Police Department

The St. Mary’s University Police Department helps create a safe and secure environment for the community. Officers are certified by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education as meeting the established training requirements of the State of Texas for Peace Officers. They are supported by three non-commissioned University service associates and three civilian staff members.

Police officers are on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. They conduct patrol on foot and through the use of marked patrol vehicles and bicycles. UPD is responsible for law enforcement, security and emergency response on campus, including property owned, leased or otherwise under the control of the University.

St. Mary’s compliance includes further information on campus security, emergency procedures and drug and alcohol abuse prevention.

View St. Mary’s Compliance
Alcohol and Other Drugs Policy

Emergency assistance

To report crimes or emergencies

  • From an on-campus telephone, dial extension 1911
  • From an off-campus telephone, dial 210-431-1911

Non-Emergency assistance

To get patrol information, request a safety escort, or for unlock or jumpstart assistance on campus property

  • From an on-campus telephone, dial extension 3330
  • From an off-campus telephone, dial 210-436-3330

Clery Act Information

The Police Department complies with the federal mandate regulating the disclosure of crime statistics as required by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and the Department of Education’s Code of Federal Regulations.

View the Annual Campus and Fire Safety Compliance Report

The Clery Act specifically requires that certain crimes that occur on campus, in off-campus buildings owned or controlled by St. Mary’s University, or on any public property within or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus, be reported by means of this report. These statistics are compiled using definitions defined by the Clery Act. To report a crime, the Crime Statistic Report Form is available. All University community members are encouraged to register for the Emergency Notification System (ENS) through Gateway. The University ENS program called StMU Alert provides emergency communications via text message or email.

For further assistance, please contact Chief David Ott by email or call 210-436-3472.

Other police department services

University police administration

Police reports, accident reports, general university police-related business requests for building or room access
210-436-3472, Chief of Police and Coordinator to the Chief

Operations and community education

Department Operations Supervisor and compliance – Clery Act, Emergency Management Act and Public Information Act
210-431-4334, Police Captain

Parking and traffic division

Information about the online parking system, vehicle registration, parking permits, reserved parking requests, visitor parking, citations, appeals and parking-related billing
Parking Regulations and Fees Parking Citation Appeal Form


Investigations, Operation I.D., fingerprinting and victim/witness services

Sergeant’s office

Patrol-shift supervisors, community education programming, self-defense classes


Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Fax: 210-431-6757

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