Contact the Police

In an emergency, dial 9-1-1 immediately!

In non-emergency situations, dial 972-883-2222 or extension 2222 from any campus phone. This number rings directly into our UT Dallas 911 Center.

Authority and Jurisdiction

The UT Dallas Police Department is a fully commissioned police department. All UT Dallas police officers are classified as State Peace Officers, commissioned by the University of Texas System Police with primary jurisdiction in all Texas counties in which property is owned, leased, rented, or otherwise under the control of the University of Texas System. Authority is granted through the Texas Education Code, Section 51.203 and Article 2.12 of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure.

Information regarding the University of Texas System Police can be found through this link:

UT Dallas police officers are vested with all the powers, privileges, and immunities of peace officers, and may, in accordance with Chapter 14 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, arrest without a warrant any person who violates a law of the state, and may enforce all traffic laws on streets and highways.

The UT Dallas Police Department limits its reporting authority and jurisdiction to the main UT Dallas campus and contiguous streets and roads as well as The Callier Center Dallas; Center for BrainHealth, Dallas; and Center for Vital Longevity, Dallas.

The UT Dallas Police Department maintains an Interlocal Agreement with the City of Richardson for fire and EMS response, 911 coordination, and other emergency services on an as-needed basis.

Mission Statement

Our Mission as a police department is to prevent crime and harm to those within our University Community. As a part of our mission, we strive to resolve conflict and solve crimes observed or reported, and to develop and nurture partnerships throughout the University Community.

Vision Statement

Creating and sustaining campus partnerships that enable and commit the entire university community to our mission.


Values are the foundation for the Department’s philosophy of service, mission statement, goals and objectives and ultimately the performance of each individual employee and the Department as a whole. As such, the Department has adopted the following values:

  1. Importance of People. The Department cultivates an environment of development, trust and respect.
  2. Superior Quality Service. The Department strives for the highest level of performance in service to the community.
  3. Closeness to the Community. The success of the Department endeavors is greatly dependent on community partnerships. The greatest impact on crime, disorder, and quality of life issues is attained through collaborative efforts through community partnerships.

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