UTSA to Host UT System Police Chiefs Conference

October 8, 2021


The UTSA Police Department (UTSAPD) welcomes police chiefs across the UT System to San Antonio next week when they host the 2021 UT System Police Chiefs Conference Oct. 11–14. The UT Police System serves 13 institutions across Texas and strive to set the highest standards for law enforcement and public safety at educational institutions across the country. 

“We look forward to this opportunity to discuss current challenges faced by our academic and medical institutions,” said UTSA Interim Police Chief Stephanie Schoenborn. “It is our goal to continue the advancement of law enforcement and community services provided to our campuses. A packed agenda, including emergency communications, legislative updates and collaboration opportunities with federal partners, is but a small glimpse of a busy week of networking and training.”

Chiefs of police will hear from top leaders within the UT System during their four-day conference. Kicking off the event on Monday, Oct. 11, is Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President for Business Affairs Veronica Salazar Mendez, who will give opening remarks. Guests will also hear from UT System Chancellor James B. Milliken.

The conference features several UTSA speakers, including UTSAPD Executive Director of Strategic Initiatives Annette Parker and Clery Compliance and Youth Protection Program Coordinator Amanda Swaney will discuss “UTSA Clery Audit Lessons Learned.” Also speaking is Dr. Lorenzo D. Sanchez, director of Risk & Emergency Management, who will speak on “Integrated Police Communications Using Multiple Platforms.”

On Tuesday, Oct. 12, participants will visit the UTSA campus and tour the San Antonio River. Wednesday’s agenda includes a safety and security tour of the Alamodome.