University of Tennessee Police

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University of Tennessee Police Department
Abbreviation UTPD
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Agency overview
Employees 54
Legal personality Governmental: Government agency
Jurisdictional structure
Operations jurisdiction* State of Tennessee, United States
Legal jurisdiction State of Tennessee
Governing body University of Tennessee
General nature
Specialist jurisdiction Buildings and lands occupied or explicitly controlled by the educational institution and the institution's personnel, and public entering the buildings and immediate precincts of the institution.
Operational structure
Headquarters University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee
Agency executive Troy Lane, Chief of Police
Patrol cars Chevrolet and Ford cars, light trucks and SUVs
* Divisional agency: Division of the country, over which the agency has usual operational jurisdiction.

The University of Tennessee Police Department (UTPD) is the body responsible for law enforcement on the campus and various properties of the University of Tennessee. Their tasks include traffic enforcement, criminal investigations, criminal apprehensions, public safety, motorist assistance and security at public events. All of the UTPD's 54 officers are fully sworn and commissioned law enforcement officials with full jurisdictional authority in the State of Tennessee for enforcing all local, state and federal laws, codes and ordinances. With the majority of activities taking place within the city limits of Knoxville, Tennessee, the UTPD has a close working relationship with the Knoxville Police Department.[1]

Rank Structure[edit]

Title Insignia
Chief of Police
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Deputy Chief
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Captain insignia gold.svg
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U.S. police sergeant rank (black and yellow).svg
Police Officer/Detective

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