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The mission of the University of Tennessee Police Department is to provide professional police services, while working with faculty, staff, and students to reduce criminal opportunity and community anxiety.

UTPD provides basic police services to Tennessee’s largest university. UT police officers perform a variety of tasks that include: investigation of criminal activity, apprehension of criminals, accident and fire response, traffic enforcement, money transports, and security for special events. In addition, UTPD provides a variety of services to enhance safety. UTPD also provides dead battery boosts if a community service officer is available.

The department’s main objective is to provide a safe campus for students, staff, faculty, and visitors. We believe that to accomplish this objective, we must not only enforce the law, but also educate the members of our community on ways they can reduce their risk of becoming a victim of crime.

To accomplish this goal, the UTPD offers posters, brochures, and seminars on a variety of topics; property engraving; statistical information; and many other services through the UTPD Community Relations Unit.

The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.

UTPD Organizational Chart

UTPD Strategic Plan 2018-2022