UT Tyler Police Department

Crime Prevention

UT Tyler Police Department

Security Awareness and Crime Prevention

A continuing partnership between the University Police Department and everyone who lives, works and studies at The University of Texas at Tyler is the key to a safe campus. We encourage students, faculty and staff to be responsible for their own safety and the safety of others. Alertness, common sense precautions and concern for others are keys to preventing crime and helping us ensure the safety of our campus. The University of Texas at Tyler Police Department urges you to be aware of your surroundings and environment in order to maintain the highest possible level of safety within the UT Tyler campus community. In accordance with the Campus Security Act of 1990, the University of Texas provides the following information and programs:

Daily Crime Log

A daily crime log is maintained at the University Police Department located at 3410 Varsity Drive and is open to public inspection during regular business hours (Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.). The daily crime log includes any crimes that have occurred on the Tyler, Palestine, or Longview campuses.

Freshman Orientation

The University of Texas provides all incoming freshman students with information concerning safety and security. In addition, the University Police Department speaks to parents of incoming freshman students regarding campus security policy, safety and security.

Emergency Flip Charts

Located in every building on campus, these emergency charts provide recommended courses of action to take in the event of an emergency. You can also view an electronic version of the emergency flip chart.

Amplified Indoor/Outdoor Emergency Notification System

During certain emergencies this system will be utilized to notify the campus community of the emergency and recommended course of action.

Crime Prevention Materials and Presentations

Presentations for groups, classes, and departments are available from the UT Tyler Police Department upon request. Please email police@uttyler.edu to request and schedule a presentation.

RAD Self Defense Program for Women

This is a comprehensive course for women that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction, and avoidance, while progressing to the basics of hands-on defense training. This is a class of realistic, self-defense tactics and techniques. Classes are offered at no charge to university students, faculty and staff. This program is typically conducted 2-4 times per year, depending on demand. Is it also available to anyone in the campus community upon request. Please contact the UT Tyler Police Department if you would to request and schedule a class.

Crime Prevention Compensation Act

Information is available at the University Police Department and is given to anyone who is a victim of a violent crime or a relative of a victim of a violent crime.

External Awareness

Crime prevention statistics and information are distributed through the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. 

Security Surveys/Patrols

Performed regularly to assure that the physical elements that contribute to crime are reduced (i.e., doors are locked, vegetation is under control and internal and external lighting is appropriate).

Safe Walk Program

Upon request, the University Police Department provides students and employees an escort to and from any on campus locations. View more about the program here.



General Safety

Safety Tips