The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Police Department operates under the authority given private universities in section 51.212 of the Texas Education Code and section 2.12 of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedures. To this date, the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Police Department continues to function as an organized police department within the State of Texas.
As part of the Campus Planning and Support Services Division, the department employs 9 full-time police officers and 10 part-time police officers. Each UMHB police officer is licensed and certified by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement. Each of our officers are vested with all rights, powers and privileges associated with the position of Peace Officer in the State of Texas and have arrest authority.
The Police Department is staffed 24 hours per day, 365 days a year. Our Department is a diverse and progressive organization focused on exceeding the expectations of those we serve. We are organized around four founding principles; Prevention, Protection, Education and Service. The department's law enforcement strategies are built on fundamental policing practices which emphasis risk reduction and the implementation of lasting solutions to community problems.
The UMHB Police Department is located on the first floor of the Mabee Student Success Center at 905 Moore in Belton, Texas. Our administrative offices are open Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Administrative offices are closed on campus holidays and weekends. The Police emergency number is answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week including holidays. Individuals in need of Police assistance should call 911 or 254-295-5555 or 5555 from any campus telephone.