UT Police Department News

Concealed Carry in Effect on Campus

A new state law took effect on July 1, allowing full-time UT employees with valid handgun permits to carry a concealed handgun on UT property.

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.