The safety and security of all members of the university community is a paramount concern of the administration of the University of North Texas at Dallas, which strives to provide a safe environment for all members of our learning community. We work to achieve this by developing a partnership with students, administrators, faculty, staff and the surrounding community.

UNT Dallas is required by federal and state statute to provide a University Emergency Management Plan. This plan is reviewed periodically and can be found online for viewing by the University community. The University also provides students, faculty and staff with emergency procedures and a bound copy in each classroom. Read the Campus Safety Resources Page

Mission Statement:

It is the mission of the University of North Texas at Dallas Police Department to preserve the peace and to enhance the safety and security of UNT Dallas; its students, faculty, staff, visitors, and assets, through our commitment to integrity, professionalism, and compassion.


Greetings and welcome to the University of North Texas at Dallas Police Department website. On behalf of the men and women of our department, we thank you for investing time to learn about our mission and what the University’s Police Department stands for. The men and women of the UNT Dallas Police Department are our greatest asset and they proudly serve our community with dignity, courage and honor. They are firmly committed to our core values: Integrity, Working Relationships, Competency, Continuous Improvement and Quality Service.

The UNT Dallas Police Department was founded in April 2012 with a primary goal of ensuring the safety and security of all faculty, staff, student and visitors. We support the University’s mission to empower students, transform lives and strengthen communities by fostering a relationship of unrelenting support, connectedness and quality customer service. With a collaborative team spirit in mind, we work together to make UNT Dallas a safer place.   

I take full responsibility in ensuring the officers and support staff you see around campus provide our community with exceptional customer service.

Please browse our website for additional information and resources that are available to you. Our department is responsible for all public safety, parking and transportation operations.

It is always a pleasure working with you so please stop by and visit our department.

We look forward to serving you.


Chief Shaw

Emergencies: Dial 911 | Officer Dispatch: 972.780.3000


The UNTD Police Department is currently not accepting applications for the position of police officer.  Applicants must have prior officer experience to be considered.