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-four 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. We have been re-accredited through Calea since then in 2012, 2015 and 2018. 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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The LiveSafe app turns your smartphone into a personal safety device. Report emergencies, non-emergencies, and suspicious activity and access resources including a campus safety map. Share your walking or driving route and estimated arrival time with chosen contacts. Access campus services, bus routes, and more.
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.
Police to Citizen (P2C) Online Services Portal
The University of Tennessee Police Department is committed to providing quality service around the clock. Citizens can use the online services portal to search for public safety incidents, submit incident report, and access other useful information. These new features are intended to provide convenience and greater ease of use.