Public Safety

Mar 1, 2024

UTSAPD and TxDOT Present "Drive Sober. No Regrets."

The University of Texas at San Antonio Police Department (UTSAPD) is partnering with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) for the annual "Drive Sober. No Regrets." event, which will be held Monday, March 4, 10 a.m.–3 p.m., in the Student Union Paseo. Read more  
Dec 22, 2023

UTSA Police Department Kicks Off Holiday Season with Toy Distributions

The UTSA Police Department’s (UTSAPD) Blue Santa made his first ever appearance as officers teamed up with UTSA’s Alpha Phi Sigma, Walmart and Braun Hall for toy distributions this month. Read more  
Oct 6, 2023

National Night Out Highlights Crime Prevention Programs

The UTSA Police Department (UTSAPD) celebrated National Night Out (NNO) on Tuesday, Oct. 3. to promote police partnerships with the Roadrunner community. Read more  
Aug 14, 2023

New UTSA Assistant Police Chief Pledges to Serve the Roadrunner Community

The UTSA Police Department (UTSAPD) once again made history as it inducted its first female assistant police chief, Angel Lemmonds, at a swearing-in ceremony on Aug. 10 in front of students, faculty, staff and friends of the university. Read more  
May 15, 2023

UTSA Selects Veteran UT System Officer Angel Lemmonds as Assistant Chief of Police

The University of Texas as San Antonio (UTSA) has selected Angel Lemmonds as the next Assistant Chief of Police, effective July 1, 2023. Read more  
Mar 31, 2023

UTSA’s Longest Serving Female Police Officers Share Their Inspiration

The 2023 Women’s History month theme, “Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories,” continues the observance of women’s contributions to history, culture and society. In recognition of this, Business Affairs highlights the longest serving female police officers at UTSA to tell the stories of their career beginnings, achievements and inspirations. Read more  
Mar 1, 2023

UT System Police Featured Officer of the Month: Charles Speck

Business Affairs congratulates Officer Charles Speck for his feature as the UT System Police Featured Officer of the Month! Read more  
Jan 4, 2023

UTSA Police Department holds annual awards ceremony

The UTSA Police Department (UTSAPD) recently held its annual awards ceremony to recognize officers, staff and community members who provided exemplary service over the past year, as well as those celebrating recent retirements and milestone service anniversaries. Read more  
Nov 9, 2022

Capt. Thomas Calucci Delivers Presentation on Identifying Behavioral Indicators

Capt. Thomas Calucci, Specialized Services Division Commander with The University of Texas at San Antonio Police Department (UTSAPD), along with Behavioral Manager Ryan Medina and Case Coordinator Ashly Harris, recently met with Southwest Texas Junior College (SWTJC) students to discuss how to keep their campus community safe. Read more  
Nov 8, 2022

Red Ribbon Week Keeps Making a Difference After 37 Years

Sgt. Molly Ralph, a patrol sergeant with The University of Texas at San Antonio Police Department (UTSAPD), visited Roosevelt Elementary School with her K-9 Odie on Monday, Oct. 24 as part of Red Ribbon Week. Read more  
Oct 7, 2022

Public Safety Hosts Another Successful National Night Out

The UTSA Police Department (UTSAPD) hosted a National Night Out event on Tuesday, Oct. 4, to promote police community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie. Students, faculty and staff attended the free event, which was held on the Main Campus Student Union Paseo. Read more  
Aug 25, 2022

Capt. Thomas Calucci Graduates from the FBI National Academy

Congratulations to Capt. Thomas Calucci, who recently graduated from the 282nd session of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Va. Read more  
Aug 3, 2022

UTSA Police Department Received ICALEA Reaccreditation

The UTSA Police Department (UTSAPD) received its reaccreditation from the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA) at the 2022 Annual Conference and Exposition. This is the fifth time UTSA received accreditation recognition, which is considered a commitment to best practices and a prized recognition for campus public safety agencies. Read more  
Apr 8, 2022

UTSA Celebrates Our Police Communication Officers

The UTSA Police Department (UTSAPD) communication officers often go above and beyond in their roles as the first point of contact during an emergency on campus. While each have many reasons for choosing a career in police communications, each brings a critical talent for listening and engaging those in need. Read more  
Mar 18, 2022

New UTSA Police Chief to focus on partnerships, community

The UTSA Police Department made history today as it inducted its first female police chief. Read more  
Jan 24, 2022

UTSA Alumna Stephanie Schoenborn Appointed Chief of Police

UTSA Alumna Stephanie Schoenborn Appointed Chief of Police Read more  
Nov 19, 2021

UTSA Police Department Receives CALEA Reaccreditation

On Nov. 18, 2021, the UTSA Police Department (UTSAPD) was re-accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) following a virtual visit and assessment. Read more  
Nov 1, 2021

UTSA to Host TACUPA Symposium Series

UTSA is set to host the 2020-2021 Texas Association of College and University Police Administrators (TACUPA) Learning Symposium in the Durango Building on the Downtown Campus, November 4–5. Read more  
Oct 8, 2021

UTSA to Host UT System Police Chiefs Conference

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. Read more  
Sep 24, 2021

MADD Honors UTSA Officers

UTSAPD Officers Isaiah Garcia and Santiago Valdovinos were recently recognized for their efforts in combating impaired driving. Read more  
Sep 22, 2021

UTSAPD Presents National Night Out

Each fall, the UTSA Police Department (UTSAPD) and the Roadrunner community come together for National Night Out. This exciting event is an opportunity to take a stand against crime while working to make our university a safe, caring place to live, learn and work. Read more  
Aug 16, 2021

Main Campus Traffic Disruptions During Housing Move-In

On-campus traffic will temporarily be redirected to accommodate UTSA Housing and Residence Life move-in prior to the fall 2021 semester. Read more  
Jul 26, 2021

CALEA Accreditation Assessment Team Invites Public Comment

UTSA Public Safety seeks it's fifth re-accreditation Aug. 2-4 and will be assessed by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies. The UTSA community and the public are invited to offer comments at a public information session or by calling the department. Read more  
Jul 16, 2021

UTSA Police Department Honors Individuals Contributing to Campus Safety

The UTSA Police Department (UTSAPD) recently held its annual award ceremony to recognize officers, staff and community members who provided exemplary service over the past year, as well as those celebrating retirements or promotions. Read more  
Apr 23, 2021

UTSA Celebrates National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week

The second week of April is National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, a week-long celebration of the men and women who serve as public safety telecommunications personnel. Read more  
Apr 8, 2021

UTSA Chief of Police to Lead University of Connecticut Police Department

Business Affairs bids farewell to Gerald Lewis, chief of police and associate vice president of public safety at UTSA. Read more  
Mar 8, 2021

Chief Lewis Nominated for Campus Safety Director of the Year

Campus Safety Magazine, a news and informational network for campus security specialists, recently nominated UTSA Associate Vice President of Public Safety and Chief of Police Gerald Lewis as a finalist for the Campus Safety Director of the Year Award. Read more  
Apr 20, 2020

UTSA Police Hosts a No-Contact Food Drive

Safely donate nonperishable food items to the San Antonio Food Bank and Roadrunner Pantry. Read more  
Feb 20, 2020

In Memoriam: James Garcia

Our team sadly lost one of our own this month. Communications Officer James A. Garcia passed away Feb. 5 after a short illness. James was a dedicated employee who would have celebrated his 14th anniversary with Public Safety on February 20. Read more  
Jan 23, 2020

UTSA Recognized for Outstanding Participation in National Night Out

The National Association of Town Watch (NATW) recognized UTSA as one of the top four universities with outstanding participation in America’s Night Out Against Crime. Read more  
Nov 14, 2019

UTSA Police Lend San Antonio Children a Holiday Helping Hand

UTSA Police Lend San Antonio Children a Holiday Helping Hand Read more  
Oct 14, 2019

Organizational Changes to EHSRM

In a continuing effort to advance and align operations and services with the university’s administrative efficiency initiative, Business Affairs is making organizational changes to its Environmental Health, Safety and Risk Management (EHSRM) department. Read more  
Oct 4, 2019

National Night Out

UTSA National Night Out Increases Awareness of Crime Prevention Programs Read more  
May 10, 2019

UTSA Brings Home the Win for the Environment

UTSA placed first among nine Texas universities participating in Recyclemania’s waste diversion category. Recyclemania is an annual eight-week intercollegiate competition that started this year on February 3 and ended March 31. Read more  
May 10, 2019

UTSA's Recycling Program Scores Gold from ReWorksSA

UTSA’s commitment to building a healthier, more sustainable campus community has earned it a gold score from the City of San Antonio’s ReWorksSA certification. UTSA is the first university in San Antonio to receive the program’s highest designation, which recognizes businesses for their waste reduction and recycling efforts Read more  
May 6, 2019

UTSA Police Salute Fallen Officers

Members of the UT San Antonio Police Dept. Honor Guard participated in the 2019 Police Memorial Parade in Austin on May 6. Read more  
Apr 18, 2019

UTSA PD Leads Second Annual Safety Walk

The UTSA Department of Public Safety partnered with various members of the university community to conduct the Second Annual UTSA Safety Walk of the Main Campus on April 16, 2019. Read more  
Apr 18, 2019

Sgt. Heather Walleck Recognized by UTSA Staff Council

Congratulations to Sergeant Heather Walleck, of UTSA Police, recipient of the UTSA Staff Appreciation Award for March 2019. Read more  
Apr 16, 2019

Jessica Hodgson of EHSRM is UTSA's 2019 Rising Star

Wellness Assistant Jessica Hodgson earned the Rising Star Award, to be presented at the April 18 University Excellence Awards ceremony. Read more  
Apr 15, 2019

Business Affairs’ Dr. Lorenzo Sanchez Wins Order of the Roadrunner Award

Dr. Lorenzo Sanchez will be presented the Order of the Roadrunner Award on April 18 at the 2018-2019 University Excellence Award Ceremony . Read more  
Mar 25, 2019

Sexual Assault Awareness Month—Call to Action Day April 2

During It’s On Us-Call to Action Day, attendees will be asked to make the It’s On Us pledge, a personal commitment to keep women and men safe from sexual violence. Read more  
Feb 20, 2019

Scott Swetnam Snags Staff Appreciation Award for January '19

Scott Swetnam, Safety Specialist II, received the UTSA Staff Appreciation Award for January 2019. Read more