The UT Health Northeast Police Department is recognized as a police agency throughout the state of Texas. Officers are commissioned by the University of Texas System Board of Regents and licensed by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Education. With a staff of commissioned police officers and guards, we have officers on duty 24 hours a day, 365 days each year.
The mission of the UT Health Northeast Police Department is to provide a safe and secure campus for members of the university community, emergency services, and campus services through a well-trained and efficient work force.
Our focus is on crime prevention, and all reported criminal incidents occurring on the UT Health Northeast campus are investigated by UT Health Northeast officers. We maintain a cooperative relationship with local municipal police agencies, county sheriffs’ departments, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Texas Department of Public Safety.
Hours of Operations and Location
The UT Health Northeast Police Department’s patrol and communications personnel serve the campus 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including weekends and holidays. The department’s administrative office is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and closed on holidays. The Police Department is located on the campus of UT Health Northeast in Building 717 on Camp Fannin Ave.
Campus Community Service
We provide assistance for individuals on our campus, such as vehicle assistance for stranded motorists and for unlocking vehicles and providing jump starts. We are available to escort our patients and visitors to their cars at night. In addition, we serve as the site for lost and found items. For assistance, call (903) 877-5297.
Traffic and Parking Regulations
Traffic and parking regulations, as defined by the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles, are strictly enforced on the campus of UT Health Northeast. In addition, citations will be given for violations like parking in areas not designated for guest parking, leaving a vehicle unattended in patient loading/unloading zones, or damaging campus property. The enforcement fee is $20 for each violation.
The possession of weapons including firearms, illegal, knives, clubs explosive devices, etc. anywhere on the UT Health Northeast Property is strictly forbidden and constitutes a violation of state statute.
UTHSCT respects the Federal and Texas Constitutions, both of which recognize Texas citizens’ right to keep and bear arms and the Texas Legislature’s power to regulate the wearing of Handguns. UTHSCT also recognizes its right under the Campus Carry Law to implement its own reasonable rules, regulations, and other provisions regarding the carriage on its premises of Concealed Handguns by holders of Concealed Handgun Licenses (“CHL Holders”). In seeking to fulfill its obligations under the Campus Carry Law to determine appropriate Exclusion Zones and permitted Concealed Handgun License Zones (“CHL Zones”), UTHSCT has strived to recognize CHL Holders’ rights in the context of: (1) the nature of UTHSCT’s faculty, student, administrator, patient, and patient family populations; (2) specific safety considerations; (3) the uniqueness of UTHSCT’s Campus environment; (4) applicable laws and contractual obligations; (5) issues of practical implementation; and (6) ease of compliance and reasonable administration and enforcement. UTHSCT believes this policy respects the rights and interests of all stakeholders and achieves a fair and balanced approach to carrying of Concealed Handguns by CHL Holders on its Campus.
THIS POLICY DOES NOT AUTHORIZE THE OPEN CARRY OF A HANDGUN ON UTHSCT’S CAMPUS, AND THE OPEN CARRYING OF A HANDGUN IS PROHIBITED ON UTHSCT’S CAMPUS.
Exclusion Zones Specific to UTHSCT Campus
- A Building patient care areas, including Emergency Room and Behavioral Health Intake
- F Building Pediatric Behavioral Health and Cystic Fibrosis patient care areas
- E Building (Riter Center) patient care areas
- Academic Center 1st and 2nd Floor patient care areas
- Biomedical Research Building
- Intensive Outpatient Psychiatry (IOP) Buildings, Longview and Tyler, Texas
- Public Health Laboratory of East Texas (PHLET) Building
- AA Building which encompasses Surgery, Day Surgery, and Rehabilitation Services patient care areas
- Outpatient Care Clinics located in Overton, Lindale, University Health Clinic (UHC) Tyler, and North Tyler Clinic, Texas
- Analogous to government court, areas in which formal disciplinary hearings are being held. Hearing notices will include a statement informing participants that weapons are not permitted in hearings. Hearings may take place in a variety of spaces which best meet the needs of each particular hearing. Considering the infrequency of formal disciplinary hearings and varying locations, temporary notices will be placed at the entrance of the room in which the hearing is being held.