The UTSA Police Department provides professional law enforcement services ensuring the safety of all persons within the UTSA community, while protecting the resources of the university. We perform our duties in a fair and equitable manner, in accordance with the laws of the State of Texas and the United States Constitution.
The UTSA Police Department strives to ensure The University of Texas at San Antonio is the safest university in the State of Texas.
Chief Stephanie Schoenborn has been with the UTSA Police Department since 1993, first serving in an administrative role before becoming a police officer in 1995, graduating from the 60th UT System Basic Police Academy.
She is a proud two-time alum of the University of Texas at San Antonio, having earned both her Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice and her Master's Degree in Public Administration. She is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, 238th Session. Serving as a member of the executive board for the Texas Chapter of the FBI National Academy Associates from 2012-2020 and appointed President of the board in 2019. Schoenborn also serves as chairperson for the Alamo Area Council of Governments Regional Law Enforcement Academy.
In 2016, she was promoted to Captain and assumed responsibility for the administrative operations of Public Safety, including management of the police department budget, employment, internal affairs, background checks and other critical functions. Prior to this assignment, she served in areas of the department to include Patrol Operations, Training, Quartermaster, Fleet Services, Criminal Investigations and Administrative Services. She is very proud of her service as the commander of the department Honor Guard team.
Schoenborn served as Interim Assistant Chief of Police at UT Medical Branch, Galveston for a period in 2018. She received the Distinguished Command Award from the UT System Office of the Director of Police for her service.
Schoenborn served as Interim Assistant Chief of Police at UT Medical Branch, Galveston for a period in 2018. She received the Distinguished Command Award from the UT System Office of the Director of Police for her service. In April 2021 she was named Interim Chief of Police at UT San Antonio.
Chief Schoenborn is dedicated to utilizing her years of experience with UT San Antonio PD to further develop opportunities for community involvement, improving retention and hiring of department personnel and creating specialized response units.