The patrol division is under the general supervision of the division commander who reports directly to the chief of police. The patrol division provides security and safety for the protection of faculty, staff, students and visitors in the workplace, while conducting research and pursuing studies on campus.
Safe Walk program
The Safe Walk program is an integral part of providing a safe environment for our campus community. In an effort to keep members of our community safe, the Safe Walk program provides uniformed public safety officers to safely escort you on and around campus upon request. These officers are trained in defensive tactics by the university police department and properly equipped, including police radio.
Safe Walk how-to
|1.||Call the UT Police Department at 210-567-2800 option 3, to request this service.|
|2.||Provide your name, affiliation with the university, student ID number, call-back phone number, your current location and the destination of your requested Safe Walk.|
|3.||Remain in the area provided to the dispatcher.|
|4.||If possible, remain available at the phone number provided to the dispatcher in the event that you need to be contacted for address clarification or an update as to when public safety officer will arrive at your location.|
Patrol monitoring requests
We take pride in our proactive approach to providing a safe environment for our campus community, with careful consideration for the well-being of students, faculty, staff and visitors. which has created one of the safest campuses in the UT System. In continuance of that objective, our police and public safety officers upon request, will provide additional after-hours patrols of your location, e.g., office or lab, late at night or on weekends. Your ability to work and study in a safe environment is our mission.
Motorist assistance is available on campus, free of charge. This service is available for vehicle lock-outs, dead batteries, flat tires and vehicles that have run out of fuel. For assistance call 210-567-2800, option 3, and a public safety officer will be dispatched to your location. Please note: Our officers will not change flat tires, but will assist you by filling the tire enough for you to drive to a repair shop.