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Message From the Chief


On behalf of the UTC Police Department I am pleased to welcome you to our web page.
This site represents an effort to provide the university community with an overview of the
operation and services of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Department of
Public Safety.
As Chief of Police for the University's Police Department, I am proud of our police officers, support staff,
and student employees who have demonstrated a personal commitment to providing a professional
and effective community oriented law enforcement agency. I encourage you to browse through our website,
which will provide you with information pertaining to crime prevention tips, crime statistics, and other
resources available here at UTC.
Please take a few minutes to acquaint yourself with our department and the many
services and activities our officers and staff are engaged in to help make the campus community
a safe and pleasant environment.  I welcome your comments and suggestions.
If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me.
Robert Ratchford
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