Crime Prevention

Police Officer University Park Police BadgeThe University Park Police Department believes that Crime Prevention is one of the foremost responsibilities of the law enforcement profession. The Department recognizes the need for open communication with and education of the public we serve. The University Park Police Department strives to involve all personnel in our crime prevention and community service functions. We wish to develop a partnership with the community and recognize that citizen participation and interaction with the department are necessary to achieve and maintain a safe environment.

For more information email Crime Prevention Officer Lita Snellgrove or call 214-987-5374.


The University Park Police Department provides fingerprinting services to residents of University Park for their various needs. Fingerprinting is available during normal business hours (Monday through Friday 8 am to 5 pm), except on City holidays. Residents must supply their own cards; the City charges $20 per card for the service. To have your fingerprints taken, come to the Police Department's administrative office. That office is located on the second floor of City Hall, 3800 University Boulevard.

Police Station Tours

Tours of the University Park Police Department are available to University Park citizens, schools, and civic groups. To schedule a tour, contact Crime Prevention Officer Lita Snellgrove at 214-987-5374.


Are you a target for a break-in?

By following some basic crime prevention tips, you can help to reduce your chance of becoming a crime statistic.

  • Are all doors and windows to your home locked?
  • Are your car doors locked and the keys or key fob in your possession?
  • Are valuables in plain sight or easily accessible?
  • Do you have an alarm system, and if so, do you use it every time you leave?
  • If you are out of town, is a friend or neighbor picking up your mail, newspapers, and package deliveries?

Although you cannot completely crime-proof your home, you can make it more uninviting for the would-be burglar, who may decide your home is not worth his time to break into.