University Police have complete police authority to apprehend and arrest anyone involved in illegal acts on-campus. If minor offenses involving University rules and regulations are committed by a University student, the campus police may also refer the individual to the Student Judicial Affairs. For University Police, normal police operations are conducted within the boundaries of property owned, or otherwise under the control of Our Lady of the Lake University.
University Police Officers must meet specific employment qualifications set forth by the University, University Police Department, and must also meet certain training requirements in order to be licensed peace officers by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education (TCLEOSE). University Police Officers carry firearms and conduct foot, bicycle and vehicular patrols on all university property including the on campus housing facilities 24 hours a day.
University Police Officers are also responsible for enforcing all Texas State Laws including University Police Officer’s policies regarding the regulation of underage drinking, use of controlled substances and weapons on university property. In addition, the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officers Standards and Education (TCLEOSE) mandates all peace officers to take 40 hours of continuing education classes every two years.
University Police Officers are trained to handle a full range of community services including assistance with all medical emergencies, fires, alarm responses, traffic accident investigations, suspicious activity reports, escorts, vehicle unlocks, provide jump-starts, and vehicle assistance as needed.
University Police are certified in First Aid and CPR, Patrol Rifle Use, Basic Instructor, Hostage Negotiations, and International Police Mountain Bike Association.