Mission Statement

The mission of the Trinity University Police Department is to work with the highest integrity in partnership with the campus community to enhance quality of life by providing exemplary police service for all in a proactive, progressive, and professional manner.



The department subscribes to a modern policing philosophy based on six pillars:

Community Connections

Policy and Accountability

Technology and Social Media

Community Safety

Training and Education

Officer Wellness


University Police Policies

For information about the policies guiding TUPD, you can read Trinity University’s Police Policies.


Certification and Accreditation

The Department’s staff consists of professionals committed to providing a safe and secure environment for the University community.

All police officers employed by the University:

  • are fully certified Texas Peace Officers and have full arrest authority

  • are licensed under Article 51.212 of the Texas Education Code

  • have completed state mandated police recruit training programs

  • have met employment standards

  • are trained in First Aid, CPR, and AED



International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators Accreditation

TUPD is accredited by the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA). This accreditation requires the satisfaction of standards that reflect the best professional requirements and practices for campus public safety agencies. 

Texas Police Chiefs Association’s Best Practices Recognition

The Trinity University Police Department has achieved recognition status for best practices from the Texas Police Chiefs Association Recognition Program, based on proven compliance with the association’s Texas Law Enforcement Best Practices. 



Behind the Uniform


Discover a little more about the TUPD officers, their hobbies, their families, and their lives.

Headshot of Officer Marc Kelley

In Memoriam

Remembering TUPD Fallen Officer Marc Kelley.


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