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UPD’s 2020 Clery Report Shows Increase in Reported Crime at Texas State University

By Rachael GerronWeb Content Assistant Manager Texas State University students feel unsafe on the San Marcos campus after the University Police Department’s (UPD) 2020 Clery report revealed that crime rates have gone up significantly since 2017. The Clery Act is a federal law designed to ensure that universities are fostering campus safety. Some crimes listed under the Clery Act include rape, burglary and aggravated assault. The act requires universities to […]

todayApril 25, 2021 243

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Texas State UPD Revising Crime Figures

By Juan GarciaAssistant News Director Last week, a Texas Tribune article revealed a flawed system by which the University was reporting crime figures. These inaccurate figures violated the Clery Act, a federal statute that requires universities to report crime and warn students of potential threats. Steps had been taken to rectify the problem when the report was released. University Police Chief Laurie Clouse said the department is promoting transparency throughout […]

todayOctober 7, 2019 32

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Campus Police Enforce New Tailgate Rules and Regulations

By Alexia Seay News Reporter Tailgate season has arrived. New rules and regulations are in place this year to create a family-friendly environment. Campus police are enforcing these new rules for football season to keep the fans safe while they enjoy the Saturday night lights. The University hopes these changes will create a fun and safe environment for game days. Sergeant Chris Cost, of the Crime Prevention Unit gives the […]

todaySeptember 14, 2018 46


Chat With the Chief Comes to the Quad

By Allison Randel News Reporter Texas State Police Department's Chat With The Chief had its first table event of the spring semester last Wednesday. Chat With The Chief is the department's initiative to connect police officers with students, where officers and Chief Jose Bañales set up a table in the Quad and take time to talk with faculty and students on campus. Chief Bañales said Chat With The Chief is a […]

todayFebruary 8, 2017 17


Man Arrested for Burglary in Texas State Dorm Room

By Marques Mingo Assistant News Director The suspect involved in the burglary of a Texas State student in a Sterry Hall dorm room has been identified and charged. Around 4:40 AM Sunday morning, the Texas State University Police Department received a 911 call from a female Texas State student saying she woke to a random male in her dorm room at Sterry Hall and saw him touching a sleeping female. Ledward […]

todayApril 13, 2016 46


University Police Department Offers Assistance Services

By Carlos Marquez III Senior News Reporter   The Texas State University Police Department offers many services to students, staff and faculty. The department offers Bobcat Bobbies and Cats On The Go to help students get around campus. Apart of offering rides around campus, the University Police Department also offers motorist assist for students, staff and faculty. Texas State University police officer Phillip Holden described the services that the department […]

todayFebruary 26, 2016 27

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Texas State Student Robbed, Four Suspects At Large

 News Department Last night, at approximately 11:30p.m., a Texas State University student was assaulted and robbed at gun point by four males. The student was in the quad, between Evans and Flowers Hall, when he was approached by the suspects. According to a Texas State Alert, two of the suspects displayed handguns and told the student to empty his pockets. The 4 suspects are described as 2 white males and […]

todayNovember 23, 2015 6


UPD Finds New Way to Connect With Students and Community

Trevor Frank News Reporter This semester the University Police Department is trying something new by creating the first ever Citizen Police Academy. The academy will give interested students and faculty a chance to see first hand how UPD operates on a daily basis. Sergeant Roland Belmares is the Academy Coordinator, and says the goal of the academy is to educate people about what UPD does, highlighting "The citizen police academy is a thirteen week […]

todayNovember 19, 2015 1

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Texas State UPD Investigates Long Gun Pointing

By. Marques Mingo News Reporter The Texas State University Police Department is investigating a report received of a long gun being pointed at a student. Police received the report at approximately 7:48 p.m.on Tuesday, Nov. 3, saying a long gun was pointed at a Texas State student in the Bobcat Stadium parking lot located at 1100 Aquarena Springs Dr. The suspect is described as a 40-50 year old black male […]

todayNovember 4, 2015 16

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