University Police Department
The Texas A&M University-Central Texas University Police Department is service and safety oriented with broad enforcement powers, dedicated to providing an atmosphere in which the mission of the university is accomplished. Providing a safe and secure environment for A&M-Central Texas students, faculty, and staff is a top priority.
The police department operates 365 days a year, 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, and provides a full range of law enforcement services, including criminal investigations, accident investigations, and emergency services. Representatives of the department are actively involved in instructional and educational outreach. University police have jurisdiction over all university properties. Jurisdiction is extended to off-campus locations in accordance with the Texas Education Code §51.203 and department policy. Our police officers are certified Texas peace officers as defined in article 2.12 of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure and are authorized to carry firearms at all times within the state of Texas.
Emergency call boxes are strategically located throughout campus for students, faculty, and staff to summon assistance from the police department. In addition, during an emergency the police can be reached by dialing 911. All 911 calls will be answered by Bell County Communications Center and are routed to a university police officer. Callers should let the 911 operator know the emergency is located on the A&M-Central Texas campus.
Violations of university regulations are reported to the university's chief judicial officer for further action. Individuals arrested for violations of law are transported to the Bell County Jail for booking.
The police department reports crime statistics to the U.S. Department of Justice and the Texas Department of Public Safety. Each report includes the number and types of crimes committed and is available on the web.
Each year, A&M-Central Texas prepares a report to comply with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. The report includes information regarding university rules, reported campus crime statistics, crime awareness and prevention, and important contact information. The most recent report is available on the A&M-Central Texas website at https://www.tamuct.edu/police/clery.html
Emergency Warning System for A&M-Central Texas staff and students. SafeZone is an emergency notification service that gives A&M-Central Texas the ability to communicate health and safety emergency information quickly via email, text message, and social media regardless of your location. All students are automatically enrolled in SafeZone through their myCT email account. Additional information on SafeZone is available at https://www.safezoneapp.com.