The University of the Incarnate Word Police Department is a recognized by the State of Texas as police agency. The Chief of Police, Robert Chavez, oversees a staff combined of both sworn and nonsworn personnel (20 police officers and 12 civilians). The police force operates 24 hours a day 365 days a year, to insure the safety of the University community, enforce the laws of Texas and the regulations of the University.
The mission and duties of the UIW police Department are the same as any other police agency, which include evaluating and teaching the community about safety, patrol, traffic control, criminal investigations and responding to emergencies.
As sworn Texas Peace Officers, UIW officers work closely with the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office, San Antonio Police Department and other Law Enforcement Agencies regarding crime on and around the UIW campuses.
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