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:
Policy and Accountability
Technology and Social Media
Training and Education
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.