• Police Department


    Serving with Integrity

    Mission Statement

    The Mission of the University Police Officers at Hardin-Simmons University is to insure a safe and secure environment on the University campus through active and vigilant patrol of all parts of the University including all roadways, walkways, parking lots, athletic fields, academic and administrative buildings, and when required resident halls and resident facilities.

    The University Police Department will work within the United States Constitution to enforce the laws, preserve the peace, reduce fear, and provide for a safe environment.

    We shall strive to improve the quality of community life through the provision of quality and equitable services. We shall always engage in behavior that is beyond ethical approach and reflect the integrity of police professionals.

    Campus safety and security are coordinated by the Hardin-Simmons University Police Department. Hardin-Simmons University Police Officers are armed, have full arrest powers, and are vested with the same rights and powers as all other Texas Peace Officers. Hardin-Simmons University Police can be contacted at 325-670-1461, 24 hours a day.

    The University is well lit with lights in parking lots, in areas with heavy landscaping and trees, and along pathways frequently traveled by students. In addition to telephones in residence halls, lobbies and common areas of most campus buildings, there are six outdoor emergency call boxes strategically located throughout the campus. These phones are connected directly to the University Police.


    These values guide all decisions and actions made by this department's employees.

    • Strive to learn to grow
    • Be honest, ethical and professional
    • Strive for excellence
    • Lead by example
    • Treat all persons with respect and compassion
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