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The University of Tennessee Police Department is a service oriented department and provides a variety of services to aide our community. Our Community Relations Unit offers a wide variety of educational programs that provide steps to reduce the probability of being victimized. Unit programs include topics such as personal safety, alcohol awareness, or workplace violence. Our community service officers also offer boosts to motorist with dead batteries and will unlock cars when the owner has locked their key inside, if there is a community service officer available.

We provide assistance to our community members who are the victims of crime, such as providing assistance to them in obtaining an order of protection or information on the court process. UTPD is the primary storage of lost and found property for the university. The investigative section is able to provide fingerprinting services (except for immigration processing), copies of police incident or accident reports, or complaints against employees. They also provide safe storage for personal weapons and maintain and provide information for the state’s sex offender registry.

These are only a few of the services provided by the UTPD. Our knowledgeable communications staff is available at all times and are able to direct your problem to the appropriate department if we are unable to provide the service.

We do not charge UT students, staff, or faculty for any of our services.

Campus Concealed Carry

Learn more about the new law and how it applies to full-time UT employees who work in the Knoxville area and intend to carry a concealed handgun on UT property in the Knoxville area.

Central Alarm

Central Alarm is responsible for monitoring all alarms on the University of Tennessee campus.

Educational Programs

The Community Relations Unit (CRU) has many different programs available for presentation around the clock.


UTPD Investigators are available to fingerprint members of the university community for various reasons (i.e.: bar applicants, security clearances, etc.).

Lost and Found

Found property may be turned in at any time to the UTPD.

Police Records

The UTPD Records Section is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday (except holidays and administrative closings). There will be a monetary charge for all records released.

R.A.D. System’s Rape Aggression Defense Program

Every six minutes, a rape takes place in the US. The Rape Aggression Defense system is comprised of easy to learn, proven, effective physical tactics that may enable you to survive a violent encounter.

Security Assessments

UTPD provides free security surveys of any residential or commercial building or area.

Security Cameras

UT is committed to enhancing the quality of life of the campus community by integrating the best practices of safety and security with technology. A critical component of a comprehensive security plan is the utilization of video surveillance equipment.

Sex Offender Registry

The Knoxville Police Department operates a registration station for registered sex offenders living at, attending, or working at the university.

Special Events

The UTPD Special Events Section is responsible for coordinating police presence at athletic events, concerts, and other special events on campus.

Unmanned Aircraft Systems (Drones)

The University of Tennessee Knoxville policy applies to all persons who use or intend to use UAS (drones) either on University of Tennessee, Knoxville property or in connection with University employment.

Vehicle Assistance

UTPD provides limited emergency vehicle assistance to motorist.

Victim Assistance

The UTPD Community Relations Unit is dedicated to providing victim assistance information to community members. In addition, we continually update the information our officers use when aiding victims.

Weapons Storage

The University of Tennessee Police Department offers secure, free weapons storage for students, staff, and faculty living in university housing. Weapons which are brought to campus by students, staff, and faculty for sporting purposes must be checked in and stored with the UTPD.

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