The University of Texas at Austin Police Department (UTPD) is proud to partner with the Austin Police Department (APD) to create an environment that is safe and secure. We are working hard in and around the university area to make this a place where you can comfortably live, work, learn, visit or have fun.
UTPD and APD officers patrol the campus and surrounding areas 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. But, we still need your help. We need you to call 911 any time you feel unsafe, or see something that indicates a threat to you or others. We also ask that you call 911 FIRST, before posting on social media or texting about what you see. Please go here for more information about when to dial 911.
Immediate police response is available by calling 911 from ANYWHERE in the area. Calls for police are answered by one of our dispatch offices which are always staffed and ready to respond to your requests for help.
The University of Texas at Austin and the City of Austin have also teamed up to address safety and quality of life issues in our area. The City of Austin has assembled a cross-departmental team to evaluate and take action to address problem properties, vacant properties, maintenance and infrastructure issues that may contribute to an unsafe environment in the area west of campus. The City of Austin encourages you to dial 311 if you see conditions off campus that need attention (i.e., graffiti, broken windows, excessive trash, etc.).
Together, we’ve created this website called BE SAFE to give you tips, mobile apps and other resources you can use to increase your safety. Please take a few minutes to look over the site and follow us on social media. In addition to regularly sharing safety information, we want to hear from you.
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Parents of UT Austin students can read regular columns by UTPD’s Chief David Carter in the Texas Parents Association Newsletter.
Chief David Carter, UTPD
Chief Art Acevedo, APD