UTSA Police


Our Mission

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.

Our Vision

The UTSA Police Department strives to ensure The University of Texas at San Antonio is the safest university in the State of Texas.

Our Guiding Principles (H.E.A.R.T.)

  • HONOR—our commitment to being fair, truthful, and ethical at all times
  • EXCELLENCE—our commitment to providing the highest quality service in everything we do
  • ACCOUNTABILITY—our commitment to take responsibility for all of our actions
  • RESPECT—our commitment to value others and to treat them equally regardless of their race, ethnicity, gender and beliefs
  • TEAMWORK—our commitment to work hand in hand with the entire university with a spirit of innovation and cooperation


Gerald Lewis

Gerald Lewis, Jr.

A 30-year law enforcement veteran, Chief Lewis serves UTSA as Associate Vice President for Public Safety and Chief of Police. He leads 52 sworn officers and 94 civilian employees in the Department of Public Safety. Chief Lewis earned his BA in Public Administration and Master of Administrative Science from Fairleigh Dickinson University, where he also served as an adjunct faculty member. He is a graduate of the Southern Police Institute and a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF), and the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE).

Read more about Chief Lewis at Business Affairs

From the Chief's Desk:

Active Shooter SurvivalA new training video by the UTSA Police Department

2020 Annual Complaint SummaryA summary of reported complaints involving UTSAPD employees - amended 4/8/2021

2020 Annual Security and Fire Safety ReportA comprehensive report detailing our efforts to ensure the safety and security of the UTSA community

Behavioral ConcernsGuidance on identifying and reporting behavioral concerns

Community Emergency Response GuideA quick reference guide for handling emergencies

Driver Training and Driver's Record Request Form InformationPolicies and procedures on gaining clearance to operate a university vehicle

Campus Safety and Security by TopicImportant information on staying safe on campus and elsewhere

How to file a compliment and/or complaint regarding a UTSAPD EmployeeWe appreciate your feedback

PD EmploymentInformation on job openings within the Police Department and Public Safety

LiveSafeGet the app for iOS or Android and stay connected!

Runner Beat (Department News Letter)A campus safety publication from UTSA Community Affairs

UTSA Department of Public Safety, Code of Conduct policyThe written directive defining expectations of behavior for all Public Safety employees.

Statement on Racial ProfilingUTSA Police Department policy on racial profiling and a processes for submitting a compliment or complaint