About Tennessee Tech Police


The University Police Department is committed to providing the highest quality professional law enforcement and public safety services to the campus community. Service to Tennessee Tech's students, faculty, staff, and visitors represents our top priority.

Tennessee Tech Police Authority

The University Police Department comes under the charge of the Student Affairs Department of Vice President, Marc Burnett. All University Police officers are commissioned law enforcement officers armed with service weapons and have COMPLETE ARREST AUTHORITY in accordance with TCA-49-7-118 and Tennessee Peace Officer authorizations established by the Tennessee Code Annotated.

Tennessee Tech officers have the same authority as that of municipal law enforcement officers while on property owned by Tennessee Tech, on adjacent public streets and sidewalks, and in nearby neighborhoods. University police officers have direct radio communications with the city police, fire department, and ambulance services to facilitate rapid response in any emergency situation.

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