Department of Public Safety

The Department of Public Safety welcomes you to Texas Woman's University

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Developing and maintaining a safe and secure environment for the university community is the primary mission of the Department of Public Safety (DPS). We strive to meet this goal with professionally trained staff and the cooperation of all students, faculty and staff.

Our combined efforts result in TWU having one of the lowest rates of reported crime in the nation when compared to universities of similar size. This website provides information about the basic university DPS services, crime and fire statistics. We hope that this information is helpful to you and will promote a genuine feeling of "community" within the university.

Samuel Garrison
Executive Director of Public Safety

In the event of a lockdown

Texas Woman's DPS has an established plan for securing and unsecuring areas and advises what you should do if you witness suspicious activity on campus.

Check out our Emergency Notification and Lockdown site for full instructions on how to remain safe and establish an emergency plan.

TWU Ranks among the safest colleges

Many of the Services & Programs we offer and our Pioneer alert system has helped TWU rank among the safest colleges in the Best list.