UT Police Department News

Information for Faculty and Staff about Concealed Handgun Law

This spring the General Assembly passed Public Chapter 1061. The law, which takes effect on July 1, allows generally all UT full-time employees with a valid handgun permit to carry a concealed handgun on UT property. The university has adopted a new safety policy concerning firearms and has posted a list of commonly asked questions.

Graduate Student Helps UTPD Crack Large Theft Case

UTPD Chief Troy Lane and Joy Buongiorno, a graduate research assistant in microbiology.

Thanks to the help of an observant and courageous graduate student, the UT Police Department has recovered more than $100,000 in property stolen from campus buildings over the past several months.

Campus Names Troy Lane Associate Vice Chancellor for Public Safety

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Troy Lane, police chief for the UT Knoxville campus, has been appointed to the dual role of associate vice chancellor for public safety and chief of police effective January 1. As associate vice chancellor, Lane now oversees the university’s growing safety programs, including environmental health and safety and emergency management.

UTPD Honors Employees at Annual Awards

The UT Police Department held its annual employee awards today to recognize members who have gone above and beyond the call of duty.

UTPD to Hold Annual Employee Awards Ceremony Thursday

The University of Tennessee Police Department will hold its annual employee awards ceremony at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, December 17, to recognize members who have gone above and beyond the call of duty.

Crash, Rollover Simulators Show Students Reasons to Drive Safely

The Center for Transportation Research's "Seat Belt Convincer."

The UT community is invited to have a smashing time on Friday, courtesy of a safety lesson offered by the UT Police Department. UTPD’s “Blue Light Special” will take place at the Gate 21 Plaza outside Neyland Stadium between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report Available Online

UT is committed to assisting all members of the campus community in providing for their own safety and security. As required by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policies and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available on the university’s Clery web page.

UT Alert and Safety Notices 101

UT Police Department has received some questions about how they notify students about emergency situations that occur on or around our campus. There is also ongoing confusion about the difference between UT Alert text and e-mail messages and the e-mails that everyone receives that always start with “Safety Notice” in the subject line.