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Presentation on theme: "THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM POLICE Annual Report"— Presentation transcript:

Michael J. Heidingsfield, Director of Police April 2013

2 Office of the Director of Police – Mission Statement
The University of Texas System Office of the Director of Police (ODOP) is charged with the responsibility of protecting the life and property of individuals who comprise the student body, faculty, and staff of the University of Texas System community.

3 Office of the Director of Police – Staff Organization

4 Office of the Director of Police – Mission Statement
to oversee and guide the delivery of police services to train, develop and mentor to set the national standard for law enforcement at America’s educational institutions to always respect the first principle purpose for a university: to educate our young people in a safe and secure environment to identify emerging trends in public safety

5 Office of the Director of Police – Mission Statement
to operate in every location as a full service law enforcement agency to rely on the standards of national and state law enforcement accreditation, model policies and evidence-based best practices

6 Office of the Director of Police – Mission Statement
to set the expectation that our statutory obligations as peace officers shall be fulfilled and executed

7 Office of the Director of Police – Mission Statement
to support the component agencies with rapidly deployable special assets, advisors and resources to continually advance the science and delivery of police training and education to provide advice, counsel and guidance to component police chiefs and their staffs

8 Office of the Director of Police – Mission Statement
to foster the fullest cooperation, communication and coordination between the Director of Police and the institution chiefs to continually improve the quality of candidates chosen for selection as police officers

9 Office of the Director of Police - History
Created by the State of Texas Legislature in the wake of the active shooter event of August 1, 1966, the University of Texas System Police charter was to ‘…employ and commission peace officers for the purpose of protecting life and property…’ at the campuses of the University of Texas System or wherever else UT interests or assets were represented or present. This decision was followed by the creation of the Office of the Director of Police and the University of Texas System Police Academy in 1968 and thus began the nearly 50 year legacy of which we are a part today.

10 Office of the Director of Police - History
94 basic peace officer training classes have been successfully conducted with almost 2,000 graduates. 474 sworn police officers and 815 civilian staff members currently.

11 UT System Police Departments

12 UT System Police Personnel
Police Personnel as of January 2013: ACTUAL AUTHORIZED Commissioned Officers 474 527 Guards 544 588 TCO (Dispatcher)/Other 136 147 Civilian 135 153 TOTAL 1289 1415

13 UTSP – Personnel Strength
Institution Authorized Strength Actual Strength Sworn Necessary (Estimated) Arlington 38 33 48 Austin 66 61 77 Brownsville 21 11 24 Dallas 30 23 31 SWMC Dallas 41 37 50 El Paso 25 22 28 Galveston 55 51 Houston 91 79 98 Pan American 20 32 Permian Basin 13 12 16 San Antonio 52 58 HSC San Antonio 40 36 Tyler 9 HSC Tyler 8 ODOP TOTAL 526 474 589

14 UT System Police – Accredited Departments
Arlington – CALEA & IACLEA Austin – CALEA & IACLEA San Antonio – CALEA & IACLEA Medical Branch Galveston – CALEA Health Science Center at Houston/M.D. Anderson Cancer Center – CALEA & IACLEA Health Science Center San Antonio - IACLEA

15 UT System Police Academy
Three staff members (two full-time) 20 weeks Basic Academy Lateral Academy In-Service Training 8 Consecutive Basic Academy classes passing state peace officer licensing exam at rate of 100%

16 UT System Policy 170 – Oversight of Law Enforcement and Security
ODOP Responsibility – Director of Police and Chief Law Enforcement Officer TCLEOSE – UTSP: One Agency Law enforcement and security standards and practices, staffing levels, training requirements, professional qualifications, police academy, commissioning/revocation authority, inspections, SRRT, administrative and criminal investigations, dignitary and special protection, major crimes team, counter terrorism, intelligence, crime analysis, command & control, promotional process, all policy.

17 Range of Offenses and Major Incidents (Past 12 Months)
Aggravated assault Drugs/Drug Trafficking Assault on Peace Officer Emergency mental health commitments Auto burglary Explosion Investigation Auto theft Failure to stop and render aide Bomb threat Family violence Civil disorder/protests Fatality accident Computer theft Counterfeit currency Felony parole violations Felony theft/ Embezzlement/Fraud Credit card abuse Criminal trespass Harassment Death investigation Homicide Driving while intoxicated Kidnapping Drug/Alcohol Overdose

18 Range of Offenses and Major Incidents (Past 12 Months)
Life saving Shots fired Missing Person Stalking Near fatal fraternity accident Suicide Poisoning investigation Terroristic threat Prescription fraud Undocumented entry Public intoxication Unlawful carrying of weapon Public lewdness/Indecent Exposure Voyeurism Pursuits Robbery Sexual Assault Sexual harassment

19 UCR Data – Part I Crimes Homicide Reported Assaults Reported 340
Assaults Reported 340 Auto Theft reported 66 Unfounded 12 10 Actual 328 56 Cleared 249 9 Rape Reported 16 Burglary Reported 173 Arson Reported 3 8 165 18 Robbery Reported Theft Reported 2,174 Suicides 5 2 177 Attempted 1,997 4 233

20 UCR Data – Part II Crimes (Criminal Trespass, Fraud/Embezzlement, Criminal Mischief, Weapons Violations, Controlled Substance, DWI, Disorderly Conduct, Public Intoxication, Harassment, Bomb Threats) Reported 3,806 Unfounded 198 Actual 3,608 Cleared 2,505 Arrests Custodial (students) 397 Non-Custodial (students) 619 Custodial (non-students) 1,220 Non-Custodial (non-students) 349 Calls for Service (number per year) 867,130 Life Saving Episodes by Officers 7

21 Use of Force {Results Pending}
Taser Pepper Spray Baton Other Firearm

22 Major Initiatives - 2012 3 Police Chief searches
Virginia Tech University shooting review Certified firearms examiner initiative Special event risk management pre-plan Wellness Program Expanded Police K-9 program Cold Case Initiative Re-start of Inspection program Combat Medicine training All time high: 52 rape aggression defense trainers in UTPD Advanced Development and Career Excellence Program (ADVANCE) Continued focus on border security Active Intruder Mitigation (AIM) Sustaining special skill sets at ODOP including hostage negotiation, major crime investigations, special protection programs, special weapons and tactics Solved Killeen, Texas murder case (UTSW Dallas PD) Kidnap, ransom, extortion plan

23 Major Initiatives - 2012 System-wide crime analysis
Arlington PD IACLEA accredited Laptop theft prevention program Tasers implemented UTSP-wide ALERRT Training across UTSP Mini Emergency Operations center established at ODOP Office 45th Anniversary Commemorative Badge Emergency notification and alerting policy published Police bagpiper Officer involved death policy published Enhanced ODOP web site Pennsylvania State University evaluative report Revision of Inspection policy published Tactical Training from FLETC and DPS at no cost ($250,000 saved) Civil disorder policy published Increased educational requirements for promotion One graduate of the FBI National Academy

24 2013 Initiatives Line-item funding for SRRT UTSP Promotional video
Academy Safety graphics 100% Staffing Continue to reduce turnover rate of 10% (reduced from 14% in 2011) Random drug testing for officers Locate and arrest UTSP felony fugitives Seat three new Chiefs E-training System-wide

25 2013 Crime Concerns Active Shooter Threats Hostage taking
Radicalization Terrorist event

26 UT System Police Officers of the Month
March 2013 Cpl. Homar Bahena UT Brownsville November 2012 Ofc. Liju George UT Southwestern July 2012 Ofc. Molly Ralph UT Pan American February 2013 Ofc. Ashley Griffin UT Austin October 2012 Sgt. Scott H. Barnwell UT MD Anderson June 2012 Ofc. Stefan Happ January 2013 Ofc. Clifford A. Douglas UTMB Galveston September 2012 Ofc. Dava Barnhart May 2012 Sgt. Adam Jones December 2012 Ofc. Brandy Elliot UT Tyler August 2012 Ofc. Joseph Michael Pasqua April 2012 Sgt. Angelia Lemmonds

27 State of the UT System Police
Competitive pay still an issue but improving Well trained, to be better trained Adequately resourced, additional resources targeted Staffing at 90% of authorized, 80% of needed More motivated every day Strong and getting stronger Better prepared than ever

28 Eight questions we should be asking at UTSP:
Are we sufficiently aware of the potential for the radicalization of students that could produce terrorist cells? Are we adequately protecting critical infrastructure on campuses particularly as it relates to the potential for weapons of mass destruction? Are we watchful of the criminogenic influence of the areas surrounding our campuses? Are we sufficiently independent as University law enforcement agencies so that there is no chance for a Penn State-like event?

29 Eight questions we should be asking at UTSP (cont.):
Do we have all the protocols in place to ensure timely and accurate emergency alerting? Are we doing all that we can as it relates to alcohol abuse and its relationship to bad behavior, fraternity-related crimes and sexual assaults? Are we sufficiently aware of the espionage/intelligence gathering/computer hacking efforts of certain foreign nations against major universities? Do we have all of the right protocols in place to do everything possible to anticipate and identify mental health issues on our campuses given the nexus to student suicides and mass shootings?


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