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University Police Department

To report an emergency or crime in progress, call 911. For non-emergencies, call 512.245.2805.

Collage of officers interacting with the public

The Texas State University Police Department serves an integral role in campus life as the university's principal provider of safety and security for our faculty, staff, students, and visitors. As established in our Mission Statement, we are dedicated partners in maintaining Texas State University's legacy as a healthy and enriched educational environment.

The Department administers numerous services and programs that support individual wellbeing as well as convenience. Likewise, our highly trained professional staff serve in a variety of roles and are available through many means.

The Texas State University Police Department is located in the Nueces Hall at 615 North L.B.J Drive, San Marcos Texas. 

If you have any questions for the staff of the Texas State University Police Department, please contact us by phone or in person.


Be a high-performing, diverse team, committed to the principles of community policing through the demonstration of best practices in university law enforcement while providing a safe and inclusive learning and working


Employ highly skilled personnel who pursue excellence through training, education, and professional development.
Facilitate a safe & inclusive learning and working environment by providing a
high level of safety and professionalism.
Serve with integrity, respect, transparency, and innovation.

Departmental Values

As members of the TXST University Police Department, we adhere to the following values to guide our conduct

  • Transparency – availability of information for effective collaboration and cooperation with our community
  • Respect – treat everyone with dignity and compassion
  • Integrity – uphold the highest ethical standards
  • Innovation – create visionary solutions in the pursuit of excellence