SWBTS Police Department

Serving and protecting the seminary campus and the community

The mission of Southwestern Seminary Police Department is to serve and protect the campus community with professionalism, vigilance, and a servant’s heart. Dedicated and trustworthy at all times, we will continually strive to do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with our God.

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The Southwestern Seminary Police Department is responsible for the safety and security of Southwestern Seminary and Texas Baptist College students, staff, faculty, and visitors. SWBTS Police Officers are sworn police officers commissioned through the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE).

SWBTS Police Officers provide special services unique to our campus setting. The department operates 24/7, 365 days a year. Professional Dispatchers in the dispatch center monitor the campus by means of closed circuit television and other alarm monitoring systems. SWBTS Dispatchers are equipped to ensure the dispatch of police officers and/or other appropriate personnel in response to calls for service.

Report Concerning Behavior

Southwestern has a Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) in place to help all members of the Southwestern & Texas Baptist College community deal with any form of concerning behavior.

Concerning behavior may be most simply defined as any type of threatening or intimidating behavior which causes another person to be concerned for that person’s well-being or the well-being of another.

The goal of Southwestern’s BIT is to address concerning behavior utilizing a fact-based approach to assess and if necessary, implement an integrated plan of action.  The BIT utilizes available resources to alleviate and/or mitigate any concerning behavior to the benefit of the individual and the entire Southwestern and Texas Baptist College community.

The BIT is comprised of the Director of H.R., Dean of Students, Dean of Women, and the Chief of Campus Police.

To report concerning behavior you may contact any of these individuals directly.  You may also send an email to BIT@swbts.edu.

In an emergency, please call Campus Police directly at 817 921-8888.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding Southwestern’s BIT please do not hesitate to contact any of the listed team members.

Parking and Vehicle Services

In order to ensure the safety and security of our campus, all students, faculty, staff, and employees must register their vehicles with Parking and Vehicle Services.

RAVE Alert System

Severe Weather Resources and Emergency Procedures

Below you will find information regarding severe weather and SWBTS emergency procedures.

ID Cards

Citation Appeals

If you believe you have received a citation or fine in error, then please appeal the citation as soon as you are able.

Lost & Found



We are here to keep our faculty, staff, students, and employees safe and protected, so don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any concerns regarding campus safety.

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817-921-8888 (or 8888 from any campus phone)