University of Texas Medical Branch Police Department


patchThank you for taking the time to visit our University of Texas Medical Center Police Department (UTMB PD) website.  The website will not only introduce you to our Police department, it will directly connect you to the information you need to have a safe and rewarding experience while on campus.  Please take a moment to explore the many resources presented, including our various safety and preparedness programs and training opportunities.

As you will see, the men and women of the UTMB PD are fully committed to offering quality law enforcement services in order to provide for the safety and security of our campus community.  UTMB PD is a fully accredited State law enforcement agency consisting of 68 experienced commissioned police officers and 46 dedicated uniformed public safety officers.  Our law enforcement and security staff serve as a visible presence on our various campuses and provide a wide range of services that go above and beyond those of traditional law enforcement agencies.  As a full-service Police department, the UTMB PD provides 24-hour patrol coverage, investigative services, and wide range of other crime prevention strategies to all of our four campuses and over 80 individual off-site clinics.  The department also maintains a 24/7 emergency communications center, badge office, lock-shop, and a devoted group of administrative support staff.  

Utilizing these resources and tools, the UTMB PD strives to enhance the quality of life on our various campuses, making them each a better place to heal, live, learn, work and experience all that UTMB has to offer.  Still, the Police Department cannot do this alone, it requires the partnership of everyone on the campus, whether student, faculty, staff, patient or visitor.   For this reason, the UTMB PD works hard to maintain strong campus relationships and focuses heavily on community partnerships.  Our community policing model is at the center of everything we do and serves as a forum for students, faculty, staff, patients and visitors to interact with our staff to prevent crime and improve safety.  Crime prevention requires that we all educate ourselves on personal safety and security matters and this website can be your primary source of information.  

Thanks again for visiting and, again, welcome to UTMB.  

Sincerely,

Ken Adcox,
Chief of Police

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UTMB Police Mission Statement


The UTMB Police Department, through professional policing and working in partnership with the community, is dedicated to providing a safe and secure campus where the pursuit of higher education, research, and health care can be achieved.

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Local Artist Honors UTMB PD K9 Unit


UTMB PD K9 Unit
The UTMB Police Department K9 unit is vital in providing a safe campus for visitors, students, and staff. Handlers Sr. Detective Gaona and Sergeant Braunsdorf work tirelessly with our two canine officers, Jay and Noey, to make sure they are prepared to assist our officers when called upon.

UTMB PD K9 Unit
To honor their continued service Assistant Chief Erwin and his wife Jenn commissioned local artist Nickol Ortiz, who specializes in custom pet portraits, to help capture our beloved canine officers. An unveiling ceremony was held at the Police Department midday on Thursday, October 24, 2019 giving staff their first look at these amazing portraits.


Bicycle Patrol and Crime Prevention Officer


Bicycle Patrol and Crime Prevention Officer
UTMB Impact Magazine covered Officer Curtis Dorsey and his connection to the community and what service means to him and so many other UTMB PD officers and staff.

UTMB Impact Magazine


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UTMB Badge Office


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Location
     Rebecca Sealy 2.712
Hours of Operation
     Monday - Friday - 8:00am - 5:00pm
Contact Us
     On Campus: ext:2-0657
     Off Campus: (409)-772-0657

 

UTMB Lock Shop


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Location
     Rebecca Sealy 2.950
Hours of Operation
     Monday - Friday - 8:00am - 5:00pm
Contact Us
     On Campus: ext:2-5690
     Off Campus: (409)-772-5690

 

UTMB Technical Operations


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Location
     Rebecca Sealy
Hours of Operation
     Monday - Friday - 8:00am - 5:00pm  * on-call as needed
Contact Us
     E-mail: TOPOLICE@UTMB.EDU

UTMB Administration Office


Location
     Rebecca Sealy
Hours of Operation
     Monday - Friday - 8:00am - 5:00pm
Contact Us
     On Campus: ext:2-1503
     Off Campus: (409)-772-1503

UTMB Communications


Location
     Administration Building
Hours of Operation
     24 Hour Operation
Contact Us
     Non-Emergency On Campus: ext:2-2691
     Off Campus Non-Emergency: (409)-772-2691

UTMB Police Recruiting


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Location
     Rebecca Sealy
Hours of Operation
     Monday - Friday - 8:00am - 5:00pm
Contact Us
     On Campus: ext:2-0680
     Off Campus: (409)-772-0680

UTMB Criminal Investigation Division


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Location
     Rebecca Sealy
Hours of Operation
     Monday - Friday - 8:00am - 5:00pm *on-call as needed
Contact Us
     On Campus: ext:2-5692
     Off Campus: (409)-772-5692

Crime Prevention

UTMB Crime Prevention
The goal of the UTMB Police Crime Prevention Unit is to reduce the incidence of crimes against persons and property on the University of Texas Medical Branch Campus through public education.

Although the department considers all of its officers crime prevention officers, the department has one designated crime prevention specialist - Officer Curtis Dorsey

  • UTMB Police: Crime Prevention

  • Bicycle Registration

    UTMB Bicycle Registration The UTMB Police Department is offering a free U-Lock bicycle lock to each UTMB Student who registers their bicycle. Registering your bicycle will help in the recovery and return of your bicycle in the event it is stolen. One U-Lock will be issued to secure your bicycle at the provided campus bicycle racks. This is a proactive approach to help reduce bicycle thefts.

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    Child Safety Seat Installation Assistance

    UTMB Child Safety Seat Installation Assistance To ensure the safe transportation of children in motor vehicles, the UTMB Police Department has trained a group of Child Safety Seat Technicians. These technicians will assist members of the campus community, including students, faculty, staff, patients and visitors with the proper installation of child safety seats.

  • Child Safety Seat Installation Assistance

  • UTMB Safety Watch

    UTMB Safety Watch
    During the hours of Dusk to Dawn, officers will either walk with the individuals or provide a ride in a UTMB Police Department vehicle to any location on campus or to the individual's vehicle if it is parked in one of the UTMB parking garages or lots. This escort service is not provided to any location off campus.

    Safety Watches may be requested by either telephoning UTMB Police Communications at (409)772-2691 or asking an officer.

  • UTMB Police: Safety Watch


  • Motorist Assistance

    UTMB Motorist Assistance
    Limited assistance for drivers including battery jump start, lockouts, and tire inflation service. This assistance service is not provided to any location off campus.

    Motorist assistance services may be requested by either telephoning UTMB Police Communications at (409)772-2691 or asking an officer.

  • UTMB Police: Motorist Assistance


  • Fingerprinting

    UTMB Fingerprinting Individuals applying for state/federal licenses (medical, nursing, peace officer), visas or security sensitive positions may require official fingerprinting by a law enforcement agency. UTMB Police Department offers this complimentary service to all UTMB staff and students by appointment only.

  • UTMB Police: Fingerprinting

  • Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.)

    UTMB Rape Aggression Defense The UTMB Police Department conducts Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) Systems Basic Physical Defense classes. The classes will be free of charge to all employees, students and faculty. RAD is a 12 hour basic self-defense class designed for women. The Rape Aggression Defense classes are taught nationally and in Canada and is endorsed by the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators.

  • UTMB Police: Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) Training


  • Lost and Found

    Found property (Unclaimed/Abandoned) shall remain in the custody of the UTMB Police Department property custodian. The property custodian will store found property inside Room 2.728 in the Rebecca Sealy building. After a minimum period of 30 days, but not to exceed 60 days, UTMB PD will release unclaimed found property to the UTMB Institutional Property Manager.

  • UTMB Police: Lost and Found
  • Patrol Division

    UTMB Police Patrol Division
    Commissioned police officers and public safety officers are assigned to shifts to patrol the campus 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The number of personnel on duty at any given time varies with the changing needs of the campus.

  • UTMB Police: Patrol Division


  • Bicycle Patrol

    UTMB Police Bicycle Patrol
    The purpose of the UTMB Police Department Bicycle Patrol Division is to enhance community relations and patrol effectiveness. The priority of officers on bicycle patrol is to operate in highly populated areas of the campus. Officers on bicycle patrol focus on patrolling parking lots, structures and locations less accessible to motor vehicles.

  • UTMB Police: Bicycle Patrol Division


  • K9 (Canine) Division

    UTMB Police K9 (Canine) Division
    Because of their superior senses of smell, hearing, and physical capabilities, the trained law enforcement canine is a valuable supplement to police manpower. The UTMB Police Department utilizes two K9 Units both of which are highly trained in explosive device detection.

  • UTMB Police: K9 (Canine) Division


  • Marine Division

    UTMB Police K9 (Canine) Division
    The Marine Unit is staffed with officers specially trained in marine law enforcement, search and rescue, underwater search and recovery operations. The Marine Unit also works with other law enforcement agencies at the local, state and federal levels.

  • UTMB Police: Marine Division


  • Criminal Investigations Division (CID)

    UTMB Police Criminal Investigations Division (CID)
    The Criminal Investigations Division (C.I.D.) conducts follow-up investigations of all criminal offenses occurring within the jurisdiction of university controlled and owned property. This specialized unit examines, processes, and performs analysis on all physical evidence in criminal cases. Personnel of this division also conduct threat assessments on behalf of the University.

    Detectives of the CID Division conduct witness and subject interviews, identify and apprehend suspects, execute search and arrest warrants and prepare and present completed criminal cases to the Galveston County District Attorney's Office for screening, review and prosecution.


  • UTMB Police: Criminal Investigations Division (CID)


  • Communications

    UTMB Police Communications
    The mission of the UTMB Galveston Police Department Communications Division is to serve as the vital link between our community and emergency responders by providing emergency and non-emergency services in a prompt, courteous and efficient manner. As dedicated professionals, our Telecommunicators strive to perform accurate, timely, and compassionate call handling to all requests for services.

  • UTMB Police: Communications


  • Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT)

    UTMB Police ALERRT Training
    From the 1966 Tower shooting at the University of Texas, to the coordinated terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India in 2008, to the Santa Fe, Texas High School shooting in 2018 and beyond, the best lesson learned is to be prepared. While we hope that such active shooter events will never happen in our backyards, the ALERRT staff at Texas State University has developed a new standard in active shooter response and law enforcement professionals across the nation are carrying this standard forward.

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