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UTSAPD News: Stephanie Schoenborn has been named UTSA chief of police!
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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


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Stephanie Schoenborn

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.

Read more about Chief Schoenborn at UTSA Today

From the Chief's Desk:

Active Shooter SurvivalA new training video by the UTSA Police Department

2022 Annual Complaint SummaryA summary of reported complaints involving UTSAPD employees - posted 2/3/2023

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