About the Department

The major responsibility for the safety and well-being of students, faculty and staff members at Texas A&M University at Galveston (TAMUG) rests with the University Police Department. The department recognizes that it has a wider mission than other law enforcement agencies, adding significantly to its responsibilities.

Department personnel are sensitive to the unique nature of the University community - a diverse group of students, faculty and staff. This calls for a safe and orderly environment so that all members of the community can fulfill their individual missions.


The State-Certified police agency employs eight commissioned police officers. They provide protection 24 hours a day every day of the year. Their authority extends to the Fort Crockett Campus and any property owned or leased by TAMUG. The officers investigate all criminal incidents on-campus and they are also trained to perform emergency first aid.


The University Police Department cooperates with other law enforcement agencies at the local, county, state and federal level. This includes communications and the coordination of special events. The TAMUG University Police are part of the City of Galveston Police Department communications system which provides for immediate mutual assistance.