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Under the Texas Education Code 51.212 subsection (f) information relating solely to law enforcement activities of a campus police department are subject to the Texas Public Information Act, Chapter 552 of the Texas Government Code (the “PIA”).
In responding to open records requests for public information, (i.e. information relating solely to law enforcement activities), Trinity University is committed to providing customer friendly service and processing all requests pursuant to the PIA. Information solely relating to law enforcement activities is public unless it is confidential by law and/or falls within an exception to the PIA.
Requests for information relating solely to law enforcement activities can be mailed, hand-delivered, faxed, or sent by electronic mail. Electronic mail or facsimile requests must be sent to the electronic address and fax number listed below.
*To request transcripts please refer to the Office of the Registrar.
Requests for records relating solely to law enforcement activities under the PIA must be in writing.Including the following information in your request will help ensure that your request is processed timely and accurately:
A list or description of the specific law enforcement information you are interested in, including time periods. Please include enough description and detail about the information you are requesting to enable us to accurately identify and locate the information requested.
Under the Texas Education Code 51.212 subsection (f) and the Texas Public Information Act, I request access to______ copies of ____________ [or copies of]_____________[Include the name of the document or the type of information. You may also request the information in a particular format (for example: a paper copy or digital format, subject to the terms, including the cost provisions, of the PIA)]. Please provide the information to me at __________________________.
Some of the information maintained by Trinity University may be confidential and not subject to public disclosure under the Texas Education Code 51.212 subsection (f) and the PIA, including, but not limited to:
If you request copies of confidential/protected information under the PIA, Trinity University may request an Attorney General's opinion about whether or not the information needs to be released. In the event Trinity University requests an opinion from the Texas Attorney General, the information will not be available for review until after the Attorney General makes a decision about whether the information is to be made available. The Attorney General's office generally has 45 business days from the date the request for a decision is submitted, to make a decision on whether the information may be released.
Download the PDF version of the policies and procedures.
Trinity University Police Department PIA department is open M-F 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. and will be closed on all days the university administrative offices are closed. Any e-mails received after 5 p.m. will be deemed to have been received the following business day.
If you need a special accommodation for your request, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), please contact Ms. Jennifer Adamo at 210-999-7486.
Questions regarding this policy should be directed to Cpl. Laura Hernandez at 210-999-7326.