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UTSA Police Cadets Graduating from Academy


Four UTSA Police Department cadets graduated Friday, May 25, 2018 from The University of Texas System Police Academy 100th Basic Peace Officer Course. The 10 a.m. ceremony featured remarks by Admiral (ret.) William McRaven, Chancellor, University of Texas System. Presiding over the graduation activities was Director of Police for the University of Texas System Michael J. Heidingsfield. The event was held at the Sonesta Bee Cave Austin Hotel, 12525 Bee Cave Pkwy in Austin.

UTSA PD graduating cadets include Nicolas Carrillo, Tracie Jones, Tiffany Marsh and Santiago Valdovinos. Attending in support of these new UTSA PD officers are Chief Lewis, Assistant Chief Kiley, Captain Sonego, Captain Schoenborn, Lieutenant Vega, Sergeant Crocker, Corporal Criswell and several members of the UTSA Honor Guard.

The University of Texas System Police (UTSP) is composed of 605 sworn officers and 907 civilian staff assigned at 15 University of Texas System campuses across the State of Texas. The University of Texas System Police Academy is a state law enforcement agency with primary jurisdiction in the 68 Texas counties where the University of Texas System has real property and delivers full law enforcement services to a population of 330,000 students, faculty and staff plus thousands of visitors daily. Functions include a tactical response team, major crimes unit, an inspections staff, criminal intelligence, a seat at the Texas Fusion Center, internal affairs, administrative investigations as well as the full array of traditional police services in the field including patrol, canine, criminal investigations, motors and bicycle units. The University of Texas System Police, a single police agency, is the third largest state law enforcement agency in the State of Texas.

See article from Austin American-Statesman