About the Baylor University Police Department
Part of the Finance and Administration Division, the Baylor University Police Department has a staff of 34 persons, including 27 police officers, 6 dispatchers, and an office manager. Collectively, the Police Department has more than 300 years of law enforcement experience.
All Baylor commissioned officers are licensed and certified by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement as meeting the minimum training requirements of the State of Texas for peace officers. They are Police officers with the same authority as a municipal officer. To remain certified, Baylor officers must complete 40 hours of in-service training bi-annually, including multicultural diversity awareness.
Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, officers with the Baylor Police Department respond to over 10,000 calls a year. The department operates seven marked patrol vehicles on campus, a bicycle unit, and a Criminal Investigation Division.
The Baylor University Police Department will be the primary reporting and investigating law enforcement agency for all crimes occurring on the BU campus. The City of Waco Police Department will be the primary reporting and investigating law enforcement agency for all crimes occurring outside the boundaries of the BU campus. Both agencies will continue to provide mutual aid assistance to each other on a daily basis.
Baylor Police officers are also commissioned as reserve McLennan County Sheriffs Deputies and as such have co-jurisdiction with the Sheriff's office in McLennan County. Citations issued are adjudicated within the local McLennan County Justice of the Peace offices, located at the McLennan County Courthouse.
The Baylor University Police Department office is open Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Police dispatchers are on duty at the office (located at the Speight Street Parking garage) to receive calls for service/assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including holidays. If you are in need of Police assistance, call 254-710-2222 or 2222 from any campus telephone.