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About Us

A Message from the Chief of Police

The Trinity University Police Department is committed to creating a safe community in which to work, learn and live. Our state certified police officers, security officers and communications officers are here to assist you at Trinity. The University Police Department addresses all security concerns in a proactive and progressive manner ensuring our students, faculty and staff are provided with the best possible service. We provide 24 hour police service and emergency response by vehicle, bicycle and foot patrol. I encourage students to utilize our safety escort program known as "Tiger Tracks" during evening hours.

Working together as a community, we will continue to be safe and secure at Trinity.

Paul J. Chapa
Chief of Police

Our Administrative Staff

Chief of Police

Paul.Chapa [at] (Paul J. Chapa)

Assistant Chief

pperez1 [at] (Pete Perez Jr.)

Patrol Division

jrowse [at] (Lieutenant John Rowse)

Investigations/Special Projects Division

jsantell [at] (Lieutenant John Santellan)

Compliance and Administrative Assistant

lhernan4 [at] (Cpl. Laura Hernandez)

Telecommunications Supervisor

Jhonas Hernandez
TCO Supervisor

The department staffs a full-time telecommunications supervisor tasked with coordinating shift schedules, training and supervising our State Certified (24 hour) telecommunications operators.


tlummus [at] (Sgt. Tony Lummus)
Sergeant Investigator

The department staffs a full-time investigator tasked with developing investigative leads on all criminal incidents, conducts background investigations, crime preventions initiatives, sexual assault investigations, property & evidence technician and files criminal cases with the District Attorney's office.

Training & Special Events Coordinator

Sgt. Clint Ratliff
Training Coordinator & Special Events

The department staffs a full-time Police Training Sergeant tasked with coordinating training for all department personnel. The Training Sergeant also coordinates security coverage for all special events on Trinity University.

Community Awareness

Off. Eliseo Sandoval
C.A.R.T. Leader/Community Awareness Liaison
Crime Prevention E-Mail: CP [at]

The department offers several programs in Crime Prevention and community awareness with the goal of increasing personal and community safety. The Community Awareness Resource Team members develop initiatives towards educating our community efforts to target and address criminal activity, and ensure the safety and security for the University.

Parking Services

Christina Villanueva

Parking Services operates Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Short term visitor parking is provided in several parking lots around campus. This office is located in Student Financial Services at Northrup 108.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Trinity University Police Department is to work with the highest integrity in partnership with our campus community to enhance quality of life by providing exemplary police service for all in a proactive, progressive, and professional manner.