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Communications Division

The Texas State University Police Department Communications Unit is the link between the campus community and the Police Department, Parking Service Officers, Security Service Officers and the Bobcat Bobbies.

Telecommunications Operators work 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  Duties include answering 9-1-1 emergency and non-emergency phone calls; monitoring all fire, panic, and intrusion alarms; and monitoring and dispatching police and civilian personnel on more than 14 radio channels, while maintaining the highest level of professionalism and dedication to the campus community. 

Texas State University Police Department is considered a PSAP (Public Safety Answering Point) meaning we answer our own 9-1-1 emergency calls for campus. All hard line phones (phones plugged into the wall) will dial directly into our Communications Unit when 9-1-1 is dialed. If someone calls 9-1-1 from a cell phone, it will be directed to the San Marcos Police Department’s Communications Unit. If you are reporting an incident that occurred on campus, let the dispatcher know that you need to be transferred to the Texas State University Police Department.

All Telecommunications Operators are certified through the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education as well as through the Texas Department of Public Safety.



Non-Emergency Calls 512-245-2805


Bobcat Bobbie Calls 512-245-SAFE (7233)