University Police Department

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University Police Department

The West Texas A&M University Police Department (UPD) is a full-service police department. In addition to policing, UPD provides vehicle unlocks and boosts as well as escort services. 


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WTAMU Police officer

West Texas A&M University Police Department (UPD) officers are certified Texas Peace Officers with jurisdiction granted by the Education Code to enforce local, state and federal laws. Made up of 18 full-time officers, their jurisdiction spans to any county where the Texas A&M University System owns, rents, or leases property.

UPD encourages reporting of all criminal activity and provides a criminal investigation division for follow-up of any criminal offense reported. To pass on information or if you have questions, please email

Recognized by the TCPA

UPD is a Texas Police Chiefs Association Accredited Agency

Campus Access

West Texas A&M University is a public and open campus. No effort is made to restrain the general public from entering campus; however, the University Police Department does reserve the right to bar individuals who are considered a threat to the University community. WTAMU operates under a "no tolerance" level of enforcement relating to fighting, weapons, alcohol and other drugs on University property. All state and federal laws are strictly enforced.


Mailing Address
P.O. Box 60295
Canyon, Texas 79016


24hr Dispatch: 806-651-2300
24hr Fax: 806-651-2310

Shipping Address
2403 Russell Long Blvd.
Canyon, Texas 79015


Parking Services: 806-651-2308
Lock Shop: 806-651-2145

Physical Address
301 23rd St.
Canyon, Texas 79015
(across from McDonald's)


Emergency: 911