The University of North Texas

Health Science Center

at Fort Worth

Police Department

Emergency: (817) 735-2600
Non-Emergency: (817) 735-2210

3600 Mattison Ave.
Fort Worth, Texas 76107

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We are dedicated to maintaining a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors.

The department is directed by Chief Richard McKee.

Police Officers

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.  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.