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 Dr. Cynthia Polk-Johnson. All University Police 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. University Police also employs noncommissioned officers who provide additional safety and security services.
Tennessee Tech police 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 neighboring law enforcement agencies, Cookeville Fire Department, Putnam County EMS, and Putnam County Emergency Management Agency to facilitate rapid response in any emergency situation.