UT Tyler Police Department
Authority and Mission Statement
Law Enforcement Authority
Under the authority of Article 51.203, Texas Education Code, The University of Texas at Tyler Campus Police are commissioned peace officers with primary jurisdiction over all counties wherein property is owned, leased, rented or otherwise under the control of The University of Texas.
UT Tyler Campus Police are armed and are most often in uniform establishing visibility in the campus community, and as a deterrent against crime. All reported criminal incidents occurring upon the UT Tyler campus are investigated by UT Tyler officers within a cooperative relationship maintained with local municipal police agencies, county sheriff's departments, FBI and the Texas Department of Public Safety.
The mission of The University of Texas at Tyler Campus Police is to provide an environment in which the university community can live, study, and work without fear. The University of Texas at Tyler Campus Police will partner with members of the university community to maintain an environment of safety conducive to the accomplishment and fulfillment of The University of Texas at Tyler's overall mission by providing information and services that enhance personal safety and protect resources.
To promote campus peace, order, and safety by deterring and preventing criminal activity.
To provide information and training to students, staff, and faculty that will assist them in maintaining their personal safety.
To provide information and services to the university community that will aid in the protection of personal property and university resources.
Maintain a well-trained and prepared professional work force.
Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act
The University of Texas at Tyler complies with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. Any questions or comments concerning campus crime statistics and campus security policies may be directed to:
Mike Medders, Chief of Police: 903.566.7393
Lt. Robert Burgett: 903.566.7209
Adm. Asst. Johnna Thedford: 903.565.5840