WHO WE ARE
The men and women of the TSU Police Department have been proudly serving and protecting the TSU community since 1947. Since its inception, the Department has grown exponentially and now functions and operates as a professional and modernized agency.
TSU Police Department is a progressive and professional law enforcement agency that is gaining recognition for the enhancements that have been made in keeping the campus community safe. The Department continually strives for excellence and plans to achieve accreditation through the Texas Police Chief Association (TPCA) this fiscal cycle to further legitimize the Department’s overall operations.
The Department has adopted a strong set of core values that direct how work is accomplished and all members strive to conduct all official business in a manner consistent with them.
The Department’s foundation is built on a community policing philosophy and a strong emphasis is placed on building partnerships within the campus community to improve the quality of life on and around our campus community by working in concert with our community to prevent crime, disorder, and fear. While the Department’s enforcement actions are guided by the intelligence-led policing theory, it incorporates multiple policing strategies in its crime suppression and prevention efforts. The TSU Police Department truly embraces its responsibility to keep TSU safe for our community members to live, learn, work and play.
Welcome From Executive Director and Chief of Police
It is my pleasure to serve as Police Chief of Texas Southern University. Student safety is primary and paramount to a successful academic and residential campus life. Both parents and students should have confidence that we are providing a protected environment, free of worry for student’s well-being.
The Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act was signed into law in November 1990. Title II of the act is known as the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act. This act requires institutions participating in student financial aid programs under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 to disclose information about campus safety policies and procedures and to provide statistics concerning crimes that occurred on campus. In compliance with the act, by October 1 of each year, the annual security report is prepared in collaboration with other partners on and off campus.
By employing a high-quality community policing model, we are building a respectful relationship with our student body. Strong campus presence, two-way communication and restorative justice practices are foundational blocks of trust and relationship building. While academia is focused on orientation to graduation for our young people, we are removing the stigma and threat of incarceration.
Texas Southern University is required by the Department of Education to issue safety alerts when an ongoing threat is within our campus boundaries. However, to keep the community better informed about crime in nearby areas, we voluntarily include areas off-campus that are most frequented by our students. This is just one example of our pledge to protect our community.
Our department strives to ensure our students see us as allies and role models. Each and every day, my officers and I are committed to giving our best to our students and providing the system of support they deserve.
Texas Southern University takes great pride in our commitment to campus safety. I encourage you to read on to learn more about the critical partnerships that make Texas Southern University a safe place to learn, work, live, and play. Go Tigers!