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Safety Resources

  • Campus Carry: Senate Bill 11 authorizes concealed campus carry only by license holders,that is, people who received the state-mandated training and met other statutory requirements for a license to carry a concealed handgun. Learn more about the Campus Carry Law.
  • Campaign for a Safer Tarleton: University Police Department, consisting of up to 17 full-time, state certified, peace officers working to inform the Tarleton community about safety related issues through print materials and officer presentations.
  • R.A.D. (Rape Aggression Defense) Program: A FREE self-defense program for female faculty, staff, student and community members.
  • C.R.A.S.E.: Free Civilian Response to Active Shooter Event presentations for faculty, staff, students and the community.
  • Motorist Assists: Free vehicle unlocks and jumpstarts for faculty, staff and students on campus.
  • Operation Inventory: Free forms and instructions, for Tarleton students, to safeguard personal property against theft. Students are encouraged to register their bikes and other valuable, personal belongings like electronic devices.
  • Campus Crime Stoppers: Means of communication for members of the public to anonymously provide law enforcement agencies with information on crimes or suspects. Crime Stoppers will pay up to $200.00. The contact number is 254-965-2274 (965-CASH)
  • Safety Escorts: Walking or shuttle escorts are available for students after 7:00 pm until daylight, while school is in session, by contacting 254-968-9265. Student safety ambassadors or Tarleton Police Officers will respond to service requests. If already on a call, there might be a delay in response time. This service is not intended to discourage individuals from walking in groups.
  • After Hours Building Permits: To create a safer community, Tarleton’s Police Officers check the buildings across campus. To be in a building, after scheduled class times (frequently 9:00 pm on weekdays), it is necessary to request permission using the After Hours Building Permit Form. Submitted forms must be signed by faculty, reviewed and approved by the Chief of Police. A copy of the approved permit will be returned to be kept on your person while in the designated building after hours. Tarleton Police will check for permits as they patrol buildings.
  • Fingerprinting: This service is offered between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday when the university is open, for members of the Tarleton community.
  • Event Requests: If your department or student organization is planning an event where police presence is requested, please submit an online Event Request Form. Please submit your event, for review, through the office of Risk Management & Compliance.