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Senior Law Enforcement officials from Mexico tour the UTSP Academy while visiting Texas.

Senior Mexican LE


The 2016 Chancellor's Trophy Pistol Match has come to an end with 12 teams representing 8 of our campuses competing for the top spot. The 24 shooters represented a great cross section of the UTSP, including first year officers as well as seasoned veterans. Captain Mike McCord, UT Arlington PD, won the individual award with Ofc. Carlos Guzman, UT Houston PD, and Ofc. Jeff George, UT Arlington PD, placing 2nd and 3rd respectively. The 2016 Chancellor’s Trophy winner was UT Arlington Police Department! Second place was one of the UT Houston PD teams consisting of Carlos Guzman and Sgt. Wiley Smith. Third place was UTSouthwestern Medical Center PD which was represented by Officers Austin Brooks and Kevin Hicks.


Chancellor's Trophy Pistol Match 2016


New classroom building is now complete!

MILO Classroom


MILO inside classroom


Carports have now been built at the Academy

Academy carports

Construction begins on the new Academy ARREST Building

ARREST Building

The 98th Basic Police Officer Class continued the 100% pass rate tradition on their state licensing exams. Congratulations!

98th BPOC


On December 1 - 3, 2015, the UT System Police Academy hosted the first ever Sexual Assault/Family Violence Investigator Course (SAFVIC) attended by representatives of every UTSP department.



The 12th Lateral Officer Class graduated October 20, 2015, in spite of flood and tornado warnings!

12th Lateral Officer Class


12th Lateral Officer Course


Construction of the new Police Academy truck port is almost complete, thanks to UT System and UT Austin Facilities!

Academy truck port


96th BPOC

The System Rapid Response Team’s Austin and San Antonio Squads Train at the UT System Police Academy

SRRT Team Training


The 2014 Chancellor's Trophy Pistol Match was held Novmeber 10-11, 2014 with five Institution departments participating. Thanks to our Chiefs for supporting this annual event. First Place Team was again awarded to officers from UT Houston PD; Officers Chad Wiland and Carlos Guzman. Congratulations to all who participated.

CTPM 2014


With the support of the Office of External Relations, Facilities Management, our Chiefs of Police and our Police Academy Staff beautiful banners representing each institution now provide a gateway to the University of Texas System Police Academy.

Arlington-Medical Branch Health Northeast-MDACC
Health Science Center Houston - Southwestern Medical Center Pan American - Brownsville
Tyler-San Antonio Austin-Rio Grande Valley
Dallas-Health Science Center San Antonio UTEP-UTPB

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8th LOC


95th BPOC

Congratulations to the 95th BPOC who graduated and were commissioned May 30, 2014!


95th class gift to the academy

BPOC Class 95's gift to the Police Academy. Don't go the wrong way on Koen's Way!


7th Lateral Officer Course

The 7th Lateral Officer Course completed it's training on May 2, 2014. Congratulations!


DAV training

System Rapid Response Team Trains with Newly Acquired Tactical Vehicles, November 2013



The 2013 Chancellor's Trophy Pistol Match was held Novmeber 7 - 8, 2013 with nine Institution departments participating. Thanks to our Chiefs for supporting this annual event and in particular to Lt. Hector Flores, UTPA PD and Sgt. Kevin Gray and Officer Carlos Guzman, UT Houston PD for their assistance. The teamwork shown among the UTSP family is commendable!

First Place Team was awarded to Sgt. Gray and Officer Guzman.

First Place Individual was awareded to Officer Tim McKinney, UTSW PD, who placed first in all four events.

CTPM Group 2013

CTPM 1st place team


CPTM 1st Individual


5th Lateral

94th BPOC graduates

Bobby Gideon at Graduation

ODOP Staff, Institution Chiefs and Officers, law enforcement collegues, family and friends attended the graduation of the 94th BPOC on May 31, 2013.


In May of 2013, ODOP invited members of UT System Administration staff who have contributed to the support of the Police Academy to tour the facility. Click the link to go to a gallery of pictures.



AAS 10K run

The UT System was well represented in the Austin American Statesman 10K run on April 7, 2013.

In addition to cadets from the BPOC #94, Inspector Glen Koen and Regent Pejovich also participated.

Pictured left to right are: Cadet Luke Wilkes, Inspector II Glen Koen, UT System Regent Brenda Pejovich, Cadet Isaiah Garcia, Cadet Fidel Castro.



Gideon shooting

Photo from the Daily Texan Online:


4th Lateral School

The 4th Lateral Class of the UT System Police Academy ready to work!


4th Lateral ASP Baton

4th Lateral ASP Baton

Academy personnel conduct ASP Baton Training for the 4th Lateral Class




Members of the 94th BPOC attend Emergency Vehicle Operator Course at the DPS track in Florence.


Firearms Proficiency Officers

MJH with Firearms Officers

Director Heidingsfield speaks to the Firearms Proficiency Officer Class, March 18, 2013


UTS Academy personnel

Police Academy staff, Bobby Gideon, Dan Raff and Charlie Patnode in their Class A Uniforms


3rd Lateral Academy class

Members of the Third Lateral Police Officer School graduated on December 18, 2013. Pictured above with Academy Administrator Bobby Gideon and Training Coordinator Charlie Patnode are: Brandy N. Elliot, Michael L. Funke, Jesus Gonzales, Natalie N. Rodriguez, Douglas R. Schramm, Jason Thomas, Maranda Tupper, Pablo Lopez, Eric Dawes, Brian T. Martin, Douglas S. Olive, John T. Washington. Congratulations!


Chancellors Trophy Match 2012

Six teams representing the UT System as well as two individual shooters participated in the 2012 Chancellor's Trophy Pistol Match. Back Row L-R- Dean Peterson-ARL, Jonathan King-ARL, Timothy Gutierrez-HSC SA, Greg Pollock-SW, Tim McKinney-SW, Hector Barrera-SA, and Chad Wiland-HOU. Front Row L-R Catrina Nanez-HSC SA, Steve Gehret-GAL, Jason Chide-GAL, Carlos Guzman-HOU, Robert DeRohn-SA


This years CTPM 1st Place Team award goes to the UTSP- Houston represented by Chad Wiland and Carlos Guzman.


Click the link below for a QuickTime Movie featuring Lt. Wayne Smith from UT Houston PD running the 3 gun part of the 2012 Chancellor's Trophy Match


A slideshow with additional pictures of this years's match can be viewed at this link:





2nd Lateral Academy

Congratulations to the Officers attending the UT System Police 2nd Lateral Academy who graduated on August 28, 2012! Also pictured are Academy Coordinator Bobby Gideon and Training Coordinator Charlie Patnode.

Boatright, Carl M.

UT HSC San Antonio

Bouzek, Mitchell

UT Austin

Douglas, Clifford A.

UT Galveston

Garrett, Teresa A.

UT Galveston

Hernandez, Cynthia M.

UT Austin

Larner, Michael W.

UT Austin

Pettit, George Jr.

UT HSC San Antonio

Riedel, Michael J.

UT Galveston

Rivera, Daniel T.

UT Austin

Sedmak, David J.

UT HSC San Antonio

VanVeen, Amy J.

UT El Paso

Volpe, Cesar R.

UT HSC San Antonio

Young, Randall L.

UT Arlington





The 93rd BPOC celebrated their graduation on May 18, 2012, congratulations to the following new members of The University of Texas System Police!


Rogelio S. Avila

The University of Texas at Austin

Braden A. Bozer

The University of Texas at Arlington

Samantha R. Carter

The University of Texas at Austin

Jeffrey D. Corff

The University of Texas at Austin

Jose L. Cortez Jr.

The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Nathan J. Hish

The University of Texas at Austin

Eric R. Johanson

The University of Texas at Austin

Michael S. Morrison

The University of Texas at Arlington

Dustin M. Oliphant

The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Marco A. Rodriguez

The University of Texas - Pan American

Brandon M. Williams

The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston









Inspector Larry Bloom was choosen by the 93rd BPOC as Instructor of the Year.

Click the link above to view a video of the 93rd BPOC produced by Officer Samatha Carter.


1st Lateral Academy

Congratulations to the 1st UT System Police Lateral Academy class that graduated on April 20, 2012. In addition to Academy Training Coordinator Charlie Patnode, pictured above, officers attending the Lateral Academy:

Terri Bonura


Evelyn Castilleja


Jesus Castillo


Sharice Crank


Jorge Luis Garcia

Pan American

Michael Hackbarth


Arvind Isaac


Jose Orta

HSC San Antonio

William Simpson

HSC San Antonio

John W. Siverand, Jr.


Larry Sparks


Jose Manuel Trevino

Pan American

Tracy Weems


Nicole Williams



SRRT Spring 2012

Officers from various Institutions participate in Spring Training for the UT System Rapid Response Team (SRRT) held at the UT System Police Academy.



ODOP Staff visit the Police Academy for the commissioning of Assistant Director Ruben Puente on March 5, 2012


Director Heidingsfield delivers to Oath of Office to new Assistant Director Ruben Puente

in front of the 93rd class of the UT System Police Academy


Puente with 93rd BPOC

Assistant Director Puente with the 93rd Police Academy class


Range renovations

Assistant Director Ruben Puente, Inspector Paul Shepherd and Director Mike Heidingsfield

inspect renovations to the Police Academy firing range

Academy sign

Honor Guard

Firearms Instructors


Patrol car

Patrol car




Rifle school

Rifle instructors




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