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.  In December of 2015, UTPD was also accredited through the Tennessee Law Enforcement Accreditation (TLEA) commission.  These accreditations demonstrate that UTPD promotes student safety and accountability through programming, information sharing, and cooperation.

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Clery at UTK

The University of Tennessee works diligently to comply with the Clery Act and to keep its community safe and informed. For more information on Clery compliance at the University of Tennessee, visit the UTK Clery webpage for Clery crime statistics, the Campus Security Authority (CSA) reporting form, frequently asked questions, and other related information.

Clery Website

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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.

CSA Reporting Form