Letter from SWTJC Chief of Police
The Southwest Texas Junior College Police Department would like to welcome you to the campus. While you are on the campus, we want you to have an enjoyable and safe time. We are available to assist you in any way that we can.
We consider the college as our community and consider the students, faculty, staff, and guests as members of the community. We are the police department for the college community in much the same way as a city police department is for a particular city. Southwest Texas Junior College is not within the city limits of Uvalde or within the jurisdiction of its police department. We have our own independent, fully staffed, full-service police department with full-time, experienced police officers. Our officers are fully certified and licensed Texas Peace Officers. We do not employ security guards.
You are here because you have decided to continue your education and enjoy the benefits that a higher education can have on your life. The mission of the Southwest Texas Junior College Police Department is to help promote and protect an atmosphere that assists persons in achieving their educational goals. Our campus community does have its share of accidents, criminal activity, and injuries. Compared to other jurisdictions, however, our crime rate is extremely low. Our goal is to lower it even more. To accomplish this we need everyone’s help. If you witness a crime, see something suspicious, or know of someone that may need assistance on campus, please become involved and contact our department.
The SWTJC Police Department office is located in Hubbard Hall. Office hours are generally 8 am to 6 pm. Our phone number is (830) 591-7333. Alternate numbers are (830) 278-4401 (Switchboard); (830) 278-9147 (Uvalde dispatch); or 911 (countywide emergency). SWTJC Police cellular phone number is (830) 279-1861.
SWTJC Police respond to all incidents on the Uvalde campus of SWTJC. We gather information on, and investigate all crimes and offenses on campus. We report to the college administration. We file criminal cases through the Justice of the Peace Courts, the Uvalde County Courts, and the State District Courts. Campus parking violations are handled on campus through the Business Office and the Dean of Admissions & Student Services.
You are welcome to come by our office. We encourage you to take an active role in helping us maintain a peaceful and enjoyable campus community where you can get a quality education.
Chief of Police, SWTJC