The University of North Texas
Health Science Center
at Fort Worth
Emergency: (817) 735-2600
Non-Emergency: (817) 735-2210
3600 Mattison Ave.
Fort Worth, Texas 76107
We are dedicated to maintaining a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors.
The department is directed by Chief Jeff Arrington.
The University of North Texas Health Science Center Police Department is staffed by 22 full-time employees and operates 24 hours a day. HSC Fort Worth Police Officers are licensed with the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement as peace officers vested with all the powers, privileges and immunities of peace officers in the State of Texas.
The Texas Education Code defines our jurisdiction as “all counties in which property is owned, leased, rented or otherwise under the control of the institution of higher education.” These counties include Tarrant, Denton, Dallas, and Cooke. HSC Fort Worth Police Officers have authority to “enforce all laws, including municipal ordinances, county ordinances, and state laws.” HSC Fort Worth Police Department also maintains an inter-agency relationship with the Fort Worth Police Department.
We provide comprehensive law enforcement services. Officers routinely patrol the campus by foot, electric bicycles and vehicle. State criminal laws are enforced, as are administrative and state traffic regulations governing driving and parking restrictions. Officers take police reports when an offense or an incident is reported, and criminal cases are filed with the Tarrant County District Attorneys Office.
The department also employs a number of non-sworn personnel who serve as Communications Officers and Public Service Officers (PSOs). Communication Officers are certified through the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) as Telecommunications Operators. They are responsible for answering telephone and walk-up complaints, dispatching calls, monitoring surveillance cameras and alarm systems in addition to operating various in-house and law enforcement computer systems. PSOs are responsible for providing patients, visitors, and vendors coming to HSC Fort Worth with basic information such as instructions on where to park and directions on how to find campus facilities and personnel.
This page was last modified on May 27, 2020