Safety is always a top priority at the University of Tennessee. At the heart of the university’s efforts to promote safety is the UT Police Department (UTPD). With fifty-two fully commissioned officers, UTPD works around the clock, every day of the year to ensure safety on campus and in the immediate surrounding area.

In recognition of the department’s high standards, UTPD was granted national accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) in 2009. In January 2010, UTPD was also accredited through the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA), becoming one of only fifteen agencies dually accredited through CALEA and IACLEA. These accreditations demonstrate that UTPD promotes student safety and accountability through programming, information sharing, and cooperation.

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UTPD Tips

tip411UTPD has partnered with Tip411 to provide a means of anonymous communication to our community. Tip411 is an Internet-based tool that enables the public to text message an anonymous tip to police, and lets the police respond, creating a two way anonymous “chat.”

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Request Educational Programs

The Community Relations Unit has many different programs available for presentation. Our programs are educational and entertaining, and we avoid the traditional lecture format whenever possible. Most programming is structured for active audience participation, which results in an enjoyable environment conducive to learning.

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Campus Security Authority Reporting form

To assist UT in complying with the federal Clery Act, this form should be used by Campus Security Authorities (CSA) to report crimes to UTPD as soon as possible after a crime has been reported to the CSA.

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