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Thank you for visiting the Baylor Department of Public Safety’s website. The members of the Department are committed to serving all the constituents that comprise Baylor University. The members of the Department take great pride in providing all community members with exemplary law enforcement, emergency management, and fire safety services.

Our hope is that the information provided on this site will help you understand our role in providing a safe and secure environment for students, faculty, staff and guests to work, pursue academic endeavors, and participate in leisure activities.

Part of Baylor University’s uniqueness is that we truly are a caring community. In that light you also have a role to play in keeping our community safe. When you apply personal safety strategies, get involved by calling the Police Department when you observe a crime or suspicious circumstances, or report unsafe conditions, you are supporting the Department of Public Safety’s mission.

The members of the Baylor Department of Public Safety wish you success in all your future endeavors at Baylor University.

Our Mission Statement


"To establish and implement a comprehensive, sustainable security platform that will effectively serve the Baylor University community and protect its students, faculty, and stakeholders from harm and/or embarrassment."

May
8
2017
“Baylor University is committed to safety. We wake up each day focused on how to get better and create an even safer campus,” Wigtil said. “The Baylor Police Department will never become complacent and will continue to evaluate, research and implement new programs to enhance safety on campus.”
May
4
2017
The Baylor University Police Department (BUPD) recognized a growing need to implement new approaches to working with sexual assault victims using trauma-informed, victim-centered methods. Through intensive training and a commitment to serving the Baylor community, the BUPD is specially equipped to respond to reports and to conduct investigations concerning sexual violence.
May
1
2017
An intense focus on training enables the Baylor University Police Department to stay prepared and to serve the campus community
Apr
30
2017
The safety and wellbeing of our campus community is of utmost importance to Baylor University. The Department of Public Safety has made tremendous strides strengthening campus safety and security over the past few years.
Apr
28
2017
Last week we informed the campus community of the many efforts that have been made over the past few years toenhance the safety and security of Baylor University. We have since been notified by the U.S. Department of Education that beginning next month the Clery Act Compliance/Campus Safety Operations group will review Baylor's Annual Fire Safety and Security Reports, as well as the University's Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program and other related safety and security materials, as part of a Clery Program Review.
Apr
26
2017
The partnership between the Baylor University Police Department (BUPD) and the Waco Advocacy Center is a steadfast alliance that has sought to bring about change in response to sexual assaults.
Apr
20
2017
An external review of the Baylor Police Department by Margolis Healy & Associates resulted in the reorganization and enhancement of the Baylor University Police Department, including the hiring of a new police chief.

Baylor’s vice president for facilities and operations, Brian Nicholson, sent an email to students, faculty and staff Wednesday afternoon with information about improvements Baylor’s Department of Public Safety has made since commissioning the review.
Apr
19
2017
The safety and wellbeing of the campus community is of utmost importance to Baylor University.
Apr
11
2017
Over the past three years, Baylor University has made a significant investment in leadership, staffing and training in the Department of Public Safety (DPS) to establish a professional public safety operation that pursues excellence in all things.