University of Texas at Tyler
Police Department

Chief of Police
Charles Oliphint

3900 University Blvd
Tyler, Texas 75799

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Authority and Mission Statement

Law Enforcement Authority

Under the authority of Article 51.203, Texas Education Code, U. T. Tyler police are commissioned peace officers with primary jurisdiction over all counties wherein property is owned, leased, rented or otherwise under the control of the University of Texas. U. T. Tyler police officers are armed and are most often in uniform establishing visibility in the campus community, and to as a deterrent against crime. All reported criminal incidents occurring upon the UTT campus are investigated by U. T. Tyler officers within a cooperative relationship maintained with local municipal police agencies, county sheriff's departments, FBI and the Texas Department of Public Safety.

Mission Statement

The mission of the University of Texas at Tyler Police Department is to promote an environment of safety and security for the educational process at the University of Texas at Tyler. To achieve this mission, with a continuing commitment to excellence, we will:

  • Respect and safeguard the dignity and rights of all individuals.
  • Provide police services to protect persons and property, and maintain order.
  • Maintain a well-trained, proactive, professional work force.
  • Take pride in all we do.
Our daily objective is to work in partnership with the community and provide the highest quality of professional police services.