UT Tyler

UT Tyler Police Department

Crime Prevention

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 U.T. 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 in 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. until 5:00 p.m. The daily crime log includes any crimes occurring 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.

Amplified Outdoor Emergency Notification System
During certain emergencies the system will be utilized to notify the campus community of the emergency and recommended course of action.

Crime Prevention Materials and Presentations
These are available at the University Police Department upon request.

Self Defense Program for Women
Program teaching the fundamentals of crime prevention as well as hand on physical defense techniques. This program is available upon request through the University Police Department at no cost to participants.

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 campus newspaper, bulletin boards, special bulletins and annual reports.

Security Surveys
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 their vehicles and/or on campus housing.

Operation ID
Electronic etching pencils are available for checkout at the Police Department if students and employees wish to engrave their driver's license number on their property. This method is valuable in the identification of stolen items.

Personal Property Inventory Forms
Don't want to engrave your item? The University Police Department has Personal Property Inventory forms to fill out with the item information (brand name, model number, serial number, color, etc.). This information can be used to identify your property if it is stolen. The forms are available at the Police Department, student housing, and at the UC police table when parking permits are issued at the UC.

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