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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Crime prevention statistics and information are distributed through the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report.
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.