All News

Recordatorio de Seguridad de UTPD en el Recinto

Feb. 27, 2023
UTPD entiende las amenazas que existen en la sociedad y trabaja con la comunidad de nuestro recinto y colaboradores del orden público que nos ayudan a mantener la seguridad de nuestros estudiantes, el personal docente y administrativo, asi como los visitantes. Ante la reciente tragedia del tiroteo en la Universidad Estatal de Michigan, exhortamos a la comunidad a revisar los pasos que deben tomar en caso de un tirador activo.

Remembering Chief David Carter

April 22, 2022
University of Texas at Austin Assistant Vice President for Campus Security and Chief of Police David Carter died on April 22, 2022, after a prolonged battle with cancer. He was 64.

UTPD Sergeant Nominated to Campus Working Group for the Governor’s Sexual Assault Survivors’ Task Force

Nov. 17, 2021

Sergeant Eliana Decker, one of two specialists at the University of Texas at Austin Police Department (UTPD) who provide emergency response to sexual assault survivors on campus, is now in the position to be there for students and employees at higher education entities throughout the state. The seven-year UTPD veteran recently accepted a nomination to join the Campus Working Group for the Governor’s Sexual Assault Survivors’ Task Force.

Safety on Campus and Beyond

Nov. 4, 2021

Earlier this week, President Hartzell issued a statement reemphasizing the university’s commitment to ensuring your safety on campus and in areas immediately outside our campus borders. The University of Texas Police Department (UTPD) appreciates the president’s and our community’s support. We hope that you have already noticed more UTPD officers in the high-density area of West Campus where so many of our students live.

Key card entry photo

Building Safety

Oct. 19, 2021

As more students and employees return to campus, it is a good time to revisit what to do if you see suspicious behavior within university buildings.

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.

We encourage our community members who live in the City of Austin to follow the below safety advice:

Community Survey on graphic background

Community Survey Results

April 26, 2021

Thank you to the 4,500 people who participated in the UTPD biennial Community Survey. Your answers provided much insight into how you view our quality of service and where to direct our efforts as we continue our caretaking mission. For those of you who took the time to write in answers, we want you to know that we read every response.

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.