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The mission of Southwestern Seminary Police Department is to serve and protect the campus community with professionalism, vigilance, and a servant’s heart. Dedicated and trustworthy at all times, we will continually strive to do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with our God.
The Southwestern Seminary Police Department is responsible for the safety and security of Southwestern Seminary and Texas Baptist College students, staff, faculty, and visitors. SWBTS Police Officers are sworn police officers commissioned through the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE).
SWBTS Police Officers provide special services unique to our campus setting. The department operates 24/7, 365 days a year. Professional Dispatchers in the dispatch center monitor the campus by means of closed circuit television and other alarm monitoring systems. SWBTS Dispatchers are equipped to ensure the dispatch of police officers and/or other appropriate personnel in response to calls for service.
Southwestern has a Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) in place to help all members of the Southwestern & Texas Baptist College community deal with any form of concerning behavior.
Concerning behavior may be most simply defined as any type of threatening or intimidating behavior which causes another person to be concerned for that person’s well-being or the well-being of another.
The goal of Southwestern’s BIT is to address concerning behavior utilizing a fact-based approach to assess and if necessary, implement an integrated plan of action. The BIT utilizes available resources to alleviate and/or mitigate any concerning behavior to the benefit of the individual and the entire Southwestern and Texas Baptist College community.
The BIT is comprised of the Director of H.R., Dean of Students, Dean of Women, Chief of Campus Police, AVP of Student Services and the Director of Housing.
To report concerning behavior you may contact any of these individuals directly. You may also leave an anonymous voicemail at (817)921-8733 or you may send an email to BIT@swbts.edu.
In an emergency, please call Campus Police directly at 817 921-8888.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding Southwestern’s BIT please do not hesitate to contact any of the listed team members.
In order to ensure the safety and security of our campus, all students, faculty, staff, and employees must register their vehicles with Parking and Vehicle Services.
RAVE is the emergency notification system that the SWBTS Police uses to advise the SWBTS community about emergency situations, school closures, and other urgent information. All students and employees are automatically registered to receive information via text or email.
We highly recommend visitors, guests, and family members to register to receive alerts when you are on the SWBTS campus.
If you are a family member or parent of a currently enrolled SWBTS/TBC student please contact the student to add you to his or her account at https://getrave.com/login/swbts
If you are a conference/event guest or visitor and would like to get notifications while you are on the SWBTS campus please email email@example.com with your contact information.
The SWBTS ID card is a student and employee ID card that remains valid during the term of registration. New ID cards will only be issued to students who are currently enrolled. The spouse and/or dependents 15 years old and over of a current student are eligible to obtain an ID card.
Each student must carry the ID card while on campus and present it when requesting services from any office.
To obtain a SWBTS ID card, students, employee, or family must come to the SWBTS Police Office (located at 4540 James Ave) and present a valid form of ID with your legal name. ID card printing services are only available Monday to Friday from 8 am to 5pm.
For replacement cards or inquiries, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you believe you have received a citation or fine in error, then please appeal the citation as soon as you are able.
All Lost and Found items are to be turned in to the SWBTS Police Dispatch office.
Items turned in will be kept for a ninety (90) day period after which they will be disposed of or repurposed for Police use according to Seminary policy.
An individual who is looking for an item that has been misplaced should contact the SWBTS Police department through any of the following means:
Go in-person to the Police Information Desk located in the Police Administration Building.
Call the Police Information Desk at 817-923-1921
We are here to keep our faculty, staff, students, and employees safe and protected, so don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any concerns regarding campus safety.
House Watch Request
Report Concerning Behavior