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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."

Jun
27
2019
As part of the ongoing I-35 reconstruction project, TxDOT crews plan to close Dutton Avenue between South 5th Street and South 8th Street for approximately six months, beginning Monday, July 1 at 6 a.m., weather permitting.
Jun
3
2019
WACO, Texas (June 3, 2019) – Crews plan to temporarily close the northbound I-35 Downtown 5th/4th Streets exit (335A) Monday, June 3, weather permitting, to allow for construction of the new ramp. A temporary ramp is expected to be open to traffic by early fall.
May
24
2019
WACO, Texas (May 24, 2019) – Construction crews will permanently close the I-35 pedestrian bridge at 8th Street on Tuesday, May 28, with removal scheduled to begin that night in anticipation of the reconstruction of I-35 mainlanes. To keep crews and the traveling public safe, this will include overnight FULL southbound and northbound frontage road and mainlane closures throughout the week. Please read the information below so you can plan alternate routes to, from and around campus next week.
May
10
2019
WACO, Texas (May 10, 2019) – Beginning Sunday night, May 12, construction crews will begin the permanent closure of two direct-access ramps between Interstate 35 and Business 77. In addition, on Monday, crews will permanently close the 11th/12th Streets bridge that crosses over I-35.
Oct
19
2018
In honor of the DEA's National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Oct. 27, 2018, drop-off your unused and expired prescription drugs at the BUPD Station Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. BUPD officers will securely dispose of all prescription drugs collected.
Jan
31
2018
There have been 11 school shootings in the United States in the first 23 days of 2018, according to the New York Times. Reports of such incidents are seemingly loosing their impact and weight because of the frequency with which they occur.
In lieu of the increasing threat, Baylor Police Chief Brad Wigtil urges students to become more knowledgeable about emergency procedures. (Baylor Lariat)
Jan
29
2018
Everyone plays a part in campus safety- find out how you can help.
Nov
14
2017
You can help reduce the opportunity for bike thefts by locking your bike with the right equipment and registering your bike with the Baylor Department of Public Safety.
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.”