UT Police Department News

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.

UT Alert and Safety Notices 101: Clery Act Geography

UT Police Department has received some questions about how they notify students about emergency situations that occur on or around our campus. The below information further explains which areas are covered by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and would constitute a UT Alert or Safety Notice to be sent out.

Police Department Receives Advanced Reaccreditation Award

UT Police Department has received an advanced reaccreditation award from the Commission for Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies at a recent public hearing held by the CALEA Commission in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

UTPD Suspends Tip411 Service

The UT Police Department’s Tip411 anonymous text messaging system will be discontinued this weekend due to a change in the university’s vendor agreements.

Campus Emergency Exercise Set for Friday, April 17

The Office of Emergency Management will facilitate a full-scale exercise on Friday to test campus plans for working with local response partners in the event of a serious emergency on campus or the surrounding area.

Paciello Named UT’s Clery Act Compliance Coordinator

Jillian Paciello

Jillian Paciello has been named the university’s Clery Act compliance coordinator. Paciello, formerly the records manager for the UT Police Department, will monitor and ensure Clery Act compliance at the university.

UTPD leaders chosen for Leadership Institute on Violence Against Women

Troy Lane

The International Association of Chiefs of Police has selected UT Police Chief Troy Lane and Lieutenant Donnie Ross to take part in its National Law Enforcement Leadership Institute on Violence Against Women. The association is bringing campus law enforcement leaders together to focus on violent crimes against women and to support best practices within campus police departments.

2013 Campus Security Booklet Available Online

The campus 2013 security booklet is now available. The booklet meets the requirements of the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policies and Campus Crime Statistics Act, regarding the reporting of crime statistics and policies by the university.

Today’s UT Alert Test

Earlier this afternoon, the university tested the text messaging and e-mail messaging portions of its UT Alert notification system. If you did not receive the messages, visit the UT Alert page and verify your account information. UT Alert messages are sent only during serious emergencies that require you to act immediately or to be aware of an imminent threat to your safety. The UT Police Department also will use the system to let you know about major disruptions in campus schedules.