Policy Number: 2
I. POLICY AND GENERAL STATEMENT
The University of Texas Police Department (“UTPD”) is charged with overall security of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (“university”) campus. UTPD is responsible for maintaining security for all buildings on a 24-hour, seven day a week basis.
The university has installed security devices around campus, such as card keys, as part of its overall security efforts. Tampering or disabling of a security device is cause for arrest and/or disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment or expulsion from the university.
The most important element in maintaining a secure environment is the active participation of all members of the university community. All students, employees, volunteers, consultants, observers and vendors must recognize, appraise and initiate realistic security measures to reduce risks and report situations as appropriate to UTPD. Information regarding the reporting of threats or incidences of violence can be found in HOOP Policy 39 Violence Free Workplace. The conscientious use of security devices such as locks or card keys by all university community members is essential to maintaining a secure environment. Additionally, university community members must display an official identity badge at all times. See HOOP Policy 148 Identification Badges for more information.
Timely information regarding campus crime and crime-related problems are made available to the university community by UTPD through various means, including the Crime Alert Bulletins which are updated regularly.
Note: The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center (“UTHCPC”) has additional policies on security. Please consult the administrator's office with questions as to security measures and policies at UTHCPC.
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