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Bicycle registration forms can be submitted online at,  and the registrant may come to the TCU Police Department to receive a bicycle permit. Forms may also be obtained at the TCU Police Department, 3025 Lubbock Ave. Registration is not mandatory, however, the information gathered may assist police in recovering a bicycle if it is stolen.

Bicycle riders must adhere to all state and local laws. Pedestrians have the right of way.

The TCU Police Department encourages anyone, who is the victim or witness to any crime, to promptly report the incident. Crime can be reported by calling 817-257-7777, online at the TCUPD webpage Report a Crime or anonymously on the FrogShield safety app Frog Shield. Reporting suspicious activity or behavior can often prevent a crime from occurring and contribute to a safe campus environment.

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is a federal statute requiring colleges and universities participating in federal financial aid programs to maintain and disclose campus crime statistics and security information.

The TCUPD, posts a daily crime log, and produces an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. The crime log and annual report may be found on the TCU Police website and are available at the TCU Police Department located at 3025 Lubbock Ave.

Campus Security Authorities

Campus security authorities are identified as any member of the TCU Police Department, its officers and staff; and any University official who has significant responsibility for student and campus activities, including, but not limited to, the staff in the the Dean of Students Office, Housing & Residence Life office staff, Hall Directors, and Residential Advisors: the Department of Athletics (coaches): the Chancellor, Vice-Chancellors, and their respective offices and any other University official who has the authority and duty to take action or respond to particular issues on behalf of the University. At TCU, all employees are considered mandatory reporters and therefore must report knowledge of any crime or policy violation to the appropriate individual(s).

Crime prevention and other services are offered by the TCU Police Department and the Fort Worth Police Department’s Community Service Office and include Active Shooter Training, Sexual Assault/Acquaintance Rape Prevention, Personal Awareness and self-defense, Campus Crime Watch Meetings, Crime Prevention Surveys for Home and Business, Operation ID: Property Identification System, Auto Theft Prevention (Window Etching) and Vehicle Jump Starts. Due to possible problems with electric locks, TCU Police Department is unable to provide vehicle unlocking services. Crime prevention services can be requested by filling out a request form at Crime Prevention Training Services or by calling the non-emergency number for the police department at (817) 257-8400.

All firearms and dangerous weapons are prohibited on campus. TCU has complied with the statutory requirements of Section 411.2031 of the Texas Government Code and the TCU Board of Trustees, voted to prohibit license holders from carrying concealed handguns on any campus grounds or building on which an activity sponsored by TCU is being conducted, and in any passenger transportation vehicle owned by TCU.

The only exceptions are that students, faculty and staff may bring unloaded firearms, other weapons and ammunition directly to the TCU Police Department to be checked in and stored in a locked gun vault. Texas law permits a person to store a concealed firearm in a locked, privately owned or leased motor vehicle parked on a street or driveway or in a TCU parking lot or parking garage.

The full TCU Policy is available through this link:   Firearms and Weapons

TCU Public Safety administers a student escort program, Froggie Five-O. Froggie Five-O operates between the hours of 7 p.m. – 1 a.m. during the fall and spring semesters. Froggie Five-O provides safety escorts and uses student employees who escort students on foot or by golf carts to all areas of the campus. After 1 a.m., TCU police officers or security guards are available to escort students concerned for their safety. Students may request an escort by calling Froggie Five-O at 817-257-5856 or the TCU Police at 817.257.7777.

The TCU Police Department manages a mobile safety application that uses geo-fencing and the nation’s first Indoor Positioning System (IPS) to send accurate locations and pertinent information about 9-1-1 callers directly to TCU police. Users can also send anonymous safety reports and concerns while attaching photos and videos. Other functions include Friend Watch, real-time Shuttle route information and links to campus safety resources and services. The application is provided at no cost to all TCU community members and guests. More information can be found at Frog Shield or by calling (817) 257-7933.

The TCU Police Department is the official lost and found office. Articles lost or found should be reported as soon as possible to help the office in returning property to the rightful owner. Students can call 817-257-7777 to inquire about lost items.

Any individual who has reason to believe that a TCU student is missing (from campus or while away on a trip), should immediately notify the TCU Police Department at 817-257-7777. In the event any University employee receives information regarding a missing student, the employee should immediately report the information to the TCU Police Department. The TCU Police Department will generate a missing person report and initiate an investigation.

In accordance with the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008, TCU has a procedure in place to investigate reports of a missing student. The University recognizes, for some students, contacting existing emergency contacts, parents, or both may be problematic. Therefore, students have the option to designate a Missing Student/Confidential Contact by completing and submitting this form electronically. This contact is separate from their normal emergency contact person.  While these contacts can be designated as the same individual, the Missing Student/Confidential Contact information will only be accessed by the TCU Police Department. In some instances, the TCU Police Department may, however, need to provide access to other University offices (e.g., offices of the Dean of Students and Housing and Residence Life), to assist in an investigation.

No later than 24 hours after the TCU Police Department determines that a TCU student is missing, TCU Police will notify the designated Missing Student/Confidential Contact as part of their investigation procedures. If no Missing Student/Confidential Contact information is designated, TCU Police will utilize existing Emergency Contact and/or parent/legal guardian contact information.

If a student is under 18 years of age and not emancipated, their parent(s) or legal guardian(s) will be notified within 24 hours that the student is deemed missing, even if they are not designated as the Missing Student/Confidential Contact(s) designated on this form. The University reserves the right to notify additional individuals, including the parent or guardian of students 18 years of age or over, if a student is determined to be missing.

The full policy is available at this site:  Missing Student/Confidential Contact Notification

The Office of Emergency Management is responsible for creating the framework within which the Horned Frog community increases institutional disaster resilience. TCU Emergency Management facilitates a comprehensive emergency management program built upon industry standards and best practices across the phases of emergency management: prevention, mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery.

“L.E.S.S. is More” is the TCU Safety campaign that emphasizes the recommended emergency responses to a life-threatening situation on our campus.  The L.E.S.S. in the phrase “Less is more” is an acronym for the three Emergency responses: Lockdown, Evacuate and Seek Shelter.

L.E.S.S. is More

The “L.E.S.S. is More” drills are conducted during the first two weeks of every semester for all of the Residence Halls on campus.  The same drills are conducted once a year at every non- residence hall building on our campus.

L is for Lockdown:

When emergency conditions involve an active shooter or a violent situation involving the police, the safest method to protect individuals may be to lockdown and take shelter inside and await further instructions.

E is for Evacuate:

When the emergency conditions involve a fire or gas leak that would require building occupants to exit the building, the safest method to protect individuals may be to evacuate the building and meet at the designated rally point. Please refer to the TCU Rally Point Map to determine the Rally Point Location for your building.

SS is for Seek Shelter:

When the emergency conditions involve a severe weather event, the safest method to protect individuals may be to seek shelter by reporting to the lowest level of the building, away from exterior windows or the designated seek shelter location.

All students, faculty and staff who operate a motor vehicle on University property must register that vehicle with the TCU Police Department and comply with the rules and regulations set forth. The annual registration fees and the TCU Campus Parking Rules and Regulations can be found at

Purchasing a parking permit does not guarantee a parking place nor does the lack of a parking space justify the violation of any parking regulation. The fact that a citation is not issued when a vehicle is illegally parked does not mean or imply that the regulation or rule is no longer in effect.

Illegally parked vehicles may be ticketed, immobilized, or towed. The payment of traffic fines, immobilization or towing charges does not entitle the violator to accrue an indefinite number of citations. Continued parking offenses may lead to a suspension of campus parking privileges, and may also result in disciplinary action by the University. Whenever it is necessary to move an illegally parked vehicle, an independent wrecker operator will tow the vehicle to the wrecker’s storage area. The owner of the vehicle will be responsible for the wrecker fee and storage, plus the fine for the traffic violation.

The University does not assume any liability concerning the protection of the motor vehicle or any responsibility for providing special parking places near a building in which an employee works or a student’s residence hall or class.


The TCU Police Department (TCUPD) is committed to providing a safe learning environment for students, faculty, staff and visitors to the campus, through the mutual respect and shared responsibility of community policing. Our police officers are commissioned, by authority of the State of Texas and TCU’s Board of Trustees, to provide police service to property owned or controlled by the University. TCU Police and civilian security guards, are in service 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and the TCU Police dispatcher can be contacted at 817.257.7777. The office is located at 3025 Lubbock Ave.

The TCUPD maintains a social media Twitter and Instagram account, posts a daily crime log, and produces an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report.  The crime log and annual report may be found on the TCU Police website ( and are also available at the TCU Police Department.