UTPD 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.

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.

UT Alert Test Set for 1:10 p.m. Wednesday, September 2

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The university plans to test the UT Alert text and e-mail messaging system at 1:10 p.m. today. To ensure that the entire campus receives notification during an emergency, the UT Alert system sends messages to every student, faculty, and staff e-mail account.

University Prepares for 2015 Volunteer Football Season

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In just ten days, UT will welcome Vol fans and visitors to Rocky Top for an exciting season of Volunteer football at Neyland Stadium. The Vols will face the Oklahoma Sooners at 6:00 p.m. Saturday, September 12, in Neyland Stadium. The UT Police Department reminds fans that alcoholic beverages, cans, bottles, and coolers are prohibited in Neyland Stadium.

Join UTPD on Pedestrian Walkway to Kick Off Campus Safety Awareness Month

The UT Police Department will be on the Pedestrian Walkway from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 1, to kick off National Campus Safety Month. Officers will be there with one of the new patrol vehicles to distribute safety information to students, staff, and faculty.

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.