Welcome From Chief of Police & Executive Director Emergency Management
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.
As the Police Chief of a progressive and professional department, it is my primary objective to have a group of individuals whose skills and abilities are second to none. The Men and Women of Texas Southern University Police Department are committed to actively engaging in a comprehensive oriented policing strategy. As such, we have dramatically improved our crime prevention strategies and outreach efforts to provide more ways for the campus community to interact with us than ever before. Our greatest asset has always been You- the campus community.
A successful caveat is the hiring of talented individuals from diverse backgrounds who are committed to serving while supporting the university’s top (5) priorities: Student Success & Completion, Academic Program Quality, and Research, Culture, Partnerships, and Finance! All 48 officers are sworn officers with state licenses and certifications who have the same authority and responsibilities as most municipal police departments and have challenges similar to any large nationally recognized university.
I am confident that we will continue to grow by implementing best practices in law enforcement to employ the most qualified individuals and meet the challenges of 21st Century Policing. We have no greater priority than the safety of our students, faculty, staff, campus community, and visitors!
As always keeping you SAFE while keeping you informed!
Mary L. Young
Chief of Police & Executive Director