Department of Public Safety (DPS)

Campus Phone: 81.2911
Phone: 940.898.2911
Fax: 940.898.2999
Location: Oakland Complex 1st floor suite 100. The address is 1201 Oakland St.

Campus Phone: 82.6666
Phone: 214.689.6666
Fax: 214.689.6722
Location: 5500 Southwestern Medical Ave. Dallas, TX 75235-7299

Campus Phone: 84.2222
Phone: 713.794.2017
Location: 6700 Fannin, First Floor

The Department of Public Safety is responsible for all law enforcement services on all TWU campuses. Some of the available services include: on-campus escorts, unlocking and jump starting automobiles, first aid response, delivery of emergency messages, crime prevention services, severe weather procedures, parking, and vehicle and personal property identification. Contact your campus DPS for additional information about these services.

For information regarding public safety and emergency preparedness and procedures see Section 6 Campus Safety.

Lost and Found
All items found anywhere on campus should be turned in immediately to the TWU Department of Public Safety. Students are advised to report lost or missing articles to the Department of Public Safety on each campus.

Registration of Property
Registration of valuable personal articles is encouraged. Cameras, stereo equipment, computers, mp3 players, cell phones, tablets, and other valuables can be engraved with an identification number or driver’s license number. An engraver is available at the TWU DPS Denton location to members of the campus community for short-term use.

Traffic and Parking 
Traffic Rules and Regulations, is published annually with the rules and regulations which apply to visitors as well as members of the university community. A copy of the Rules and Regulations is available on the TWU Parking website (

Parking areas on the Denton and Dallas campuses are available to students who purchase a parking permit. You must have a parking permit to park on these two campuses. Parking is color coded, you must park in your designated area that correlates to the parking permit that you purchased (i.e: Resident students may park in the blue or black areas, Commuter students may park in the maroon or black areas). Parking permits are available to purchase online:

The university does not provide parking on the Houston campus. For parking information for Houston students please visit: Visitors to the Denton campus may obtain a temporary one-day parking permit from the University Information Booth or from the TWU Parking Office on campus. Dallas visitors may obtain a temporary one-day parking permit from the Dallas TWU Department of Public Safety office located on the first floor of the building.

Bicycle registration is required of all resident and commuting students. Registration is free and considered a protection for the owner. Unregistered and abandoned bicycles may be impounded by TWU DPS; notice will be put on the bicycle before it is impounded.

Parking for Students with ADA Parking Privileges Disabilities
Students with permanent or temporary disabilities, who have a valid purchased TWU ADA parking permit and a state-issued handicapped license plate or placard may park in any handicap ADA space available. Additional information about ADA parking can be found in the “ADA Parking” section of the parking rules and regulations The locations of the handicapped spaces are indicated on the campus map found online: Dallas: and Denton:

(The student services and resources described are available to students currently enrolled at the University. For some services or events, a fee may be charged and/or proper TWU identification may be required. Services vary from one university site to another.)


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