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Community Relations Unit

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The goal of the Community Relations Unit (CRU) is to provide community-based police services to the citizens of our community. These services include educational programs, victim assistance, and operating as a liaison for communications between members of the community and the UTPD. The CRU serves the university community through various projects and programs. The use of the projects and programs promotes a cohesive partnership between law enforcement and the community.

Community Liaisons

UTPD  took initiative in bridging gaps between our community and the police  department by enacting Community Liaisons. Liaisons work with their target  community in planned social activities, open forums, educational programming and other opportunities.

Current Community Liaison Assignments

Historic Fort Sanders Neighborhood Association – Cpl. Dan Villeneuve
Minority Student Affairs & International Students – Cpl. Fred Erkins
Commission for LGBT People – Cpl. Kelley Kain
UT Campus Ministries Council – Cpl. Michael Emerson
UT Fraternities –
UT Sororities – Cpl. Lindsey Miller

To contact us please email us at utpdcru@utk.edu

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