2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

TCU Public Safety

The overreaching mission of TCU is to educate individuals to think and act as ethical leaders and responsible global citizens in a global society. Critical to teaching and learning is the safety and security of our campus community. TCU Public Safety, comprised of the TCU Police Department, Office of Emergency Management, Parking and Transportation, are collectively responsible for developing services, programs and strategies for maintaining a safe campus.

Police Department

The TCU Police Department (TCUPD) is committed to providing a safe learning environment for students, faculty, staff and visitors to the campus, through the mutual respect and shared responsibility of community policing. Our police officers are commissioned, by authority of the State of Texas and TCU's Board of Trustees, to provide police service to property owned or controlled by the University. TCU Police and civilian security guards, are in service 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and the TCU Police dispatcher can be contacted at 817.257.7777. The office is located at 3025 Lubbock Ave.

The TCUPD maintains a social media Twitter and Instragram account, posts a daily crime log, and produces an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. The crime log and annual report may be found on the TCU Police website (www.police.tcu.edu) and are also available at the TCU Police Department.

All firearms and dangerous weapons are prohibited on campus. TCU has complied with the statutory requirements of Section 411.2031 of the Texas Government Code and the TCU Board of Trustees, voted to prohibit license holders from carrying concealed handguns on any campus grounds or building on which an activity sponsored by TCU is being conducted, and in any passenger transportation vehicle owned by TCU.

The only exceptions are that students, faculty and staff may bring unloaded firearms, other weapons and ammunition directly to the TCU Police Department to be checked in and stored in a locked gun vault. Texas law does permit a person to store a concealed firearm in a locked, privately owned or leased motor vehicle parked on a street or driveway or in a TCU parking lot or parking garage.

Frog Shield

The TCU Police Department recently launched a safety application that uses geo-fencing and the nation's first Indoor Positioning System (IPS)  to send accurate locations and pertinent information about 9-1-1 callers directly to TCU police. Users can also send anonymous safety reports and concerns while attaching photos and videos. Other functions include a Friend Watch links to campus safety resources and services. The application is provided at no cost to all TCU community members and guests. More information can be found at www.police.tcu.edu/frogshield or by calling (817) 257-7933.

L.E.S.S. is More

Students learn more, faculty teach more effectively and staff perform their duties more proficiently when they feel safe. To create the peace of mind that comes with feeling safe, the TCU Police Department participates in public safety drills in all campus buildings with the assistance of community members designated as trained in three emergency responses - Lockdown, Evacuate and Seek Shelter, or L.E.S.S. is More https://publicsafety.tcu.edu/less-is-more/

Crime Prevention

Crime prevention and other services are offered by the TCU Police Department and the Fort Worth Police Department's Community Service Office and include Active Shooter Training, Sexual Assault/Acquaintance Rape Prevention, Personal Awareness, Campus Crime Watch Meetings, Crime Prevention Surveys for Home and Business, Operation ID: Property Identification System, Auto Theft Prevention (Window Etching) and Vehicle Jump Starts. (Due to possible problems with electric locks, TCU Police Department is unable to provide vehicle unlocking services.) Crime prevention services can be requested by calling the non-emergency number for the police department at (817) 257-8400.

Froggie Five-O Student Escort Program

The TCU Police Department administers a safety escort program, Froggie Five-O. Froggie Five-O operates between the hours of 7 p.m. - 1 a.m. during the fall and spring semesters. Froggie Five-O provides safety escorts and uses student employees who escort students on foot or by golf carts to all areas of the campus. After 1 a.m., TCU police officers or security guards are available to escort students. Students may request a safety escort by calling Froggie Five-O during operation hours at (817) 257-5856 or the TCU Police at (817) 257-7777 when Froggie is not operating.

Lost and Found

The TCU Police Department is the official lost and found office. Articles lost or found should be reported as soon as possible to help the office in returning property to the rightful owner.