About the UDPS

The University Department of Public Safety, located in BAB 100, maintains the safety and security of the entire campus and university community around the clock, seven days a week.The department employs seven officers which include the director, lieutenant and five patrol officers. The UDPS maintains a good working relationship with the areas local, state and federal law enforcement agencies and emergency medical services. Officers with the department are commissioned peace officers and, as such, are vested with all powers, privileges and immunities of peace officers within the county, including all streets and roads, in which the university owns, rents, leases or otherwise controls property. These powers are in accordance with V.T.C.A. Education Code, Section 51.203 as amended by H.B. 391, effective Sept. 1, 1987. Officers conduct traditional police services, as well as security, traffic and parking supervision, weapons control, criminal investigations and crime prevention.

Filing a Complaint

Notice: The officers of the Sul Ross University Department of Public Safety are committed to unbiased enforcement and contacts between themselves and any person. Any person who feels they may be a victim of racial profiling by a member of the Sul Ross University Department of Public Safety can file a complaint at the UDPS office.