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From Academy Commander Kenneth Baptiste

Academy Commandr K Baptiste

 

As the training coordinator for UT System Police, I pride myself on working collaboratively with each of our institution police departments to make sure we are not only meeting all TCOLE requirements, but also surpassing those requirements.

Our police academy is 1010 hours, whereas TCOLE sets the minimum to 720 hours.  Over 300 of our officers have attained the Master Peace Officer certification, respectively.  Working at Institutions of Higher Education, we realize the importance of mental health and de-escalation training, which is why we have over 200 officers that are Mental Health Officer certified across our police departments.     

Both our Basic Licensing Police Academy and In-Service training divisions are delivered with professionalism, patience, and recognize the need for adult based learning.  Our instructors are delivering up to date material- often consulting or in partnership with Academic Faculty at our Institutions and presented in an easy to learn format.  We just recently celebrated our 20th BPOC class with a 100% passing rate on the TCOLE exam.   

We strive to foster a learning environment for cadets, officers, telecommunicators, and guest students.  If for any reason you feel like we did not achieve this, please reach out to me directly so that I can look into the matter. 

Thank you,

Academy Commander Kenneth Baptiste
(817)-874-4213
kbaptiste@utsystem.edu


Regional Training Coordinators and Contact Information 

UT Arlington

Jonathan King - jking@uta.edu - 817.272.2975
Keith Scullin - keith.scullin@uta.edu - 817.272.9864
 

UT Austin

UT Dallas

UT El Paso 

Lt. Florencio Ramirez
3118 Sun Bowl Dr.
El Paso, TX 79968
Main: 915-747-5611
Office: 915-747-6641

UT Medical Branch Galveston

Lieutenant Rivera 
UTMB Police Department
404 8th Street
Galveston, TX 77555-0101
P 409.772.2691  C 409.740.9887
E jirivera@utmb.edu

Corporal Olga Joseph  
Recruiting & Training Officer 
UTMB Police Department
404 8th street (Bldg-121)
Galveston, TX 77555-0101
O 409.772.0680  O 409.772.1511 (Dispatch) F 409.772.0524 
E olmolis@utmb.edu
 

UT Houston 

UT Permian Basin

UT Rio Grande Valley

Antonio Zarzoza
501 N. Sugar Road
Edinburg TX 78539
(956)665-6532

 

UT San Antonio

Eric B. Weber, Sergeant #592
UTSA Department of Public Safety
Professional Development and Evidence
University Of Texas at San Antonio
One UTSA Circle
San Antonio, TX 78249
(210) 727-7152 (Office)
(210) 458- 4242 (Dispatch)
(210) 458- 7587 (FAX)
Eric.Weber@UTSA.edu 
UTSAPDTraining@UTSA.edu 
UTSADPSEvidence@UTSA.edu

UT San Antonio Health  

William H. Jones
Police Compliance Coordinator 
University of Texas System Police
Health Science Center San Antonio
(210) 567-8919
(210) 567-6234 fax
jonesw4@uthscsa.edu

UT Southwestern 

Lt. Greg Pollock
Training/Support Services
Univ. of Texas Southwestern Police Dept.
6010 Forest Park Rd.
Dallas, TX 75235
214-633-1616 (Office)
580-7750791 (cell)
 

UT Tyler

Sgt. Stuart Alexander
903-877-5169
Stuart.alexander@uthct.edu

UT Tyler Health 

Sgt. Stuart Alexander
903-877-5169
Stuart.alexander@uthct.edu

 


“Hiring and training are the cornerstone to a professional and highly effective police department. If you don’t get either of them right, the results can be catastrophic.”   

Group photo of the UTSP Training Coordinators