Field Operations

Field Operations

The Field Operations Division is commanded by Assistant Chief Robert Meyer. It is comprised of six sections: Crime Prevention, Crim​​inal Investigations, Patrol, Security, Special Operations, and the Victims' Advocate.

The Field Operations Division is the fundamental service delivery team within the Texas A&M University Police Department and provides patrol operations 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. These services include providing the initial police response to 911 emergencies, all calls for service, and investigative follow-up.  The Field operations division has the responsibility to pro-actively patrol the campus in an effort to prevent crime, solve problems, investigate crimes and vehicle accidents, make arrests pursuant to criminal behavior, provide safety escorts, serve as building liaisons, conduct safety programs, and building partnerships within the campus and local community.

The division’s goal is to provide a safe and secure environment conducive to learning and research.​​​

Crime Prevention

The Crime Prevention Unit promotes awareness through education and the development of public partnerships. The Unit is responsible for providing crime prevention programs and services to the Texas A&M University Community.

Criminal Investigations

The Criminal Investigations Division (CID) has the responsibility to investigate criminal offences, apprehend offenders, recover stolen property, and seek prosecution. CID also provides various “plain clothes” services like Dignitary protection, student conduct security support, and job termination support, etc.


The Patrol Division, supervised by Lieutenant Kary Shaffer, is the heart of the department and the most visible to the general public. As the primary responsibility of this division, Texas A&M University police officers are on constant patrol of the campus 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to prevent crime, preserve the peace, and to protect life and property by enforcing the Texas state laws, and the Texas A&M University Rules and Regulations.


The Security division strives to provide a safe and secure environment that will assure all those affiliated with Texas A&M University the opportunity of achieving their goals while on our campus.

Special Operations

The Texas A&M University Police Department Special Operations Divisions coordinates police and security services for special events such as concerts, dignitary visits, commencement, holiday celebrations, student and department social events, athletics and weddings.

Victims' Advocate

The Victim Services program aims to assist students, faculty and staff with the traumatizing consequences of being a victim of a crime, even if the crime occurred off campus. We also assist citizens and visitors of this community if they have been victimized while visiting the Texas A&M community. Appointments can be scheduled by phone and the Advocate is available to talk from the hours of 8am – 5pm. You may email the Advocate but remember that confidentiality cannot be guaranteed when using email. Walk ins can be taken if the Advocate is available.