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Campus Security

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Campus Security works around the clock to protect the well-being and safety of students, faculty, staff and visitors. From proactive campus patrols to crime prevention programs, your safety is our top concern.

Message from the Chief

Clayton Staton

I am humbled and honored to be given such a great opportunity to serve the University of Tulsa family. With my extensive law enforcement background, I believe I will bring a wealth of knowledge to this community. I believe a proactive department will allow our team to become more transparent and will improve our ability to build better relationships within our TU family.

I appreciate watching our students prepare for their future leadership roles. The pleasure of working as a team, and the essence of being a part of something larger than yourself is an amazing sense of accomplishment.

We can all learn from each other and from each other we can all learn.

“Reign Cane!”

Sincerely,
Chief Clayton Staton
Director of Campus Safety and Security
University of Tulsa

Campus Security officers comprise the department’s patrol, investigations and administrative divisions and are authorized to arrest and detain individuals on university-owned or -controlled property per Oklahoma state statute Title 22, Section 187. Officers conduct foot, bicycle and vehicular patrols of the campus, including residence halls – 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Officers patrol and maintain a security presence at three separate campuses and several non-campus buildings and properties that are owned or controlled by The University of Tulsa.  The department is augmented with off-duty Tulsa Police officers employed to assist campus patrol and security for large campus sporting and special events.

TU has a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Tulsa Police Department that establishes collaboration on reports of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking victims, including off-campus incidents that involve members of the TU community where Tulsa Police provides the law enforcement capabilities on campus. Campus Security communicates and cooperates with all other federal and state law enforcement agencies to ensure awareness of incidents that may occur on or off campus.

The communications center is staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year with APCO-certified Public Safety Dispatchers (Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials) and other support personnel who monitor all electronic security systems (fire and intrusion alarms, access control systems, surveillance cameras, emergency phones and radios).

During an emergency

  • Remain as calm as possible
  • Immediately report the incident to Campus Security 918-631-5555 or 911 for Tulsa Police
  • Stay on the telephone until help arrives

If you’ve witnessed a crime

  • Mentally estimate the suspect’s height, weight and age
  • Remember identifiable characteristics, like facial features, hair, etc.
  • Listen to suspect’s speech or accent
  • Note the type and color of clothing
  • Look for details such as tattoos and scars