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San Marcos, Texas 78666
Phone: 512.245.8336
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Mission Statement


“Serving with Integrity”

Vision Statement

The Texas State University Police Department through innovation and creativity strives to set the trend for service to our community.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Texas State University Police Department focuses on excellence, to provide leadership through innovation and creativity in a dynamic, diverse and professional organization. We will strive to create a safe and secure learning environment, by dedicating ourselves to raising the level of preparedness to meet the needs of today and the challenges of tomorrow. We pledge to sustain a working partnership with our campus community to improve the quality of life. We will accomplish our mission by providing proactive service and encouraging community awareness in support of the University’s mission.  
These values guide in all decisions and actions made by this department’s employees.
·        Strive to learn and grow
·        Be honest, ethical and professional
·        Strive for excellence
·        Lead by example
·        Treat all persons with respect and compassion
·        Do the right thing

 Police Authority and Interagency Relationships

University police officers have full law enforcement authority in any county in which the university owns or controls property. All university police officers are licensed as peace officers by the State of Texas. Before assuming duties as police officers, they undergo an additional 10 weeks of training, supervised by a department Field Training Officer (FTO). University police officers are commissioned as peace officers by the Board of Regents of the Texas State University System under the authority of section 51.203 of the Texas Education Code.

The University Police Department has a close working relationship with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies. The University Police Department and the San Marcos Police Department have an inter-agency agreement that enhances their cooperation. Texas State University fraternities and sororities have housing off-campus. The University Police Department’s working relationship with the other area law enforcement agencies ensures that crimes and alcohol violations at these off-campus sites are reported to the University Police.