UTPD has the primary responsibility for safety of all UT-owned property. This includes academic buildings, residence halls, and green spaces on the UT campus. As part of this responsibility, we respond to active calls for service as well as routine patrol functions on UT property. UTPD is responsible for crime reports and crime statistics that occur on UT property.
The Knoxville Police Department has the primary responsibility for crimes that occur on non-campus property such as Cumberland Avenue, all non-UT owned property in the Fort Sanders area, and other properties adjacent to the UT campus. KPD is responsible for crime reports and statistics that occur on non-campus property in the city of Knoxville.
UTPD and KPD have a memorandum of understanding in place regarding the joint investigation of serious incidents such as armed robbery.
Both agencies, along with other law enforcement entities in the area such as the Knox County Sheriff’s Office, may arrest offenders on campus property or in areas contiguous to the UT campus.