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Training Coordinator and Contact

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

Regional Training Coordinators and Contact Information 

UT Arlington

Jonathan King
Keith Scullin

UT Austin

Sgt Robert Land #1763
The University of Texas at Austin
University Police – Training Section
512-232-9631 |


UT Dallas

Sgt Somer Clark
Operational Training Sergeant
University of Texas at Dallas
Police Department
Richardson, TX 75080


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

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 


UT Houston 

Tunya Theis
Educational Specialist
Licensure and Training Unit
The University of Texas Police at Houston
Office: (713) 563-4741
Mobile: (832) 690-0897


UT Permian Basin

Theresa Y. Quintanar
Training Technician
University Police
The University of Texas at El Paso
3118 Sun Bowl Drive
El Paso, TX 79968
Office: 915-747-6639
Fax: 915-747-6376

UT Rio Grande Valley

Antonio Zarzoza
501 N. Sugar Road
Edinburg TX 78539


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)


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


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


UT Tyler Health 

Sgt. Stuart Alexander


Stephen F. Austin State University

Sgt James Campbell
Criminal Investigations Division | Training Coordinator
Stephen F. Austin State University Police Department
PO Box 13062
232 East College St.
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962
Office: 936-468-2608
Fax: 936-468-3984


“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