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Response to Governor Abbott sending DPS into West Campus

Oct. 8, 2020

OCTOBER 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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