Department of Public Safety

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

Police Patch and IACLEA logo

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.

MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of the Texas Woman’s University Department of Public Safety is to ensure our entire community receives quality public safety services in a fair and compassionate manner while enhancing the educational experience of our students by providing them with guidance and support.

  • Enhance the educational experience
  • Provide a safe teaching/research environment
  • Provide a safe working environment
  • Provide professional assistance through mutual aid

DEPARTMENT VALUES

  • Dependable in every situation
  • Honesty in all aspects
  • Professional at all times
  • Compassion for all

VISION STATEMENT

“Texas Woman’s University Department of Public Safety will maintain the highest standards of excellence in all facets of public service and will be considered by our university and our profession as one of the premiere public safety agencies in the nation.”

Samuel Garrison
Executive Director of Public Safety
sgarrison1@twu.edu

 

ACCREDITATION 

The Texas Woman’s University Department of Public Safety is accredited through the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA) standards. Accreditation status is awarded after a thorough independent on-site evaluation. During the on-site evaluation, IACLEA assessors ensure the agency is in compliance with identified IACLEA standards and best practices. Attaining accredited status demonstrates to the community that an agency is committed to maintaining the highest standards of professional law enforcement service. The accreditation of an agency is awarded for a four-year period upon which the agency must apply for re-accreditation. Currently, only 1.5% of campus law enforcement agencies are accredited through IACLEA standards. 

 

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 Colleges.com list.