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Troy LaneWelcome to Public Safety at the University of Tennessee. UT has made significant efforts to increase public safety on our campus, and while the public safety divisional units listed here make up the units assigned directly to me, they are not the only units that comprise the entirety of public safety at the University of Tennessee. At UT we embrace a collaborative approach to safety that involves our units working closely with academics, students, staff, and other members of our community. It is my hope that the information contained here, or through the links provided will give you any information you might need. If you cannot find specific answers here, please don’t hesitate to reach out to any of our units for assistance.


Troy Lane
Associate Vice Chancellor of Public Safety and
Chief of Police

2nd Vice President
Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police

UT Alert LogoThe UT ALERT system is designed to enhance and improve communication to the campus community in the event of an emergency or campus closure. The goal is to use several methods to deliver messages to the community as a whole and spread the word, not to individually reach each member.

  • The system may be used with text capable cell phones, smart phones, or pagers.
  • Messages will also be sent to campus e-mail accounts.
  • Communication is used for ongoing safety threats, emergencies, or severe weather events. For more information about when UT Alert is activated see UT Alert and Safety Notices 101.
  • The service is free (your service provider may bill for text or data usage) for students, staff, and faculty. Log into your UT Alert account online to confirm your phone number to ensure you receive text messages.

LiveSafe logoThe 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.

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