Campus Security and Safety
The university endeavors to place the safety and health of students, employees, and visitors above all other priorities. Nothing is more important than a human life. The university currently has a chief of police, a police sergeant, and four police officers. All are licensed, commissioned police officers in the state of Texas. The University Police Department (UPD) also employs two security officers. In the event of an emergency or the need to report any criminal activity, please call the UPD directly at (903) 334-6611 or on campus at extension 6611. The UPD will handle the request for assistance immediately.
A&M-Texarkana encourages students to become familiar with the Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities. A&M-Texarkana will prosecute all violators of the criminal portion of the Code as well as all those who engage in criminal activities on campus through the criminal-justice system. The UPD encourages students, faculty, and staff to take responsibility for their own security and safety as well as that of others while on the campus. Working together will minimize risk and will help ensure the safety and security of all.
Campus Crime Statistics
In compliance with Federal law, the Texas A&M University-Texarkana University Police Department prepares an annual campus crime report to comply with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act). This report is prepared with the cooperation of the local police department, Office of Student Life, Office of Residence Life, Office of Admissions, Human Resources Office, and the Judicial Affairs Officer.
The "Campus Safety Report" provides information on campus security, crime-prevention practices, reporting crimes, drug-and-alcohol information, sexual assaults, and crime statistics showing the amount of crime occurring on campus over the last three-year period. The annual security report can be accessed on the University Police Department website, or a paper copy can be obtained by contacting their office at (903) 334-6611.
Sex Offender Registration Information
The Federal Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act requires institutions of higher education to advise the campus community where it may obtain state-provided law-enforcement agency information concerning registered sex offenders.
In Texas, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is the statewide source of information on sex offenders who the law requires to register. The campus community may obtain DPS sex offender registration open-record information on the DPS Website.