Improvements to the UT Alert emergency messaging system have provided the campus community with new features to help enhance safety and improve two-way communication with the UT Police Department.
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.
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Police Department is preparing for its second reaccreditation review and is asking the campus and surrounding community for input.
The UT Police Department held its annual employee awards today to recognize members who have gone above and beyond the call of duty.
The UT Police Department will hold its annual employee awards Friday, December 19, to recognize members who have gone above and beyond the call of duty. The media is invited to attend the event.
UT Police Department Lieutenant Donovan Ross graduated from the 255th Session of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia, on June 13. Ross was one of seven law enforcement leaders from Tennessee invited to attend the 255th Session. His class included representatives from seventeen foreign countries and forty-six states and totaled 220 students. The National Academy Program operated by the FBI since 1935 has a rich history of networking senior law enforcement officials across the globe.
The UT Police Department will host its annual UTPD Memorial Golf Tournament at the Three Ridges Golf Course at 1:00 p.m. Friday, May 16. The event raises money to help the children of current and retired police department employees attend the university. The tournament is a four-person team event. The cost is $100 per person, $400 per team.
The UT Police Department will conduct multiagency active shooter training exercises at Melrose Hall during the month of April. This training will take place in sections of Melrose Hall that are currently vacant. The training will not impact other offices in the building. From 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on April 9, 16, 23, and 30, officers and staff from UTPD will work with the Knoxville Police Department and Knoxville Fire Department to participate in the training events.
The UT Police Department has received grant funding from the Governor’s Highway Safety Office to support alcohol abuse prevention education and programming to reduce-alcohol related incidents on campus. The Alcohol Education grant focuses on educating the campus community on the risks associated with drinking and how it impacts highway safety. Educational elements funded by the grant include the purchase of six pairs of Fatal Vision® Goggles. Beginning next Friday, the department also will begin supporting the Governor’s Highway Safety Office’s Seatbelts Are for Everyone (SAFE) campaign, aimed at increasing seatbelt usage across the state.
The university community will have the chance to ride along with the university police on Thursday, February 27—virtually, that is. The UT Police Department is hosting a Tweet-Along on its official Twitter account to show the campus community a day in the life of its officers. Officers from the Community Relations Unit will ride along with shift officers from 8:00 a.m. Thursday until 8:00 a.m. Friday and will share on Twitter calls for service and officer-initiated activity that occur.