearby. Over the summer, we expanded our service area.

New LiveSafe Safety App

UTPD Awarded Accreditation with Excellence

Aug. 3, 2020

Assistant Vice President for Campus Security and Police Chief David Carter proudly announces the University of Texas at Austin Police Department was awarded Accreditation with Excellence on July 30 by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA). This is the second time UTPD has achieved Accreditation with Excellence, the highest honor the department can receive.

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